Working as an architectural photographer for over 30 years, Wayne Thom finally has his own exhibition titled, "Matter, Light, and Form: Architectural Photographs of Wayne Thom, 1968-2003", currently at L.A.'s WUHO Gallery. Curated by Nicholas Olsberg and Andrea Dietz, the exhibition delves into Thom's approaches to bringing out the sculptural qualities of Matter, Light, and Form from the buildings he photographed.
If you'll be around L.A. soon, the Wayne Thom exhibit will be open until December 20, 2015.
Get a glimpse of some of Thom's snapshots below.
"Wayne Thom, an architectural photographer who built a practice under the tutelage of A. Quincy Jones, was a success from the start, quickly establishing a position as one of the leading figures in the ‘visual communication’ of architectural projects and ideas, working for developers and architects throughout the North American west and Asia, and often photographing a project from its first promotional models to finished buildings."
This exhibition looks at three types of work: a selection of towers that, starting in 1968, began to punctuate the California cityscape of the late twentieth century; a series of pavilions, most built for art and performance, that have a sculptural focus; and a group of plazas where patterns rise and fall."
"'After 50 years of an enjoyable life as an architectural photographer serving the design community I would like to thank Woodbury University for hosting my first exhibition: Matter, Light, and Form,' Wayne Thom said.
"'He never wavered in his belief that architecture can be seen as a form of sculpture, and that the art of the architectural photographer lies in unfolding the same qualities in a building as in a work of sculpture: the dialogue between surface and depth; between the nature of the material and the shapes that are true to it; between the variable character of light and sky and the fixed forms of the building that they illuminate or background. He has never ‘lit’ a work of architecture, and he may wait for days for a building to reveal itself in ‘the right light’. Curator Nicholas Olsberg says, 'to paraphrase Louis Kahn, sometimes buildings don’t know how beautiful they are until the camera’s eye falls upon them.'"
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