Julian Escardo

Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still

Tag: Dynamic

Circles and Lines…

Good morning! catching up to a lot of work, here is finally an update to some of my recently published work. On the newer front is my upcoming exhibition along Boulevard Saint Germain in Paris – details on my FB page for those of you living and /or visiting Paris and would like to attend: http://www.facebook.com/FJEimages – Please enjoy this latest teaser with more to come shortly.

 

Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles (detail, re-capture version 2013, monochrome)

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BNF, Paris (one of my favorite places to shoot, this time I was able to catch some great clear reflections and work the tones)

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La Défense (revisited a new building site, this time aiming to frame entirely on site, and I cross processed for full effect)

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All photographs ©Julian Escardo Photography

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2014…

Good morning!…After a profound year of change and reflection for many, I welcome 2014 as the year of consolidation. To celebrate sometimes is to take a step forward, or simply to take a step, but celebrate at last. Change is inevitable and embracing it means treading on new waters, and learning to cope with new found confidence. Among some of my decisions (no pressure…lol!) I opted for launching a series of architectural black and white photographs; 10 to be exact. I had them critiqued, undertook minor corrections, and finally had them printed. Beautiful Baryta paper especially formulated for BW work…….intense blacks and exquisite whites, contrasts and subtle lines showing to the naked eye. I was pleased then, I am pleased now.

Below lie the works described. It is my plan to locate suitable gallery space to show them, Paris (where I reside) is my first choice, but a home is a home, and as told to me by friends and colleagues, no serious offer can or will be refused. I have had the fortunate luck to show in Buenos Aires, Los Angeles and Catanzaro (Italy) – what’s next? I don’t know, but confidence and perseverance will dictate the path, and trust will create the right partnership. Please enjoy, thank you for coming and, as it has become a necessary custom nowadays, all works are part of my domain and are thus copyrighted.

note: suggestions, contacts, and or leads are encouraged.

Architecture – monochrome – Los Angeles, Paris locations

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Thank you for stopping by, always~

Julian

Books n’such…

Good morning!!…I had the pleasure of visiting the famous Bibliothèque Nationale de France Site François-Mitterrand recently and took a couple of photographs to [at least] try and mark the spot. Lets agree that nothing that can be taken can do justice to four magnificent buildings (18 floors each) placed square in a great big esplanade……enough public space to chill and housing for the largest collection of books in Europe. I first want to say that I am grateful for the permission I was granted to come in and shoot on an ‘off’ day. And rightfully so I want to make full disclosure and say that even though the photography is entirely mine I am aware and acknowledge that the rights of the same are those of the BNF (Bibliothèque nationale de France, Dominique Parrault, Architecte / ©ADAGP, Paris 2013).

Having said that I have to say that access to public buildings in Paris has been fantastic, and much more efficient and friendly than in other parts of the world. Rules are rules and I always observe them of course – it is not only the right thing to do but the most secure and logical in this day and age. However, us/we photographers have to know our rights too and not always cede if we are pursuing artistic or informative images. The best thing is generally to approach the place you are planning to photograph and be polite, yet get passed the usual suspects like basic security guards who will always say no just in case (not always however, in the interest of disclosure I have met some great and very knowledgeable guys and ladies in security positions).

On the move…

Escalator BNF

Fly with me…

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These two photographs intend to capture the dynamic architecture of the place…..but by all means do not do justice to the whole which I invite you to imagine or research via the links I provided. I had a great time and again ty and ty to Mme Sylvie S. from Production photo – photothèque – Délégation à la communication BNF.

Thank you for your continued support and visits as always.

Julian

note: all images ©

POV…

Good morning!…Today just a quick post to go over POV or ‘point of view’…so many good captures are missed on account of giving up before  walking the site, or trying something new – in this image I saw several ‘actions’ taking place at the same time – but it was confusing until I managed to lean real hard against a railing. Sometimes one wishes one could fly and hover……please enjoy it!~

3rd level, 6 p.m…

Thank you for visiting….

Julian

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Coalescence…

Good morning!..Motivated by my previous post I wanted to blend, not textures today, but just images this time – I set to create a sense of flow, a marriage of images of the same building to stir/wake-up the imagination. Often we see juxtaposed sections of buildings as we walk about and I say – what would happen if they were transparent? if you could see through them and they would form a different structure all together, a sort of abstract. These two are of the Disney Concert Hall in LA, one of Gehry‘s finest works. There are several examples of this building in my previous blogs which you are welcome to see. I hope you enjoy these two for now at least.

Four corners…

Silver shadows…

Once again, thank you very much for visiting and feel free to leave word of your impressions.

Take care,

Julian

note: all work is ©

Curves II…

Good morning!…….Today a simple post to show how the same building speaks such different languages on such different days. I love the way surfaces, materials and textures in buildings react to the environment – one day dynamic and powerful such as in the first photograph, another (second photograph) calm, serene almost imperceptible on a cloudless/foggy day.

Convergence…

White…

Thank you for viewing, comments/critiques welcome….

Julian

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