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Crafting Hypnotizing, 'Painted' Photos of Berlin's Buildings

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German photographer Markus Studtmann is not interested in creating realistic photographs of architecture. His photos of buildings in Berlin are more akin to graphic images or paintings than accurate depictions of the structure. The only thing true about the manipulated images is the architectural form. Studtmann calls his method "painting with light," and works by "decomposing and reassembling images in order to reduce them to their essential geometry and amplifying their perceived mood," he writes. The effect of these digitally "repainted" images, with their repeating and spiraling windows, is hypnotizing and reminiscent of M.C. Escher's work.

· Markus Studtmann [Official site]
· Architectural Hypnosis: Berlin Photography from Markus Studtmann [I Heart Berlin]
· All Artistry posts [Curbed National]