Christ the king johannesburgAbout this photograph
Richard Silver has his own unique way of seeing architecture. He does not limit himself to capturing a single image but chooses to assemble several, thus creating the large panoramas of the ?Vertical Churches? series. Each photograph is thus made through the association of a dozen shots of a place of religious worship located somewhere around the world. Through the use of this innovative technique similar to a tracking shot, the artists wishes to showcase the beauty of the interiors as a whole, while highlighting the decorative details that they?re made up of. The most difficult part, according to the New York-based photographer, is ?finding the ideal position in a central aisle, then photographing vertically from the centre outwards, down to the last bench at the back of the church, to obtain a perspective that is only possible with this kind of architecture.?Read more Read less
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Born in 1961 in Brooklyn, Richard Silver lives and works in New York. He began to travel around the world in 2001 when he took up photography. His travels have been a source of inspiration for his art. He is particularly interested in depicting eminently touristic places and symbolic monuments. Little by little, he has perfected his photographic technique reaching a status of renowned landscape photographer. Since 2002 he has exhibited at the prestigious Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, followed by individual and collective exhibitions mainly in the United States.