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Skymetric: Colorful Minimalist Compositions Juxtapose Architecture and Sky

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What happens when you give a graphic designer a camera? Well, in the case of Lino Russo and his latest project Skymetric, you get a eye-catching series of images that explore the relationship between nature and architecture in the most colorful way imaginable.

The series’ title, Skymetric, is an amalgam of the words ‘sky’ and ‘metric’ – the latter of which is derived from the word geometric — and it consists entirely of unique compositions featuring buildings of almost strictly primary colors, framed in such a manner that the photographs could easily be mistaken for a CGI rendering.

The shadows, colors and minimalist forms of the buildings come together to create a view that seems almost two-dimensional, and is very reminiscent of Russo’s graphic design background:

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Described perhaps best by Russo himself, here’s how he defines this minimalist series of images:

The subject highlights the decontextualization of places and architectural spaces in order to alter the natural structure. These places considered have in common the fact to be all completely square, regular and schematic, so achieving geometric shots in a minimalist context, where the simplicity and cleanliness reign supreme.

Another point in common is the sky, in fact each shot shows with a light blue background that decisively contrasts the brilliant colors of the architectures. So this places will cease to exist, the vision that result, won’t be more accostable to the original, it will recognize only systematic and organized compositions and structures.

To keep up with Russo and his work, check out his Behance profile by clicking here.

(via Photography Served)


Image credits: Photographs by Lino Russo used under Creative Commons


 
  • http://WWW.LIFEASCINEMA.BLOGSPOT.COM SEAN SHIMMEL

    Would make Bresson proud… a colorful, carnival-like vision of his call to passion to geometrics

  • BarleyD

    I just got paid
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  • tarena1991

    beautiful

  • NuyaBizness

    Love this.

  • olemwold

    This reminds me of the work of Franco Fontana!

  • NuyaBizness

    This seems a bit overpuffed… you could just say the blue sky creates interesting contrasts with the geometry… but whatever.. people do loooove their “art-speak” and I still like them a lot.

    “Another point in common is the sky, in fact each shot shows with a light
    blue background that decisively contrasts the brilliant colors of the
    architectures. So this places will cease to exist, the vision that
    result, won’t be more accostable to the original, it will recognize only
    systematic and organized compositions and structures.”

  • OtterMatt

    The idea is solid, and the shots are well-composed and almost mesmerizing to me. My only critique is that the single solid color background makes it seem like every shot was taken within 50 feet of all the rest. It’s such an unreal shade that I’m not sure how to take it.

  • theart

    I can see that being necessary for a gallery hanging. Color correcting to match the skies is going to make this set look much more cohesive when it’s all together in one room.

  • Ridgecity

    “What happens when you give a graphic designer a camera?” you forgot “standing in front of the most ridiculous building in the world.” Beautiful pics though very 80s!

  • http://pulpandpixel.ca/ Pulp & Pixel Creative

    These are gorgeous!!