Architectural Photography

Textures of a Troglodyte City

One day in Matera


  • Photography by
  • Nic Lehoux
  •  
  • Edited by
  • Oscar Riera Ojeda
  •  

Textures of a Troglodyte City

One day in Matera

Architectural Photography

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  • Edition: English Language
  • Size: 8.5 in x 11.25 in/ 215.9 mm x 285.7 mm
  • Format: Portrait
  • Pages: 184
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Photographs: 100
  • Weight: 1.25 kgs
  • Rights: World Rights Available
  • Price: USD $35 / €32 / ₤22
  • description

  • The idea behind the photographing of Matera came from a method that I have been working on for several years: Combining the rigor of architectural photography with the rapid, almost sixth sense approach that is critical to photojournalism. The city was chosen as a subject somewhat accidentally, as I came across it at the tail end of a trip through southern Italy. The old city is penetrated by a series of passageways that clearly define its historical nature. Since Matera seemed like the right place to combine the two idioms of Photojournalism and Architectural Photography, I started my one day shoot with a series of loose ideas, intent on shooting one hundred interesting images in that day. This book is thus the culmination of an eight hour freeform session of architectural photojournalism, minimizing the amount of people in the images so as to let the timelessness of the stones speak for themselves. This venture was inspired by previous projects of this nature and has spawned others since it was photographed on October 17, 2006. "Matera was on the cusp of major renewal and development at that time, and I sincerely hope that its unique and delicate urban fabric, which has evolved over millennia, will be protected not as a crumbling ruin, but as a complex city where intricate social and architectural webs persevere in spite of encroaching urbanization and speculation". Nic Lehoux
  • biographies

  • Nic Lehoux is a Canadian architectural photographer who works with architects that push the boundaries of design of the built environment. Nic is regularly commissioned to document significant buildings around the world with his unique eye, lighting and sense of composition. His images are frequently published in the international architectural press. His professional work puts a particular emphasis on incorporating people within tightly-composed architectural photographs. Nic is influenced by the concept of the “decisive moment” – popularized by Henry Cartier-Bresson – which he adapts to the rigors of architectural photography. His images therefore serve as a reflection on the interaction of people with the built environment.

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The idea behind the photographing of Matera came from a method that I have been working on for several years: Combining the rigor of architectural photography with the rapid, almost sixth sense approach that is critical to photojournalism. The city was chosen as a subject somewhat accidentally, as I came across it at the tail end of a trip through southern Italy. The old city is penetrated by a series of passageways that clearly define its historical nature. Since Matera seemed like the right place to combine the two idioms of Photojournalism and Architectural Photography, I started my one day shoot with a series of loose ideas, intent on shooting one hundred interesting images in that day. This book is thus the culmination of an eight hour freeform session of architectural photojournalism, minimizing the amount of people in the images so as to let the timelessness of the stones speak for themselves. This venture was inspired by previous projects of this nature and has spawned others since it was photographed on October 17, 2006. "Matera was on the cusp of major renewal and development at that time, and I sincerely hope that its unique and delicate urban fabric, which has evolved over millennia, will be protected not as a crumbling ruin, but as a complex city where intricate social and architectural webs persevere in spite of encroaching urbanization and speculation". Nic Lehoux

  • Photography by Nic Lehoux
  • Edited by Oscar Riera Ojeda

Contributors Biographies

Nic Lehoux is a Canadian architectural photographer who works with architects that push the boundaries of design of the built environment. Nic is regularly commissioned to document significant buildings around the world with his unique eye, lighting and sense of composition. His images are frequently published in the international architectural press. His professional work puts a particular emphasis on incorporating people within tightly-composed architectural photographs. Nic is influenced by the concept of the “decisive moment” – popularized by Henry Cartier-Bresson – which he adapts to the rigors of architectural photography. His images therefore serve as a reflection on the interaction of people with the built environment.

  • Edition:English Language
  • Size:8.5 in x 11.25 in/ 215.9 mm x 285.7 mm
  • Format:Portrait
  • Pages:184
  • Binding:Hardcover
  • Photographs:100
  • Weight:1.25 kgs
  • Rights:World Rights Available
  • Price:USD $35 / €32 / ₤22