“The space within becomes the reality of the building.”
- Frank Lloyd Wright
If you are an artist or a photographer, you are probably familiar with the term “negative space”, which refers to the empty space around the main subject of an image. How you use negative space can have a dramatic effect on the aesthetics or appeal of your composiitons. But, what happens when the negative space actually becomes the subject of the photograph? This is exactly what Peter Wegner is exploring in a new series (and book), called Buildings Made Of Sky. Wegner scours the skylines, searching for areas where the negative space between the buildings, as Frank Lloyd Wright said, “becomes the reality of the building.” It’s a simple concept, but often the simplest concepts are the most difficult to pull off effectively. While I find them interesting in singles or triptychs, the gallery installation, where large grids of images can take up your entire field of view, seems like it would be much more dramatic. If you like the work, you can pre-order the book directly from Nazraeli Press, which is being offered as a limited run of 1000 copies.
[via American Photo]