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Architectural Photography by Luca Abbadati
When it comes to photography, it’s never too late to find a passion for it, and, at some point, this could become your career. For Luca Abbadati love for the photography was always there. Even though Lucas’s official photography work started a year earlier, this 37 years old architect from Italy made his first photographs while he was studying architecture. He was photographing project areas and these images were his interpretation of the reality surrounding the project, as well as the basis for the future architectural plan. By re-inserting finished design in the first context, Luca realized the connection between reportage photos and photos that invented a new reality. This became significant in his work and affected his philosophical approach to photography.
Luca Abbadati’s Architectural View of Photography
Luca’s style has been recognizable by geometrical patterns and subjects. He perceives the world through the eyes of an architect: he catches lines, angles and figures, contrasting natural and constructed elements. Drawing inspiration from photographs such as those created by Luigi Ghirri, a pioneer of contemporary photography, or Bob Venturi and James Stirling’s postmodern architecture styles, Luca highlights the possibility of “taking” architectural pieces to create “other worlds”. In his images, these elements compose spatial relations, provoking new and different meaning of the subjects.
To Catch a Moving Moment – How Is That Possible?
Luca makes photographs that fix a moving moment. But, what does that mean?
I photograph a moment that leads to an event that will happen shortly.
His idea is to present the things that are not told nor shown but rather expected and imagined. His late collection Await represents the unique connection between reality and imagination – “a situation that tends to change in the immediate future“. This way, the photographer calls the audience to participate in the creation, trying to share his own emotions with them.