For me it’s quite obvious that the best work often derives from our own personal interests. I seem to have been drawn to photographers that have walked away from the corporate world to capture their own interests and express an idea. Focusing on personal work you’re often able to step back and look at things from a different perspective, as well as being able to capture instinctively and follow possibilities that aren’t always immediately apparent.
Nuno Andrade is a Portuguese photographer whose goal is to create powerful and timeless imagery. His series focused around ‘Urban Geometry’ and architectural builds particularly stood out, the colours are quite striking and the angles are very bold and modern, but I also like the fact that he’s obscured their actual true nature by showing only a portion of the build. This abstracts and gives us a unique viewpoint.
Not only limited to colour, black and white is also used to highlight shadow and create an intriguing contrast between light and dark. Hopefully Nuno continues to photograph in this way and uses light to his advantage. View a selection of my favourite photos here, more can be found on his webpage linked below. Enjoy.