Urban Symmetry

Urban Symmetry on the banks of the river Danube. Budapest-based photographer Zsolt Hlinka has found ‘urban symmetry’, where buildings reflect their architectural qualities in balance and harmony. The series of photographs emphasize each structure’s uniform proportions by placing them onto homogeneous, monochromic spaces that wipe away the surrounding, exterior information. Beige, orange and off-white backdrops accompany each grandiose building pictured, highlighting the symmetrical qualities and characters they all embrace. However, the series cannot be considered as a dry study, since it does not depict the raw reality.
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‘If you get a closer view of the photographs, you may discover that none of the pictures show the building in its full form, but only its reflected part,’ Hlinka says. ‘After all, these fictitious buildings coming into existence perfectly grab and condense their original character into themselves, as if you could see human faces and different personalities on the building portraits.’

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