Nortigo
Project info

“and if everything around you seems afar, rise your gaze to the sky”

‘Nortigo’ is an exercise in shifting points of view as a gesture to reveal new and interesting information, compositions and feelings from spaces designed to form tangible connections between above and below. From a conventional standpoint, shifting perspectives was something to be avoided, but in our post-modern era it is an expression of pluralism. Such a diverse showcase is presented with this selection. The underline score points towards the material sublime.
Images are part of a larger photographic project - 'Integral Lens' - taken during a 5-month journey in United States awarded with the Fulbright Artist Scholarship. ‘Integral Lens’ is a photographic vision aiming to combine editorial and artistic architectural photography. Choosing iconic buildings as well as conventional structures and cityscapes we come across daily, is intended to share my enthusiasm for design and aesthetics, to contemplate on man’s symbiotic relationship with the material, and ultimately to trigger a more inspirational and uplifting sense for the built environment. During this trip, approximately 9,600 miles were traveled by plane, 4,200 miles by car, 1,300 miles by public commuting, and 750,000 steps walking. In total about 12,000 still images were taken from 150 buildings and locations, 65,000 images in time-lapse video, 20 meetings and interviews, and 300 hours in post-processing and editing.
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