My panel of prints which were a successful submission for Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society in November 2016. The accompanying statement of intent is as follows:
Statement of intent
Los Angeles-based architect Frank Gehry is recognised as one of the leading architects of the last fifty years, noted for creating innovative and inventive forms utilising sophisticated purpose-created software to produce drawings which refine the design and enable construction.
I have used my original photographs of Gehry’s ‘Experience Music Project’ building in Seattle to produce new abstract images which comment on the realisation of this structure, exploring its curving, multi-coloured metal planes, which in turn are influenced by guitars deconstructed by the musician Jimi Hendrix.
Each final image has been created by merging individual photographs of this highly complex building. Colour shifts emerge serendipitously through the process of layering, mirroring the way that the building morphs and changes with each different viewpoint. I have deliberately used a square format to communicate the formalism of architecture contrasting with the energy and free flowing forms constrained within its boundaries.