Helen Binet has captured mostly black and white contemporary and historical buildings. The main thing that attract her work is how she play with light and shadows, which give sense of depth and deep feeling. This can be demonstrated through Helene binet’s photograph of the John Hejduk Housing in Berlin. Black and white is the main element that Helene Binet use for this picture. We can see in this photograph how depth the stairs until the ground can not be seen. Binet shows structure, material and forms , she is trying to show the curve of the stairs using the lights and shadows.
Black and white picture gathers the audience to see the ground level as the focal point, this can be seen by the use of shadow and lights. Lights act as the direction for the viewers to see the center of this photo and also to show the structures of the stairs. Whereas shadow trying to point the center or the focal point. This photograph shows the movement of people going up and down. The hole create attention for the people that using stairs because of the light that directly come through until the lower level.
Move to second picture from Helene Binet, the structure was constructed from 112 pine trees cut and arranged into a kind of tower. The angle from this photo almost the same and using the lights as the key points. How the light from the top gives a warm feeling. This two picture almost has the same shape which it is like a pipe. The contrast of the use of lights and round holes are very effective on catching people’s attention. Another point to mention is the similarity of the colour on the wall between the two photograph. The black/grey colour on the wall it give a simplicity. The photograph in UTS Science building it is easy catch our attention, because of the light that coming from the top.