Under the form of Deconstructed, Cory Stevens, a Vancouver based photographer, expresses his love and passion for architecture and urban environments.
This project is interesting and frustrating in the same time.
It’s interesting because of the shapes that result from the deconstruction and how they have their own beauty. And in the same time, it’s frustrating because the center and the exterior of the circles have this beauty, where everything matches and you can see how the lines fit, yet in the middle of the design (draw a line with an 90 degrees angle from the exterior to the center of the circles. the center of that line will show the part I am talking about) there is this noise that makes no sense, yet it looks good when you look at the hall design.
I love projects that make me ask questions. I get what he did, how he did it, but not why he did it. For this reason I approached Cory to share with me what inspired him to build this project, what motivated him to create this project.
“My inspiration for these series – starting with ‘Abstracted. Manipulated.’ – came from my love of design and architecture. In a previous life, I was a graphic designer – and my work was heavily influenced by grid and modular systems. Angles, lines, boxes, spaces – all elements having a very particular place. With photography, focusing on architecture allowed me to still enjoy the areas of design that I loved – and the idea of creating these architecture-inspired abstracts was simply a progression of that desire to blend my interests into, literally, new forms.
At first, the pieces were very simple – very object-based – but, as I explored the idea further, the pieces became more complex and complicated. The end result was less singular, and more integrated – patterns, perhaps, rather than textures.
The concept evolved, somewhat, from inspired curiosity into a quest to ‘re-imagine’ the structures around us – to see how radical ‘typical’ architecture can become when taken out of context. ”
I love it when the creative knows how to argument and present his work.
You can check more of Cory’s work on his portfolio website.