“We must preserve the dignity of modernity even while we attempt to overcome the disaster of modernity.” – Ken Wilber
The project had the working title ‘Integral lens: an integral approach to the study and representation of the built environment through the photographic medium’. The University of Tennesse, Knoxville and prof. Mark DeKay at the College of Architecture and Design, author of the book ‘Integral Sustainable Design’, was the sponsor and affiliated institution. The project included: visiting and photographing contemporary architecture and exploring photographically cityscapes from American cities; meeting with architects, photographers, artists and other industry related professionals; exploring and formulating an integral approach to architectural photography.
The itinerary from October 2015 to March 2016 covered the following cities: Knoxville, New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Miami, New Orleans, staying in each location from two to four weeks.
During this period, approximately 9,600 miles were covered by plane, 4,200 miles by car, 1,300 miles by public commuting, and 750,000 steps walking. In total about 12,000 still images were taken from 150 buildings and locations, 65,000 images in time-lapse video, and 20 meetings and interviews.
Lo Presti Park, Boston
Maverick Landing, Boston
Lake Front / Grand Park, Chicago
Navy Pier, Chicago
Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York
Pier 45 Hudson River Park, New York
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Convention Center, Boston
Union Wharf Harborwalk, Boston
Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara
WMS Boathouse, Chicago
InterActiveCorp, New York
Mansueto Library, Chicago
Saint Mary of the Assumptions, San Francisco
Aqua Tower, Chicago
Lake Point Tower, Chicago
Trump Tower, Chicago
Marina City, Chicago
Holland Tunnel, New York
Lower Manhattan, New York
Bunker Hill Bridge, Boston
Bay Bridge, San Francisco
Series of editorial and artistic images to be presented in books and exhibitions. Check from below links:
A lecture and workshop at the College of Architecture and Design of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Check from below links:
About Pygmalion Karatzas
Pygmalion Karatzas is an architect and self-taught photographer focusing on editorial and artistic architectural photography. His images are being featured regularly in numerous publications in Greece and abroad. His three collections ‘Morphogenesis’ are available through blurb.com. Distinctions include international competitions Architizer A+ 2014, Sony World Photography Organisation 2014, International Photography Awards 2014 & 2015, Spider Black & White Awards 2014.
He has participated in group exhibitions in Aigion, Athens, Thessaloniki, Rome, London, and was among the 2015 Best Pictures of the Year for Interior Design Magazine. Recent projects include the coverage of the Expo Milan 2015 pavilions, Barlas Architects, Valia Foufa & Panagiotis Papassotiriou ‘Villa Melana’, Anmahian Winton Architects ‘Community Rowing Boathouse’, the ‘MIMOA Architecture Guide – Doha’.
He collaborates with the Danish Architecture Center as photo editor of arcspace.com, a contributing photographer on Arcaid Images London and iStock Getty Images, and a member of the Association of European Journalists. His on-going research is towards an integral approach to architecture, sustainability and art. Based in Aigion, travels in Greece and abroad for his personal projects and assignments.
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All the pictures in this post are copyrighted Pygmalion Karatzas. Their reproduction, even in part, is forbidden without the explicit approval of the rightful owners.