An open mind

For several years now, I have walked the streets of London. Like most popular cities in Europe, the streets are cluttered with buildings. Some older than I am and others a lot more recent but each as fascinating as the next.

Common to many, London has a wide variety of architectural styles from a variety of historical periods. London’s distinctive architectural eclecticism stems from its long history, continual redevelopment, destruction caused by the Great Fire of London, the Blitz as well as state recognition of private property rights which often prevents large scale state planning.

From my vantage point, I see patterns, shapes from a perspective that I’ve become familiar to. Some of the images that result from these frequent outings, stem from a need to create and emotions that needed to be let out.

More recently, some of my photographs have no agenda. Still you will find personal biases and sometimes influences. The truth is that I am interested in things that are not obvious. Things that go unnoticed on the daily basis. Things that we consider mundane.

By moving beyond the immediate objects in each image, I try to widen the scope of interest. In these images, light becomes as much a subject as tones and form. By playing with the available light, you will find the barest of architectural detail as a focal center point in a sea of greys and shadows. The images pull between representation and abstraction.

Ripples © Pamela Aminou
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I am a photographer currently living in London. Most of my work is in black and white because which I've found to be the best outlet to express myself. With patience a rather unique way of seeing the beauty around me, I enjoy creating a world that is unique to me.

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