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Into the Void
Annette Schreiber

Beauty in architecture lies in the performance and behavior of a building’s structure and façade elements as a component. A graceful building becomes iconic by striking a permanent pose. Such elegance in architecture makes it a timeless fashion. But this elegance goes beyond just the aesthetic covers of buildings. Within such timeless buildings lies a structure, giving its aesthetics an extended life and imparting a visual identity to the building,

Aesthetic, in architecture, is often linked with order and balance. Rhythm, for instance, is frequently desired within striking architectural compositions. So, is architecture nothing more than the manipulation of space to follow certain rules of beauty? Can architecture break or challenge such rules that are directly connected to the human senses?

I would like to invite you on a journey to experience the beauty of architectural compositions through my eyes..

This series was a Portfolio Award winner in the 2018 San Francisco Bay International Photography Exhibition.

- Annette Schreiber

Born in East Germany, my parents decided to apply for departure to West Germany when I was 13. My whole life changed. So many different impressions and experiences which enhanced my life immensely. Starting from scratch, my parents didn’t have enough money to buy expensive items like a camera but I captured most of my memories in my mind.

I began photographing as a teenager and decided to make my hobby a career. After starting out in the portrait business over two decades ago, I decided to change course. Being out in nature and enjoying scenery which always led to s story was my first attempt and still is one of my favorite genres of photography. The city, not so different, also a landscape, that has its own character, is also one of my preferred subjects. I read The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand, and was fascinated by architecture, which is documented in my latest three series.

Old, new, elaborate or plain, tall or small; these constructions reflect people and their personalities. I am using the architect’s creativity combined with my own to express what is important to me with enough room for viewers to find their own meaning and vision.

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