Architectural and performance photographer Ste Murray presents an ongoing series, gathered from years of collecting quiet moments and architectural details.
In documenting and recording the built environment, the architectural photographer’s role is often to translate 3D space into a 2D frame. This series examines this process and the graphic elements that emerge; where moments might be lost in this translation, but new connections can unfold. The framing of a complicated space into the rigid rectangle can simplify this complexity - while simultaneously offering us a glimpse into a more ordered, formal, and abstract reality. This graphic flattening creates playful opportunities - the image pushes and pulls itself into being, the busy world that surrounds us is re_presented as a calmer composition. The prints on display encourage connections between a variety of spaces and places. It is a collection that offers a respite from the more familiar imagery of architecture as property and commodity which tend to surround us.
As a graduate of Architecture in University College Dublin, Ste Murray’s practice is informed by an interest in the built environment. Ste’s art practice is concerned with the patterns & habits of societies and the changing nature of spaces over time.
As a graduate of Architecture in University College Dublin, Ste Murray’s practice is informed by an interest in the built environment. His works take the form of photographs, film and installations. Ste’s art practice is concerned with the patterns & habits of societies and the changing nature of spaces over time. In his commissioned work as an Architectural and Performance Photographer, he aims to bring an eye-for-detail and a process-focused approach to the work. Ste primarily works with Architects and Theatre Companies, putting collaboration at the fore.