Romain Veillon
Sands of Time

Architecture Through the Eyes of TIFA 2022 Winners

August 16, 2023

The inherent strength and captivating allure of architecture have consistently fascinated those who contemplate it. The 2022 Tokyo International Foto Awards showcased a remarkable assortment of submissions in the realm of architectural photography, offering more than just a representation of architecture itself – it presented a perspective molded by the skilled lenses of photographers. Below is a collection of the most outstanding photographs in this category.

2021 ± 2: Utopia Broadcasting

2021 ± 2: Utopia Broadcasting - Serena Dzenis

Do you think that the first space colony created by mankind will happen during your lifetime? ‘2021 ± II: Utopia Broadcasting’ encapsulates everything about human construction, sheer curiosity, consumerism, as well as the wonders and dangers associated with science. The overall aim of this project is to utilise existing structures within the Icelandic landscape to transport the viewer’s imagination to another world that exists outside of time. In doing so, the hope is to invoke conversation around themes of futurism and dreams for a better life amidst the darker side of human ideals.

Good Morning New York! - Shintaro Ueyama

Usually, you cannot see comets over the Manhattan skyline with your naked eye due to all the light produced by the buildings. But because NEOWISE was the brightest comet since Comet Hale-Bopp, which, according to NASA, flew by Earth 23 years ago in 1997, I could undoubtedly see the comet during the break of dawn.NEOWISE was like a giant icy snowball melting into the morning lights on during the captivating magic hour. I hope this stunning, early morning photo will make you happy- even if it's for a moment.   Thank you, Shintaro Ueyama

Good Morning New York!
Lune Claire

Lune Claire - François Pitot

Element of life, yet essential to the production of nuclear energy, water can take everything by inviting itself where it is not expected. Climate change and its share of increasingly frequent flooding, the inevitable rise in water levels, seismic activity are all threats that defy inflexibility and calm apparent of these installations. Very inspired by the poetry of MacNeice, I let see in this photograph the water which slides slowly on the walls and in the tomb of the basin preparing for a dark funeral. This work is a way of thinking about the beautiful in a disrupted world.

Pleasure Domes: Architecture of Gilded Dreams - Christos J. Palios

The early 19th-century ushered in an audaciously romantic American gem: the picture-palace. As "movie magic" permeated the public's sensibility, pleasure domes of unrivaled artifice and euphoric pageantry swiftly sprouted up across the nation. Architect-designers embodied splendor of ancient temples, Renaissance palaces, and European opera houses. For a few cents, visitors transported into enchanting “playhouses” of exotic cultures—cinema's glamour revamped the significance of theatres as treasured gathering places. I am intrigued by these historic places and I aim to preserve their memories.

Pleasure Domes: Architecture of Gilded Dreams
Arches, Ceilings and Skylights

Arches, Ceilings and Skylights - Elizabeth Holmes

This series of architectural interiors features arches, ceilings, and skylights that capture the texture, color, and form within an architectural space.

Elizabeth Holmes is a New York based photographer specializing in architecture, street, infrared and landscape photography. Her work is rooted in her love of history and architecture and the inspiration she finds in cultural and vanishing landscapes.

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge - Ruisheng Zhu

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, located in China, is the world's longest sea-crossing bridge with a total length of 55 kilometers, and is world-renowned for its mega-scale construction, unprecedented construction difficulty and top-notch construction technology.

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge
Sands of Time

Sands of Time - Romain Veillon

Once rich and opulent, Kolmanskop is now a ghost town invaded by sand lost in the middle of the desert. But its history remains as surprising as it is short. In 1908, Namibia was still under German control. A railroad worker named Zacharias Lewala found a diamond while working on the construction of new train tracks between Keetmanshoop and Lüderitz. Initially, the rumors of miners finding diamonds were received with a great skepticism; but soon the gossip spread that diamonds were sold daily and that a geologist had confirmed the discovery. Kolmanskop was born.

T O W E R E V O L U T I O N - Roberto Corinaldesi

The particular details of the evolution tower in moscow

A professional musician (pianist and composer), I have been working in photography for many years, with particular interest in image editing. I have overcome the concept of pure photography, in favor of a wider expression of the image, which is able to express a concept with force and immediacy through colors and lights. A great passion.


An Arrhythmic Succession of Interrupted Pauses

An Arrhythmic Succession of Interrupted Pauses - Lorenzo Vitali

Matching silence with rationality, color with too long shadows, contradicting the laws of perspective by going beyond reality. Waking up in a remote village in the middle of a flat plain. Asking oneself if in that place people's lives flow as elsewhere on earth or if here time follows a measure unknown to us: a dilated measure, irregularly divided into unequal fractions that never repeat themselves. An arrhythmic succession of interrupted pauses. Walking along streets that indicate temporary paths waiting for non-existent goals, changing and deceptive lights in search of something that has bee.

Isolation - Mabel Cedrón

I'm passionate about photography, I feel free when I shoot and through it I can unleash all my creativity. I like to capture the naturalness of the moment, the colors, the angles, the details, the lines, the perspectives... in a word "PLAY" with what I see, giving life to the buildings through my gaze, something that I have been doing for the last 5 years.


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