I imitated Ezra Stoller’s technique, using light-and-shadow to reflect the shape, material, interior structure, and exterior atmosphere and even the effect on people who use the building.
From Ezra Stoller’s works, I can see daylight crosses glass walls and creates a warm and bright environment inside and how sunlight changes the direction with time. In additional, I think both natural and artificial light can guide people. In Picture B, intensive lights in the front of stage in a theatre can help audience focus on the performance rather than the shadow part — other seats.
In my portfolio, I used iPhone and Photoshop to add Monochrome filter to emphasise the light-and-shadow.
Picture 1: Central Park (inside)
Picture 2: UTS Business Building (inside)
I took pictures for the UTS Business Building and Central Park, both internal and external, because they mix light and shadow into their designs. From internal, I took pictures for the glass celling, daylight can come inside, then people can enjoy natural lights. And from Picture 1, the celling is the bottom of a pool for residents, shadow can reflect the movement of water. I believe Sydney is a city with great natural environment and people like to enjoy sunshine even they stay inside the building.
And from the external part (Picture 3 and 4), designers use mirror as part of wall or celling of building, so let surroundings can be shown on the mirror, such as blue sky, green trees, other buildings. I think this can show Sydney is an integrated city and it embraces different ideas, designs and cultures.
Picture 3: Central Park
Picture 4: UTS Business Building
Stoller, Ezra (1915–2004)
- High Modernism
- TWA Terminal portfolio
- Manufacturers Trust portfolio — US Industry portfolio