This B&W photograph captures one of the sculptural roof-top elements at Casa Mila, designed by architect Antoni Gaudi. The texture of the cast in place concrete form reads smooth and draws the eyes into the layers of the vertical penetrations of the wall. Overall, I believe the hard shadow lines juxtaposed with the oblong voids create a zen-like sense of architectural balance and harmony.
Photograph was taken in Barcelona, Spain.
My name is Alan Todd and I live in Richmond, VA I make my daily living as an urban architect and supplement my passion for art and design through photography by capturing the expression of form, light, and material in the built environment. My interest in photography started during a trip in Europe to study classical and modern architecture, and the camera (in conjunction with sketching) was how I documented the elements and qualities that I thought were successful.
My approach to photography is to continue defining these characteristics of man-made and natural spaces that evoke a strong and memorable sense of place. Through photographic media and abstract scene composition, I hope to extract these wonderful spatial qualities and...
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