Minimalist architectural photographs with a splash of colour

Peter C. Brandt is a commercial photographer with a career spanning more than 45 years, but he's now concentrating his efforts on photographic fine art. Born in Germany and currently based in New York City, this particular series came about after he wondered 'what if?' and dared to digitally paint some parts of his architectural photographs. Thus launched a body of work that he continues today.

What was the theme behind this idea? He explains: "By a distortion of the reality, our eyes need to stop to have a thorough look. Will we notice what is there without any unusual colour painted on it? Does this not force us to examine what architecture there is? Did we ever notice the texture of the buildings, the shape of the of the graphics, the curves of curvilinear architecture? An unusual detail draws our attention and makes everything look different."

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