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A Pastel Universe

22.01.17

A Pastel Universe

Matthieu Venot's rendition of modern architecture in ice-cream colors

A Pastel Universe
A Pastel Universe
A Pastel Universe
A Pastel Universe
A Pastel Universe
A Pastel Universe
A Pastel Universe

Urban architecture photography is a popular area at the moment, but few artists can bring as much finesse to the subject as Matthieu Venot. The self-taught photographer has created a series of projects that isolate elements such as roofs, tiles, staircases or balconies in order to reveal the beauty of details hidden in mundane modern architecture. He focuses on geometric shapes and patterns in pastel palettes and every single shade of blue. Venot uses unusual angles, extreme close ups and unique framing techniques to translate the man-made world around us into images that expose the aesthetic value of urban environments through boldly defined lines and saturated colours. The artists only shoots during perfect weather turning clear blue skies into clean, flat backgrounds and providing his images with powerful, vibrant colour palettes, enhanced by the brightness of the sun.

Photography: Matthieu Venot

Aleksandra Klimowicz, Contributor
Born and raised in Warsaw, she was infected with a love for travel before she could talk. A total foodie with vegan inclinations, and a serious chickpea addiction. Due to her love of sunsets, the sea and shells, she intends to spend her life at the beach. Never leaves the house without a pair of shades or her camera, she shoots film and writes about people and place that inspire her. Some people have cats, but she has cactuses.
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