TOKYO-2016 Architecture / Interiors

Alien Architecture

  • Prize
    Silver in Architecture/Interiors
  • Photographer
    Jack Curran

Upon entering the Marriott Marques Hotel, I was immediately overwhelmed by the unique visual expression of the lines and shapes of the lobby. Almost as if it was from another planet. I have always been attracted to the dynamics of functional design and the many structural constructs that result from human engineering. I find the physical structures to be one of the most photographically interesting subjects. Man made structures offer the opportunity to explore details and the complexity of intersecting light and shapes.

You might say there was a natural collision of circumstances between Jack’s nearly lifelong love of nature, and that of photography. His wondrous journey into nature began when he attended an Outward Bound month-long wilderness course at age 16. At 18, (just over 40 years ago) he picked up his first camera, developed his first B&W print in the darkroom and quickly put his two passions together. In recent years Jack’s photography has been exhibited in Paris, Athens, Berlin, Moscow, and Malaga Spain and domestically in the US and published internationally.