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Fernando Guerra

Magazine Architecture | 04 Jul 2016

INHABITED PHOTOGRAPHY

 

When, 17 years ago, Fernando Guerra set up, together with his brother Sérgio, the FG + SG studio, architecture photography was an area limited to giving a technical visualisation of architectural projects, without life existing in them. Fernando Guerra change this sterile and empty notion of architecture photography, introducing into it the living experience of the building, its movements prolonged throughout the whole day, giving a full vision of it, in a language of light of many gestures, spaces and moments. Despite considering himself as “someone who is called to solve a problem, that of the communication of a work”, his images tell poetic narratives, opening up architecture photography to many audiences and an array of interpretations.

Q: Photography is an old passion. When did you decide to combine photography with architecture?

A: I started taking pictures at the age of 16 and, like any kid who has a hobby, I never thought that I would be able to have a future in this activity. For 15 years, I photographed and thought about architecture every day, but the two things never came together. When, in 1999, I returned back from Macau to Portugal, Sérgio, my brother, had the idea to combine them.
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Text: Paula Monteiro


@Orlando Fonseca


@FG + SG | Architectural Photography


@FG + SG | Architectural Photography


@FG + SG | Architectural Photography


@FG + SG | Architectural Photography


@FG + SG | Architectural Photography


@FG + SG | Architectural Photography

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