Entries Tagged as 'photography'

paris; a composition

posted on: 16.02.2015

I am back. And have been for roughly four months. I am not sure where time has gone, it is like I woke up one day and someone stole a few months while I was sleeping. However, better late than never, here is the first installment of my 2014 European adventure!

I am going to go through my trip in chronological order. And it all began in Paris!

We based ourselves in the 3rd in Le Marais. I fell in love with this area where the shopping was perfect. New shops by small independent designers seemed to pop up daily and even though they were amidst the global brands, it was still a unique place. Narrow streets intertwine and you lose yourself amongst the charm with ease. Parties and galleries and gardens and secrets loom behind big doors. It is a place of wonder.

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My favourite thing to do in Paris was to people watch. The typical French scenes played out in front of us while we sat at a corner bar in Le Marais, wine in hand, with patron smoke billowing around us. Funnily enough this seemed to bother me much less in Paris. I can confirm that all French people actually do love baguettes and they all walk and ride everywhere with this cliché packed in their bags. I can also confirm that the French are beautiful! Men and women carry style effortlessly. Their ensembles go together as perfect as wine and cheese!

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The scale of both the city itself and the monuments actually took my breath away. Impressive was a word that came to mind frequently. And those Parisians sure do know how to do a garden. The Luxembourg Gardens were particularly lovely and people actually use them, they are amazing places just to hang out. Not that we allowed ourselves such luxury, with so much to see in six days we spent most of our time running!

I cannot wait to visit again and allow myself time to soak up the atmosphere and actually take in the amazing city that is Paris

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| photos by Chloë Antonio | and Scott Antonich

Unfortunately I was only beginning to find my way around the DSLR so my photographs in Paris are slightly disappointing to me.

Darwin landscape

posted on: 27.05.2014

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A while ago I went to Darwin to visit a dear friend. During my visit I was lucky enough to take a ride in a helicopter where I was able to experience the landscape from an aerial perspective and take these photographs. Unfortunately I did not get as many clear images as I would have liked but the joy ride was full of dips, dives and sharp turns (I was also desperately trying to catch a glimpse of a croc!).

To me, the first few images of Australia’s top end evoke thoughts of a Fred Williams landscape painting. And during the entire ride I was reminded of his work. Fred Williams is my favourite landscape artist and his Australian works represent our vast land in a unique perspective – literally. Fred Williams is perhaps most known for his landscapes where there is no horizon line, where he represents the landscape fully parallel to the picture plane as if seen from the air. A compositional technique also used by Aboriginal Artists.

The undeniably flat land pierced and dotted with trees is so “Australian” and Fred Williams was able to capture such character through abstract markings.

My design professor at university, Prof. Des Smith, introduced me to the Australian artist. He always said that if we were lucky enough to view the top end of Australia from above then we would truly understand Fred Williams’ work. He was right.

The last few photos are unlike the work of the artist, however they show the contrast and change in the landscape. The flora around the river is much more dense and vibrant but it quickly disperses into the type of landscape represented in the first photographs.

| photos by Chloë Antonio |

The Opera House

posted on: 27.10.2013

These photos are to celebrate the 40th anniversary of master architect Jørn Utzon’s Sydney Opera House. I took these photos in late 2011 when I visited the Opera House for the first time. And what a beauty she is!

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| photos by Chloë Antonio |

the first one

posted on: 17.10.2013

Welcome!
After a long time planning, thinking and sketching out ideas I am finally writing my first post!
I plan to share with you my exploration of architecture and design. I have missed the learning and research component of architecture since completing my masters and hopefully this blog will continue to challenge me to explore, draw and analyse all things architecture.

I hope you will come back and visit to see this space develop and evolve.