Joshua Duttweiler

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Portrait x Architecture

In my image-making, I’m always looking for the intersection of design and photography. These two met quite well in architecture and I often find myself drawn to these unique built spaces and places. I’m always capturing photos of the lines and textures of buildings as I walk around pretty much anywhere. Adding the elements of portraiture and fashion to this intersection seemed like an exciting challenge.

The shoot occurred at Harvard’s Carpenter Center of Visual Arts in order to play with this architectural form. Built in 1963, this building is the only one designed by the famous Swiss-born architect Le Corbusier on the North American continent. Its incredibly modern architecture stands out amongst the traditional Harvard buildings around it and I wanted Ashley to stand out as well. The calculated geometric posed interesting contrast to Ashley, who was dressed and moved in a more organically. Bits of light refracted through the glass blocks adding a softer texture on top of the hard concrete and wood surfaces.

Many thanks to Ashley for joining me in this little collaboration! This is hopefully the first of many more images.

 
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