Photography of built space by Christoph Morlinghaus
Christoph Morlinghaus takes amazing architectural photographs, including startlingly modern and innovative churches. I stared in amazement and had a few double takes before I realized that these churches ACTUALLY EXIST.
I agree with Gary of Junk for Code, who observes:
It’s odd–this work explores the use of space as constructed locations, as means of spiritual experience. But the spiritual experience requires people and, as there are no people, so the built form is the spiritual experience–the forms’ graceful interplay of light and concrete effortlessly transposes light into sweeping realms of infinite space.
In an interview when asked about his photographic technique, Morlinghaus admits:
I don’t use any other technique other than “straight photography”. I only use an 8×10 camera and color negative film (recently I switched to a 12×20 camera and black and white). I never use any other light except for the light that is already there. I print, or contact, my own negatives without the use of a computer. (…) I hope that there is a certain amount of truthfulness and honesty in my images that, combined with traditional photography, produces beauty. In addition, I think that the very long exposure times that I use give a feeling of “captured time”.
I highly recommend checking out his extensive online portfolio for more brilliant photography and larger versions. I have selected a few of my favs after the jump.