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Photography: Sato Shintaro Twilight Zone in Tokyo

Views of Tokyo taken from emergency staircases.

Twilight Zone, by Sato Shintaro

Photography: Volkswagen Wolfsburg Plant

The German Car Giant Volkswagen, has built the largest motor vehicle factory under one roof in the world. The machine is building the machine.

Photography by Benedict Redgrove, of the Volkswagen factory, Wolfsburg, Germany for City

Branislav Kropilak, When a Billboard is Not a Billboard

The main theme of Branislav Kropilak’s work is investigating the way in which modern technology has shaped the human environment and our lives. He is inspired by industrial design, architecture and urbanism. It has been said that his work betrays his roots as an advertising professional; the images produced being cool, stark and unforgiving.

Billboards, by Branislav Kropilak
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The Polydirectional Church of Santa Monica

Church of Santa Monica, Madrid, Spain by Vicens + Ramos Photo by Gallo Quirico

Paul Outerbridge, New Color Photographs

Paul Outerbridge an early pioneer of color photography, Here are some new works from the 1950′s.

New Color Photographs from Mexico and California by Paul Outerbridge

Vanishing America, Architecture of Decay by Michael Eastman

Vanishing America, Cuba, Everyday Monuments by, Michael Eastman

60 Julius Shulman Prints for Sale – Case Study House #22

Shulman Portfolio #01 – Case Study House #22
Pierre Koenig, Case Study House #22, Los Angeles, California

Limited edition of 60 Silver Gelatin prints (Ilford MGD 44 M’ “Pearl”), numbered, titled and individually signed by Julius Shulman, mounted under plexiglass in black frames, 60 x 75,5 cm (23.6 x 29.7 in), released in 1999.

American photographer Julius Shulman’s images of Californian architecture have burned themselves into the retina of the 20th century. A book on modern architecture without Shulman is inconceivable. Some of his architectural photographs, like the iconic shots of Frank Lloyd Wright’s or Pierre Koenig’s remarkable structures, have been published countless times. The brilliance of buildings like those by Charles Eames, as well as those of his close friend, Richard Neutra, was first brought to light by Shulman’s photography.

Shulman Portfolio #01 – Case Study House #22
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Man With X-Ray Eyes, Photography by Nick Veasey

You may have seen this photography in the Adobe CS2 Suite Packaging, and campaigns like Adidas, ESPN Magazine, Jimmy Choo Shoes and Levi’s.

X-Ray Photography by Nick Veasey

Industrial Scars by Edward Burtynsky

Nature transformed through industry is a predominant theme in [his] work. “I set course to intersect with a contemporary view of the great ages of man; from stone, to minerals, oil, transportation, silicon, and so on. To make these ideas visible I search for subjects that are rich in detail and scale yet open in their meaning. Recycling yards, mine tailings, quarries and refineries are all places that are outside of our normal experience, yet we partake of their output on a daily basis”.

Photographer: Edward Burtynsky

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