TIFA 2021 Fine Art / Abstract

Elements III (Fade to Black)

  • Prize
    Bronze in Fine Art/Abstract
  • Photographer
    Katherine Young
  • Technical Info
    Nikon D850 (full Frame)
  • Photo Date

In this series named Elements, I focus my attention on the façade detail of various buildings around the world. In each case, I was drawn to the texture of the structures' exterior and the way they rendered light and shadow. I used the Chinese Elements of water, wood, fire, earth and metal - the five-fold conceptual scheme that many traditional Chinese fields use to explain a wide array of phenomena, to capture the distinct characteristics of each building.

I’m an avid, amateur fine art photographer currently based in London. I began my own journey with travel photography, aiming to capture the essence of each of the places I visited. Inspired by the contemporary environment of Singapore, I later focused my attention on cityscapes and architecture. More recently, I find myself attracted to nature and seascapes.