This month I choose a theme for a post on thevoidmag.com (a student based architecture and design magazine functioning in TEDU) to be about architectural photography. The subject was to experiment with photographing buildings in the lens of a crystal of some sort. This prism allowed me to discover and experience these buildings in a new environment like an alternative universe where the images coming to our eyes are multiplied in various different parts to sometimes overlap and relate themselves accordingly. This technique creates also different angles of information to be seen in the same medium. It is very close to a collage work where you can visualize something which was nonexistent before and helps with the understanding of the building in a new way.
I started with the photography trip in Kızılay, Ankara which is a very vibrant part of the city which was first designed with the first urban planning projects for the neighborhood. There are many old and new buildings which had a serious impact on the history of Ankara. Many buildings stand as they are for a very long time serving various functions and this new method of documentation/discovery brought forth relations that showed still parts of the building relating. A new form.