A Path To The Sky I – The Tower
Athens Tower – Architect Ioannis Vikelas
– IPA 2012 – International Photography Awards – Honorable Mention
Someone once told me never to take a photo for granted and this was the best advice I’ve heard since the time I started taking photos, which was a long time ago. That someone also told me to think without boundaries when processing that photo and this was the second best thing I’ve heard about photography, because that’s exactly what I’m trying to do, regardless if it’s about photography or about anything else in my life.
I must have taken thousands of photos of buildings in my life, but I consider this one my most serious architectural photo. A photo whose only goal was to please myself and show what I wanted to see when I looked at this building.
Ever since I was a kid I liked to imagine that a tall building could lead me past the clouds, right into the sky and I kept secretly hoping that I will someday find that building. I’m still looking for it and that’s why, when I’m in the street, I always like to look up and see what’s going on above myself, maybe I can discover it.
I always found so fascinating how, if you stand in the right spot in front of a building, not too close, but not too far either, you can swear the wall going up is like a road to the sky.
And I always liked to imagine that I can switch planes and walk on the building’s walls just like I would walk on a horizontal surface. That’s exactly what I wanted to do here, walk that white path and let it take me from down here and drive me right up to the clouds.
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