Sculpture and Architecture is a series of black and white photographs by Italian photographer Augusto De Luca that explore the relation between sculpture and space in the urban landscape. Using light as an enhancer and shadows as a diffuser, the pictures gain depth and subtractive properties.
Sculpture and Architecture Technical Information
All my photographs seep through EMOTION, through the relationship I establish with the place I am portraying. Whenever I see something that captivates me, I start turning around it to find MY OWN frame. I work on myself and on the city at the same time.
– Augusto De Luca
Sculpture and Architecture Photograph Series by Augusto de Luca
Interview with Augusto De Luca
I need geometry to set the grammar of the image expressive language. The structural skeleton, the composition and the geometric layout provide a perspective from which one can read the image; otherwise we would do what Dadaists did when they put words in a little bag and then took them out at random in order to compose a poem.
An incipient Mother Man has always inhabited my deeper self; creativity has always been my companion. I have tried to express myself in a particular style using all kinds of materials and formats. I wish to discover how my creativity unfolds under different circumstances.
I feel like a sailor, or better, like an explorer of the immense universe of art. The artist is a discoverer in search of the keys that open the door to emotions and feelings. Art is the place where rationality, fantasy, truth, and fiction mix up in a detonating mixture.
Great photography comes about at the right time but it also needs the right cut that enhances that precise moment … Photography must feed on both contents and form, if it gives up the one for the other it is not going to last.
– Augusto De Luca
Finding your Style
I possess multiple souls that come out month in month out, year in year out. I am a photographer, a performer, a lawyer, a collector, a musician; I am all that; I do not throw anything away; I allow my diverse souls to take turns. If you take pictures for the sake of other people, your true essence will never come out, you will end up with doing things others already did, just because you know that people like them. My photographs convey my ideas, passions, monsters, who I am, and what is on my mind.
Florecence by Augusto de Luca
The series takes the classical devices of composition as the use of geometry, used with masterful dexterity when he frames the shot: “The geometry serves as a grammar of the expressive language in the image. The structural skeleton, the composition, and the geometric layout provide a perspective from which one can read the image.”
About Augusto De Luca
Augusto De Luca is an Italian artist and photographer born in Naples in 1955. He first graduated in law before becoming a professional photographer in the mid-1970s. His work pushes the boundaries between traditional and experimental photography. His photographs are in display in different public and private collections such as the National Library of Paris, the Photographic Archive of the City of Rome, the International Polaroid Collection (USA), the National Gallery of Aesthetic Arts of China (Beijing), those of the Photography Museum of Charleroi (Belgium).