Playing with notions of positive and negative space, the Italian photographer Olivo Barbieri isolates buildings to raise questions about how cities are planned and the building’s role in the urban context. Nothing is for certain, and even St. Paul’s Cathedral looks like a phantom, capable of disappearing and leaving a chasm in the city.
On the one hand, this is fantastic! I love it when an artist takes an intersection of different disciplines and uses it as a running theme in his or her work. In this case, it’s where art and photography meet architecture and urban planning.
On the other, playing with positive and negative spaces reminds me of stuff my classmates and I did — in high school. ~Kanyeshrug~