Photoshopped Architecture – A recapitulation by Anupriya Saraswat

Photoshopped Architecture – A recapitulation by Anupriya Saraswat

The dialogue that spanned a month and a half is now coming to an end – as we wrap up our discussion about portrayal of architecture through the photographic medium, we glance back and attempt to reconcile the nuances we...
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“The extent to which photo-manipulation is practiced doesn’t depend entirely on the photographer alone” Asif Khan on Photoshopped Architecture

“The extent to which photo-manipulation is practiced doesn’t depend entirely on the photographer alone” Asif Khan on Photoshopped Architecture

Over the past few weeks we have broached and discussed the topic of photo-manipulation of architectural imagery and reflected upon the various facets of the problem.  Culling deeper into the heart of the issue, we open the dialogue with Asif...
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“What is architecture, if not a part of this imperfect, complex and complicated life that we know?” Sudipto Ghosh on Photoshopped Architecture

“What is architecture, if not a part of this imperfect, complex and complicated life that we know?” Sudipto Ghosh on Photoshopped Architecture

Curated and Edited by Anupriya Saraswat “Our lives are not perfect, our bodies are not perfect, our relationships are not perfect – so why should our buildings be perfect?” Our dialogue on Photoshopped Architecture has traversed across a wide range...
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“The photograph does not lie – the photographer does, and so does the architect” Ruturaj Parikh on Photoshopped Architecture

“The photograph does not lie – the photographer does, and so does the architect” Ruturaj Parikh on Photoshopped Architecture

The primary value of architecture lies in the experience of the built environment. As an architect, however, it is difficult to personally experience numerous interesting buildings as we are limited by geography and access. While one can experience many intrig...
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“Representations are always partial, and their interpretation will differ from person to person” – Himanshu Burte on Photoshopped Architecture

“Representations are always partial, and their interpretation will differ from person to person” – Himanshu Burte on Photoshopped Architecture

Article curated and edited by: Anupriya Saraswat We continue our discussion about Photoshopped Architecture and attempt to decode artistic ethos and create a dialogue that ponders its implications. Himanshu Burte, however, deconstructs the premise and addresse...
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“Architecture should be beautiful with all its weathering and cracks and surroundings.” Deepshikha Jain on Photoshopped Architecture

“Architecture should be beautiful with all its weathering and cracks and surroundings.” Deepshikha Jain on Photoshopped Architecture

“Photography has the power to make banal architecture look beautiful,” says Deepshikha Jain, “contradicting myself, it is also possible to take bad pictures of great buildings.” Armed with a degree in architecture as well as photography, Jain’s work ...
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Reality vs Storytelling: A case of architectural representation – Pulkit Soni

Reality vs Storytelling: A case of architectural representation – Pulkit Soni

Pulkit Soni weighs in on Photoshopped Architecture and talks about the role of storytelling in architecture and conceptual conveyance. Below: As a final year student, I did my dissertation research on the domain of concepts in architecture. One significant are...
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“At the end of the day, it’s all about why” Andre Fanthome on Photoshopped Architecture

“At the end of the day, it’s all about why” Andre Fanthome on Photoshopped Architecture

“The real question is, in my opinion, if we are even interested in architecture anymore.” André Fanthome doesn’t pick sides; he addresses the heart of the issue instead, initiating a dialogue that observes and rationalizes rather than predicts and conde...
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“Deception by Design..” – Dwaipayan Chakravarty on Photoshopped Architecture

“Deception by Design..” – Dwaipayan Chakravarty on Photoshopped Architecture

When I was contacted by ArchitectureLive! to weigh in on ‘Photoshopped Architecture’ – a term coined by them – I admit, my interest was piqued. As an architect, my own relationship with visual media has been the very crux of...
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On purism and posterity – discussing Photoshopped Architecture

On purism and posterity – discussing Photoshopped Architecture

We carry forth our discussion about ‘Photoshopped Architecture’ and attempt to navigate the distinction between artistic liberty and representational integrity – at the intersection of which architectural photography currently lies. Does the beauty of th...
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Photoshopped Architecture

Photoshopped Architecture

Architecture is, ideally, an experiential art. How we relate to our built environment is governed by how we fit within spaces and adapt to them, and consequently, adapt them to our necessities – architecture, then, essentially becoming the practice of...
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