Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 Architecture / Buildings

Next to Nothing

  • Photographer
    Jose Roberto Bassul
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The Next to Nothing series consists of abstract representations of contemporary architecture. Almost unrecognizable fractions of remarkable buildings articulate very simple geometric compositions. Taken from various buildings in different cities, each photograph is the result of just one frame, without any addition or juxtaposition in post production processes. Visual effects are obtained by searching for unusual angles that seek to reduce to the minimum the expressive elements of the buildings.

José Roberto Bassul was born in Rio and lives in Brasilia. His photography turns to architecture and urban environment as an attempt "to draw thoughts, project desires and built spaces for the imagination". He has received several awards and his works has often been exhibited in festivals, galleries and museums in solo and group shows in Brazil and abroad. He has published two photobooks. His works belong to important private and public collections such as those of National Museum of Republic (Brasilia), Art Museum of Rio, Museum of Modern Art (Rio) and Museum of Photography (Fortaleza)