Honorable Mention TIFA 2021 Fine Art / Collage

Fire Escapism (Series)

  • Photographer
    Paul Brouns
  • Agency / Studio
    Paul Brouns Photography
  • Technical Info
    Canon Eos 5ds, Ef70-200mm F/2.8l Is Ii Usm
  • Photo Date

My ongoing series of New York fire escapes is a tribute to the rhythm of this fascinating city. To me the fire escapes and the facades behind them are very characteristic for New York. On one side they are abstract compositions, but at the same time the stairs and windows behind provide a tangible reference to the human scale.

I am a Dutch artist that lives and works in Almere, near Amsterdam. In 1990 I graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Tilburg in photography, painting and drawing. Since the development of digital photography my camera and computer have become important tools for creation. Because of my fascination with patterns, music scores, languages and other types of structures, my work always has been inhabited by geometric shapes, lines and rhythm. My current passion is the abstract beauty of architecture. Through my photographic work I hope to inspire and touch people's souls with visual music.