Verticality – Villa Borromeo d’Adda – Italia – 2012 by Aurélien Villette.
Staircases arranged into symmetric patterns have intrigued oil paint artists for centuries.
With the introduction of photography in the 19th century, photographers quickly began to explore this new technological media for artistic representation.
Villette is a French based professional photographer specialising in architectural subjects with a flair for dramatic colours, intelligent lighting and contemplation.
Aurélien Villette himself describes his work as a life journey. Finding truth in buildings, cultures and civilisations past and present.
I first noted his photographic talents for myself having seen “Verticality – Villa Borromeo d’Adda – Italia – 2012″ by Aurélien Villette (shown above) on his social media page – please kindly click the name link provided for Aurélien’s Instagram page including his business contact information.
As an artist I could see the clever use of lines, excellent technical ability and an immediate sense of spiritual thoughtfulness. His architectural print works carefully composed, directed and produced.
“Petra – Jordania – 2019” by Aurélien Villette, shown immediately below, speaks an unknown foreboding.
The outside world colourful, vibrant and imaginable – documentatively contrasted against entry into a nether darkness.
The photograph clearly makes use of architectural beauty and visual anomalies.
Petra – Jordania – 2019 by Aurélien Villette.
Next in “Dogma – Santa Maria – Italia – 2018” by Aurélien Villette, (see image below) we see decay, abandonment or neglect.
Ruination where organic matter has rewritten the building’s original function, its purposed glory.
There is light beyond ruin.
Perhaps there is a new custodian to be found or has nature reclaimed its vestige?
With the great magnificence within this building it seems impossible to believe such architectural assembly could be in a deplorably uninhabitable state.
We likely ponder that nature has its proper place. Buildings require cultivation, due care and attendance.
What we see is ‘The Sphinx becomes as buried in layers of time as the Mummy in a purposed dual contrivance.‘
Dogma – Santa Maria – Italia – 2018 by Aurélien Villette.
Here in “Dogma – Klaster – Czech Republic – 2019” by Aurélien Villette, photograph immediately below, we’re invited to the spiritual plane of happiness.
There is plenty of room.
It’s light. Warm. Prettily decorative. Spacious enough to reach out and grow as living fauna receiving sunshine rays.
We can look toward the stars, Sing, Dance and Enjoy.
Dogma – Klaster – Czech Republic – 2019 by Aurélien Villette.
I encourage you to follow Aurélien’s photographic journeys to see what spiritual enlightenment there is to know through formulaic structures.