MM- Artist’s Eye

The mission this month is inspired by the architectural genius of London-based ‘United Visual Artists’ and their ‘Canopy’ of colours – an immersive and interactive light feature for Maple Leaf Square in Toronto, Canada.

Cleverly crafted, to resemble the experience of walking through a forest’s dappled light, Canopy is a 90-meter long light sculpture spanning the front facade of the Maple Leaf Square building.

This permanent architectural installation is made of thousands of identical modules, organised in a non-repeating growth pattern. Their form, abstracted from the geometry of leaves, reflect nature. A combination of daylight and artificial light sweeping through the work recalls the activity of cells within a leaf, leaves in a forest canopy, or a city seen from the air.

Structures resonating the magic of nature with it’s sensory delights, can be found in cities all over the world – by exploring these with an artists eye, our environment becomes an opportunity for immersive interaction.

Photographers often capture stunning visuals created by the interplay of light with structure, and with modern architects integrating patterns of illumination into their design – the cityscape has become the new canvas.

Resources: Here you will find a modest list of websites listing unique architecture around the world and photography tutorials to begin your adventure into ‘architectural photography’.

Architecture Picture: supports an extensive array of information with posts and links to amazing architecture and photography.

Smashing Apps: 50 Stunning Examples of Architectural Photography.

Architecture Media: 100 Years of Picturing Australian Buildings.

Photo.net: Offer’s a decent ‘How to Guide’.

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Inga Yandell
Explorer and photo-journalist, passionate about nature, culture and travel. Combining science and conservation with investigative journalism to provide educational resources and a platform for science exploration.
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