Getting the most out of our surroundings requires an element of artistic appreciation, and in some cases, finding that perspective can be a challenge. In modern society, efficiency and compatibility are the leading virtues in the design and architecture world which can sometimes leave little room for aesthetics. Getting it right is a difficult job, which sometimes is left up to individual interpretation as to how well it has been achieved.
From my first book, which contains stories, poetry, and photographs from the infamous Park Hill Estate here in Sheffield, UK, I learned that an appreciative eye in the world of bleak and conformed building design is a valuable asset. Granted, I was young, my talent hadn't been polished by today's standard, and it was my first proper book, but it has stood the test of time in the literary world and remains a continual source for students, hobbyists, and future book writers to this day.
I noticed some excellent photographs on Fubiz today, depicting other 'brutalist' or otherwise drab scenes which have had specific angles and lightings chosen which truly do justice to the area. It's fascinating what a good camera-person can do with their kit, and I don't think they'll mind too much if I show them here. Lines, lighting, and colour can all be much more expressive than what meets the eye, if we allow them to present themselves in such as way that speaks to us, that creates an image beyond the original front of things. When we look at something in just the right way, a whole new element of beauty waits for us to discover it. Camera work is the pioneering field in this activity, and for me, these works have been inspiring.
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