Julian Escardo

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

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Crossing the line…

Intersecting lines are always fascinating. They drive the eye as well as provide structural support. Many architects make them obvious, and elegant…I like that.

Around the Biblio, Paris…


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NY & More…

What do NY and Seattle have in common? Two monumental structures caled the Oculus and the Seattle Public Library. Details of each which follow….enjoy!





Seattle Public Library…




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Good morning!..As simplicity is the highest form of sophistication I was eager to post three of my most recent images as published in my FB artist page. It may or may not be a agreed upon by everyone but it is every artist’s obligation to search and capture the basic lines, the simple form once in a while, at least. A focus on minimalism enriches the heart they say. More to come in the near future, in the meantime please enjoy!




Sun ray…





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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)



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



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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Of Volumes and Glass…

Good morning!!…Two photographs I recently took have captured my heart……..and I don’t mean to say that my own work captures my heart, but as I always thrive to keep things simple, I think I achieved just that here. And therefore….yes, I am pleased. The first is of an 18 story building – a straight up looking view against one of the bottom glass panels, and my intention was to capture the ethereal quality of the scene. The day was right, the sun was there, no clouds to distract. I was ready to put my eye on the X. A friend and colleague of mine said of this same capture (and I think it serves to illustrate what I saw): “It’s like a hall of mirrors, where you don’t know which way is the right way up. The range of blues in this is stunning, particularly to the right of the image, it’s resoundingly Phantom of the Operaish in a way…the phantom historically created mirror traps…and this reminds me of it.”…..I love it when images evoke thoughts of this nature, and stir imagination. The second image is again, a very simple study of volumes and yes, again, glass is involved. In this case I had to resort to a black and white monochrome to make the said volumes stand out. I trust it worked…..yet you are the ultimate judge of that. Please enjoy!

After the flight…


Volumes at noon…


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Good morning!…..I was thinking of the word complexity the other day and visualized two images below that I took over a period of  a few months in 2010. I love complexity, especially in contemporary architecture – new materials have led the way for designers and architects , and have allowed them to let go of their inhibitions and produce veritable works of art. I hope you will enjoy these images, one is a blend and the other just a detail of a larger piece, both taken in Los Angeles…



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A little monochrome…

Good morning!…this time I’m posting a theme that I love…..passages. Again the HALL, with a light texture and processing, but focusing on a beautiful bit of 5 o’clock light. I love the leading lines that Gehry works with in his designs, the sense of hope and discovery; this being no exception. I hope you enjoy it and thank you for visiting.


Oh, there is another piece on passages/transitions further down if you want to check.

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Minimally so…

Good morning….as April moves along I thought that I would explore minimalism, that ethereal quality that strips all elements down to the bare necessities, revealing only the essentials (and doesn’t let even the compositional aspects distract us)……I love how architecture can ‘become part’ of the background sometimes. I like how through lines or shadows it can almost hover and create a sense of the surreal.

Endless affair (architecture detail, 2011)

Banister…(detail plus shadow, 2010)

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