Javier Gil Vieco, architect and photographer for Abramson Architects, was recognized on February 12, 2019 at the AIA-Los Angeles’ Architectural Photography Awards Ceremony. His submission, entitled “Glowing Profile”, received the following comments from the Jury:
“This one I absolutely loved. It is so minimal. It’s so confusing. It renders architecture as a body. You don’t know if it’s on its side, if it’s a landscape, or what the sky is doing. It just feels sort of sensual in a way that I don’t normally see architecture in a photograph.”
The purely playful composition achieved by this exercise reflects the importance of composition in Javier’s photographic work.
“Architecture is a great subject to create suggestive abstract compositions like this one,” said Javier during his acceptance speech at the Schindler House/MAK Center in Los Angeles.
“The materiality of buildings and its elements, the different textures, and contrasts between light and shade, all add up to enrich photographs in a very unique way, which makes architecture photography so special.”