Photography

James Welling’s The Glass House

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via NOWNESS | Photo by James Welling
 
 
We just can’t get enough of the Glass House…

The Photographer’s Impressionistic View of Philip Johnson’s Architectural Wonder

From 2006 to 2009, LA-based photographer James Welling made several trips to Philip Johnson’s Connecticut retreat, to capture the modern marvel in all aspects and seasons. The series of photos are collected in Welling’s forthcoming book The Glass House, which we preview in the exclusive images above. “It reminded me of my [architect] uncle’s house: It was nowhere near as grand, but had glass walls and looked out onto a little lake,” the Connecticut native says of his attraction to the structure, built in 1949 on a 47-acre plot of land just outside New Canaan.
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Jim Kazanjian


Photo © Jim Kazanjian
 

Portland artist Jim Kazanjian’s body of work consists of crisply composed digital images that explore the surrealist side of space and architecture. Drawing from literary influences such as H. P. Lovecraft and Algernon Blackwood, Kazanjian’s pictorials illustrate a fantasy-driven world that seemingly celebrates relics and decay.
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Another Rome


Photo © Gregory Crewdson
 
It’s likely that the critical reception of Gregory Crewdson’s latest body of work, a black-and-white series titled “Sanctuary” that is now on display at Gagosian’s uptown gallery, will focus on the difference between the somber new photographs taken on the backlots of Cinecittà and the artist’s signature images …read the rest of this article »

Aerial View of F-White House


Photo © Atsushi Akimoto
 
This is an aerial image of a house designed by a young, up and coming architect in Japan. The image was taken by a company specializing in aerial photography. I wonder how much artistic intention was put into photographing this house from the sky, but the subject makes it something worth of being hung on the wall of a gallery or museum (of course, in my opinion).

I have a few large Cibachrome art prints mounted on aluminum but have been looking for a few more to put up on the walls of our old Victorian style home (with a ridiculous amount of original features). This definitely will be one of them.

We are going to show you this house thoroughly in a few part post series beginning next week. Don’t miss it!

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山本卓郎氏設計の家の空撮写真。このイメージは、あらゆる意味で龍安寺の石庭とは全く異なるものなのだが、ずっと眺めていたいと思わせる点において似通っているものがある。その上、白い四角の周囲のディーテールがたまらない…瓦屋根、隣家の植え込み、マンホール、物干竿に吊るされた洗濯物。上から見た姿が、これほど美しい家というのも珍しい。