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These works were produced in East Berlin, photographing buildings that were erected during the communist-era as part of social housing projects. This architectural style is characterised by its functionality and low budget cost. The structures are prefabricated and assembled and can be found in most cities that were under the political influence of former USSR. Because of their prefabricated nature, housing blocks look very much alike. Strangely by photographing them in this way the spaces become more unique and distinctive in an otherwise very homogeneous cityscape. Architectural photography has been a frequent topic in my work. My aim was initially to discus the functional features of the man-made landscape and the interpretations of these landscapes as seen through a lens. In 360º I have revisited these genre of photography but from a different point of view. The aim is to question what we can see in a place that we have only experienced photographically. By photographing a building from different angles and composing a multilayered image of these different photographs I am trying to create something new that is not fully photographic. It could be argued we can get to know a place better by looking at it from all angles (north, south, east and west) but the multilayer effect creates a new unexpected image that perhaps further confuses the visual experience. The space becomes more psychical and less physical – a place in our minds.

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