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CREDIT: Iñaki Hernández-Lasa FRPS

Iñaki Hernández-Lasa FRPS

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Statement of Intent

Minimalism in architectural photography becomes subtraction for the sake of focus. Furthermore, it becomes visual art when the photographer shares his or her particular interpretation of a building.

Over many years, I have been privileged to photograph the Guggenheim Museum in the city of Bilbao. Rather than a conventional representation, I present to you a more abstract study, focusing on what the ancient Romans called the "genius loci", the very essence, spirit and nature of the building.

This remarkable building is best understood by examining its intricacies and by engaging with them. I introduce to you the language of minimalism and abstraction, which focuses on a study of leading lines and curves, delicate, damaged walls, shades and light, juxtaposition of materials, contrasting elements, and minimalistic forms.

I do sincerely hope that you share my vision and that you enjoy my interpretation. Thank you very much.

Born in Bilbao and living in Ireland since 1990, Iñaki specialises in architectural photography and shares with many photographers his passion for the Guggenheim Museum in his native city. His interest in photography started during his school years, when he experimented with different genres through the medium of film and slide.

In 2013 he received a Fellowship of the Irish Photographic Federation for his work in architectural photography.

In 2018 he received a Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society with a new body of work that displayed an innovative approach into the study of minimalism, shape and form in architectural photography.