Sunday, October 14, 2007

Ezra Stoller

Ezra Stoller was recognized as the leading American architectural photographer of the 20th century and helped establish the 1930's modern movement in photography. He was a devoted modernist and his images were crucial in introducing modern architecture to the larger culture. Architects, in turn, were influenced by the photographers, and designed in the hope of inspiring a great image from Mr. Stoller. Stoller was known for capturing the "moment" in his photography by his use of light and shadows and also incorporating non-architectural elements (such as people, cars, etc). In this picture (on the left) of Le Corbusier's Notre Dame du Haut Chapel, Stoller uses light, form, shadow, texture, and shape to create a dynamic picture. Similarly, I tried to capture "a moment in time" with this picture (on the right) while we were in Amsterdam.

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