Modern city

The Manufacturers Trust building, 510 Fifth Avenue at 43rd Street, designed by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, was completed in 1954. Credit Ezra Stoller, Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York

The photos of The Manufactures Trust building by Ezra Stoller , the American architectural photographer,emphasize geometry, transparency, timelessness with shadow and light exposing the angle and surface of the building, and the stress between clean lines and the structure of modern buildings. In those pictures, Stoller subtly uses shadows and light to give a strong framing and create a great visual perception.

Darling Walk,C4/1 Harbour St,Sydney NSW 2000

I try to learn Ezra Stollar’s work and take photos of a contemporary building with an expressive massing thanks to the use of shadows and light. Those photos show the same building, but we can see the differences between the photos due to the photos being taken at different times. The photo on the left, is taken in the morning. It shows the distinct lines on the surface of the building through the use of shadow and light, to express a modern city that looks tightening. The photo on the right, is a lighting building at night, focuses more on the body and the interior space of the building, and reveals the grids on the surface, making a strong framing. Those photos display a contemporary building which is not too adornment. The space structure is clear and beautiful and stresses a concise exterior. They reflect the fast-pace of modern life as simple and practical, but also fresh.