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Photography: Structures in Paris, Barcelona And Berlin

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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Photography: Structures in Paris, Barcelona And Berlin

Back in Paris in the spring of 2015, I started a 36 exposure black and white film with the intention of photographing structures, both natural and man-made. Since then, I have lived in Barcelona, revisited Paris and travelled to one of my favourite European cities - Berlin - and my SLR came with me.

PARIS


Paris photography structures
Paris photography structures
Paris photography structures
Paris is known for its beautifully classic, sand-coloured, Haussmann buildings but there certainly is more to the city's architecture than that. These photos were taken along the gritty, more industrial Canal Saint Martin where the different lines and grids were beautiful to photograph. As I started this film not long before I moved, unfortunately I was unable to fully explore this unusual way of photographing the white city.

BARCELONA


Barcelona photography structures
Barcelona photography structures
Barcelona photography structures
Barcelona photography structures
Barcelona photography structures
Barcelona photography structures
From Paris-esque Metro signs to interesting trees and the mix of industrial and picturesque architecture, I could not help but photograph such a variety of subjects in Barcelona. While shooting this film, I spent the most time in Barcelona, which was both an advantage and a disadvantage. Perhaps after a while, some things that would have photographed so well, I took for granted although the more I explored, the more photographs I could take. Watch this space for my colour film photos of Barcelona coming soon.

BERLIN


Berlin photography structures
Berlin photography structures
Berlin photography structures
Berlin photography structures
Berlin photography structures
Berlin photography structures
Berlin photography structures
Berlin is a very urban city with street art on every corner and vast open spaces of both development and nothingness. What particularly struck me was how many organic communities there were around the city who had created camps or makeshift shelters. I feel that I cannot comment further on this because I do not know about these communities but it certainly was intriguing to photograph.

I hope you had enjoyed seeing a few snapshots from my latest film. This follows on from my film PHOTOGRAPHING PEOPLE IN PARIS, which I shared on the blog a year ago yesterday. Yep, I must take more photos, more quickly - duly noted!

Izzie x

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5 Comments:

At 24 August 2016 at 18:48 , Blogger Kate A said...

Wow, great photos!!! Amazing composition. Love the one where you are looking through the bars. xx

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At 25 August 2016 at 17:18 , Blogger Isabelle Hardy said...

Thank you so much lovely! I enjoyed taking them so much! xx

 
At 30 August 2016 at 10:49 , Blogger Anna Hurricane said...

L OOOOOVEEE THEM !!!! <3 YOU ARE SO FREEEKIIIN TALLANTED MY LOV

 
At 30 August 2016 at 10:50 , Blogger Anna Hurricane said...

would have like half of them in a frame on my wall <3

 
At 30 August 2016 at 14:39 , Blogger Isabelle Hardy said...

Ahhhhh thank you so much darling! <3 <3 <3

 

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