EZRA STOLLER- JOHN HANCOCK TOWER
From the late 1930s into 1980 Ezra Stoller was Americas preeminent architectural photographer and still today his photographs define mid-century modernism. Stoller’s iconic photos accentuate architecture in The three- dimensional experience through a two- dimensional medium. By utilising techniques of vantage point, colour, shadow and lighting conditions he is able exaggerate the intended look of the architects buildings more than ever perceivable. Ezra Stoller’s photograph of the John Hancock building conveys these techniques and was used as inspiration for my photos. Shadow and light is similarly used to create a contrast between the industrial materials of steal and glass that the buildings comprise of, the carful consideration of which direction light is facing enables shadows to darken and intensify steal frames and brighten glass facades. Ezra stollers use of framings was replicated throughout my photos as the strong framing of the building edges are surrounded by almost only the sky above to which the building seems to continue into. This is achieved through the use of vantage point as it creates a monumental feel to the photographs. The distortion of colour to B\W was represented through all 6 photographs as it sets a tone of seriousness.