Shadows and Light.

A contemporary building with an expressive massing thanks to the use of shadows and light.

An individual’s perception of Architecture is manipulated through the use of shadows and light. Shadow and light are examples of elements which enhance our experience of Architecture, hence framing these elements can give these masses emotion and bring life within these frames, portraying emotions which were once absent or without intention.

Hélène Binet’s framing of Architecture takes advantage of techniques utilising light and shadows as an individual’s perception of these frames are shaped bringing about emotions and life. As shown through her photography Architecture is enhanced and aesthetically more pleasing. These techniques compliment one another highlighting intricate details, present a three-dimensional aspect and tones contrast elements which all come together. Furthermore, light presents a symmetrical element where we can visualise the world outside of the frame and the individual experiences a greater engagement with Architecture within the frame.

Light and shadow within these frames enhances an individual’s experiences as they are able to grasp the beauty of Architecture.

Therme Vals Diptychon A, 2006 | Frank Gehry Building
Holocaust Memorial | The Goods Line
Jewish Museum | Frank Gehry Building
Central Park | Commercial Building Central Park Area


Hélène Binet, Therme Vals Diptychon A, 2006, Artnet, viewed 27 March 2017, <>

Hélène Binet, Holocaust Memorial, 2005, Phaidon, viewed 27 March 2017, <>

Hélène Binet, Jewish Museum, 1998, Helenebinet, viewed 27 March 2017, <>