June Feature - Architectural Photography Group Winner - Marc Sullivan

Marc Sullivan was the winner of the Architectural Sculptural Challenge and his work was made the avatar in June for the group. the photograph Museum Abstract of the Milwaukee Museum of art in Wisconsin wonderfully and skillfully shot in black and white.

I asked Marc about his approach to photography .

Marc: I actually tend to shy away from photographing “beautiful” buildings because my goal is to find beauty in uncommon places. Just couldn’t help being drawn to this incredible building that actually changes shape during the day when huge winglike structures open up.

Band Shell – Ames Iowa

The New Topographic photographers of the 1970’s, especially Lewis Baltz, have long been a great influence. Their success can be attributed to the incredible compositions formed from the mundane, even boring, subjects such as office parks and parking lots.

Dark Alley Door, Chicagoland

For example, while shooting 4×5 film in the back alleys of Chicago, the nighttime proved to be much more interesting than day. Artificial light of all temperatures provided colors and drama where the subjects seemed to emerge from darkness.

Mill 3

This is a style I try to achieve in my work. The difference, however, is that while composition is of the utmost importance, creative use of available light and sometimes color can add more flavor to the otherwise bland.

always need

I graduated from Columbia College of Chicago with a B.A. in fine art photography. Currently travel the Midwestern United States for my day job, then head out at dusk to find some inspiration in the uninspired.

For more of Marc’s images ( love the New Orleans work)

Marc’s flickr page

June Feature - Architectural Photography Group Winner - Marc Sullivan

Susan Grissom

Joined August 2007

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