I often wander around the cityscapes thinking about the buildings and how they reflect light in unusual ways. It sometime obscures the overall view of the structure and casts shadows across the surface and other builds surrounding it, thus creating an intriguing spectacle.
Self-taught French photographer Matthieu Venot has used this idea of reflection and light in a collection of work titled ‘Blinded’. Taking obvious inspiration from the strong light directed to and from these reflective facades, giving us a chance to examine these big sculptures in more detail. It also puts a different spin on these architectural builds, bringing forward some trends in architecture at the moment that some might like or dislike.
But the number one thing that I took from this series is the overall creativity and mindset needed to make them. Although mundane for some, Matthieu has been able to use everyday buildings and give them a real sense of grandiosity. Overall a nice series that should definitely be explored in more detail on his website, my other favourites from him include Who Want Sky and Urban Nautilus. Enjoy.