How one photographer is capturing the architecture of cities around the world
Each and every country is unique, and for most people, the joy of travel is getting the opportunity to immerse themselves in new cultures. For photographer Andres Gallardo, the most exciting aspect of travel is seeing first-hand the diverse beauty of architecture around the world. In fact, he loves international architecture so much that he has been documenting it for the past six years as part of a series called Urban Geometry.
Andres got the idea for the project in 2013, just one year after receiving his first camera as a birthday present from his family. He shot some images in Tallinn, Estonia where he lived, captivated by focusing on the shapes of the buildings in a new way. The series evolved from there as his interests and skills grew. “This project is about the journey of self-development for me, both as a person and as a photographer. I never studied photography, so this project is really pushing me to grow and increase my skills. The fact that it involved a lot of travel is the most fulfilling experience,” Andres told Lonely Planet Travel News.
Andres has photographed cities such as Helsinki, Paris, Berlin, Brussels, Milan, Copenhagen, Alicante, Bremen, and Hamburg, and is currently in Taiwan working on a new chapter for Urban Geometry.
The project showcases just what makes each destination unique, with images including buildings with rustic pink stone fronts, sleek modern facades, colourful paint jobs and modernist motifs.
“When I travel and visit a city, my goal is to make one or two series for my project. Some cities are more challenging than others, but that’s what I love about this project. It keeps me constantly challenged. Last year I made my first trip to Asia, and included Beijing and Seoul in the project. Little elements like the completely different alphabet, or even the people and their habits make a big difference,” Andres said.
More of Andres’ photography can be found at his official website.
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