“I do not photograph architecture. I use it as raw material.” Ola Kolehmainen
Reading this statement, we better understand the logic of his art : the Finnish photographer focus, not on how the building fit the surroundings or its proportions, but on its ordinary elements composing the structure, the geometry and repetitive patterns. He creates then a sort of abstract picture thanks to a clever framing and colours.
His last series made during his residency in Istanbul, captures differently the beauty of it.
Choosing mainly old religious buildings, he changed the method and breaks the pictures in different large frame to better enlighten its volume.
Either way, this is visually stunning…