On our way back from Sweden we had a quick visit at our favourite Danish poster shop Paper Collective to see their new Architecture Collection, a series of photos consisting of fourteen motifs, all demonstrating the scope of architectural photography today. The series is captured by five photographers from around the world, including Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen of Norm Architects, who has also curated the series. Jonas’ contribution to the photo series is based on a long-time fascination of concrete.
Jonas’ “From the time of the Roman empire to present day, concrete has been one of the key materials of man made constructions. It can take many forms, shapes and shades – and whether experienced in the dome of the Pantheon in Rome, in Brutalist architecture of the mid-century modernist buildings or in contemporary polished concrete buildings, it is always a fascinating sight to see what architects can create out of concrete.”
Pictured above is the work of Norwegian photographer and self-taught illustrator Joakim Heltne who’s contribution to the series consist of minimal shots of architecture and people interacting with it.
Other contributors are Rich Stapleton among others, Rich is a UK-based photographer and artist working as Creative Director at CEREAL Magazine. His contributions to the series are classic examples of his work: details presented in a calm and subtle way.
I love the magazine and no wonder his signature style is described as ‘calm and quiet elegance’ something you can see back in the magazine and in his work pictured below and maybe my favourite from the series, the colours are really amazing.
More soft colours in the work of Guilherme da Rosa, born in Lisbon where he studied Architecture. I actually love both the soft colours captured in the photo above as the raw concrete captured by Jonas below. See the whole Architecture collection at Paper collective
The good Cause
We love working with Paper Collective and their products in our shoots, you might have seen their posters popping up here: Quick -Step laminate NDSM apartment shoot. At Paper Collective they believe that good design can be more than the sum of it aesthetics and its functions. In collaboration with their contributing artists part of all sales of the art prints goes to a good cause somewhere in the world. I think it is great that every time you buy a poster you play a part in their projects.