Journal Entry No. 1
Architecture from the Lens of a Photographer
From Naoya Hatakeyama’s The Photographer and Architecture
Tatemoto, a Japanese word for buildings, means “things that are standing.” Each frame of a scene varies depending on the composition of the subject towards its background or vise versa. This scenery may have long been waiting for that perfect shot. As the scenery quickly changes, it brings much attention to its details, how the light hits the floor or how the shapes and sizes of the walls create a contrasting effect. This scenery has been waiting for that perfect shot, that perfect frame that captures a photographer who wanted to make these standing things and lying things to stand up.
Architecture as a subject of photography captures not only the structure but also interprets what the architect wanted to convey or understand how history has influenced the details of these things.