RESHAPING THE WORLD / Mundo perfeito Perfect world Fernando Guerra Exihibition and book on FAUP oporto - Arc Street Journal

RESHAPING THE WORLD / Mundo perfeito Perfect world Fernando Guerra Exihibition and book on FAUP oporto

by usti May 8 2008, 10:10 PHOTO




ARCHITECTURE PHOTOGRAPHY
Mundo perfeito
Perfect world Fernando Guerra Exihibition and book on FAUP oporto



RECONFIGURAR O MUNDO  RESHAPING THE WORLD

I do not believe in the objectiveness of photography. Despite the attempt of many to erase life’s subjective contingencies that contaminate the pure spaces drawn by architects, the image of an architectural object - or of any object - is always the imposition of a point of view. Of the photographer, of the one who chooses the light, time of exposure, type of lens or the camera. Whatever the case, it will always imply a choice or infinite choices and it is by definition (definitely?) subjective.
I do not believe in the myth of the architectural photographer as a contemplative, who thinks it is possible to choose, beforehand, one single synthetic perspective that combines everything a work of architecture encompasses. Architecture depends on many variables, it is never fully apprehended; it is, on the contrary, endlessly interpretable. The perception of architecture stems from the combination of multiple points of view, from the mental recon
stitution of numerous spaces
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luis Urbano
Comissário da exposição “Mundo perfeito”
Curator of the “Perfect world” exihibit


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