Task 1, Part A: Abstract Work in Public Spaces Inspired by Helene Binet

Helene Binet’s Banal Photographs in Quoditian spaces that have common Abstract Quality
Abstract Work in Liverpool (1)
Abstract Work in Liverpool (2)
Abstract Work in Liverpool (3)
Abstract Work in Liverpool (4)
Abstract Work in Liverpool (5)
Abstract Work in Liverpool (6)
Abstract Work in Liverpool (7)
Abstract Work in Liverpool (8)
Abstract Work in Liverpool (9)

Good afternoon everyone, these photographs illustrated were taken at Liverpool public space, inspired by Helene Binet’s banal and quotidian spaces that have some common abstract quality. “Helene Binet has emerged as one of the leading architectural photographers in the world. Every time she takes a photograph, she exposes architecture’s achievements, strength, pathos and fragility”, as quoted by Daniel Libeskind , capturing both historical and contemporary structures like her works displayed in the Gallery Köln exhibition in 2010 and 2011 (Helene Binet, 2017). Binet communicates her ideas using different techniques like composition of the images, black and white, saturation, brightness vs darkness and framing the images by cropping them into a section of a specific structure to display the unusual. Correspondingly, I have performed this technique on the images that may be difficult to perceive its real structure and creating abstraction. The images creates the illusion of buildings or similar to the apartment building displayed by use of vertical line abstraction.
 To sum up, Architecture is not just about how to build and create liveable space, it’s also about how unique designs, different ideas assist to attract people to occupy their selves in the building, how the movement makes them feel, creating a scenery for people to admire. It’s a story that describes the beauty of such uniqueness in designs that can change an ordinary space into an attractive area. Having a different perspective can change the meaning of abstraction, how an image that has been slightly morphed can change perceptions.

1. Helene Binet, 2017. Helene Binet Photographer. [Online] 
Available at: http://www.helenebinet.com/about.html
[Accessed 25 March 2017].
2. Kwok, E., 2017. Lecture 01_Photograph and Frame. [Online] 
Available at: https://online.uts.edu.au/webapps/blackboard/execute/content/file?cmd=view&content_id=_1292869_1&course_id=_28042_1
[Accessed 25 March 2017].

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