on a yearly basis for the past five years or so, i’ve had this recurring question posed to me:
would you ever choose photography over architecture, or vice versa? why do you continue to do both, “wading with one foot in each pool," while you can jump off the diving board and go for the deep end with only one of them? …
and without reservation, my answer is always the same: how could i do something so silly, if doing both is what’s my calling?
many of you know me through my photography but not many of you know the fact that i also practice architecture on a daily basis. the fact of the matter is, i fell in love with architecture at age 3, while i watched my cousin put together architectural models for her college class. and since then, architecture has made me feel big. i see all things from a planimetric (bird’s eye) view at all times. i think in cardinal directions. the way light fills a space is the first thing that think about when entering any room. i comprehend things experientially, and think of moving through space cinematically. details such as finishes, color, texture and pattern (oh most definitely pattern!) add it even more.
whereas i have a lot more work to show when it comes to photography - it’s an instant art, easy to digest and quick to process / share; i only have small bits of architecture to share. the way i see it, architecture is just as poetic as photography, it just takes so much longer.
here's a shot from the fourth floor of a building i'm currently working on. the light coming through these windows, the rhythm of the window bays, the feel of the raw space, the exposed ceiling joists above... that's art all on its own already.