Artistic architectural photography series featuring a selection of contemporary American buildings.
‘Boomeritis’ series presents stand-alone portraits of buildings with the long exposure technique using a 10-stop neutral density filter as well as regular exposures treated in a similar artistic manner. We depart from straight photography to fuse the boundaries between documentary and pictorial image making. Details of skyscrapers and public buildings, frontal views of iconic architecture and urban scenes, presented in a way that highlights the formalistic aspects of design, while the blurring of time is intended to give them a timeless feel. The subjects are taken from contemporary examples of American architecture. Desaturated or monochrome treatments emphasise the tectonic elements of subjects, and the manual blending of different exposures in post-processing adds presence, depth and complementary lighting. The title is a reference to the pathology of the Baby Boomer generation characterised - as American philosopher Ken Wilber points out - by pluralism infected with narcissism. An integral photographic vision aims to combine a respectful representation of exterior realities with a meaningful expression of our interiority by pointing towards the material sublime.