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Californian photographer Jude Allen dedicates a large proportion of his pictures to contemporary urban architecture and likes to be surprised by the structure of the American cities he visits. San Francisco, on the one hand, inseparable from its famous fog, which earned it the popular nickname "Fog city" and which the photographer captures at the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, enveloped in the mist. Then the beautiful New York, which brazenly flaunts its rows of skyscrapers once night has fallen. Captured from distant and particularly elevated viewpoints, Jude Allen's images offer a vertiginous view, giving the spectator the sense of observing a spectacular landscape. Long exposures, the treatment of colour and the choice of perspectives testify to a surrealistic world that allows him to escape into his dreams.Read more Read less
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Born in 1975 in Monterey, Jude Allen is an American photographer based near San Francisco. Although he only became interested in photography later in life, he enjoys a wonderful reputation in his native California and abroad. Self-taught, he began by making portraits of people on his cell phone, captured through chance meetings, followed by objects found along the way. What made him famous on Instagram were undeniably his pictures dedicated to skateboarding. A trip to the Yosemite national park in June 2014 enabled him to try his hand at astrophotography, experiment with long exposure times, and use specific filters to treat his images. For the past three years, Jude Allen has only focused on landscapes: nothing but the landscapes that he traverses alone and whose strange and mysterious beauty he seeks to portray.