Kim Høltermand’s Grå is a Story of Moody and Minimalist Urban Geometry


All images by Kim Høltermand. Used with Creative Commons permission. 

As of late, we’ve showcased a lot of works that depicts how architectural photography becomes powerful when we go beyond photographing buildings. Today, we look at a recent work by Danish fine art photographer Kim Høltermand, who once again proves his keen eye for detail and prowess in urban geometry in a set simply entitled Grå.

In an interview with the Copenhagen-based photographer last year, we’ve seen some of his impressive depiction of the lines, shapes, and forms that may seem ordinary to many. For those architectural elements and structures that were made to be eye-catching, he nevertheless puts his own style to work to create images matching his vision.

Whether by fate or chance, Kim’s passion for architectural photography began in 2005 when he moved into a house previously occupied by a couple of landscape architects. “They subscribed to endless amounts of architectural magazines but to my fortune did not end those subscriptions, so I started reading them and architecture grew in my head and heart,” he shared in the interview. “On top of that I use to work as a graphic designer, so I have always had a thing for lines, minimalism and so on.”

This fascination and affinity for urban geometry continues to manifest in his recent works, including the moody Grå. The set name, which is Danish for “grey”, is fitting for the mood of this Nordic series according to Kim. Apart from the usual lines and shapes that lead the eyes around, he also chose to add some human elements and natural textures, making this series a slightly more moody selection. While the set can be seen as an exercise in the simplicity of monochrome, it’s also a play on the minimalism we see once in a while in his works.

Make sure to visit Kim Høltermand’s Behance portfolio to see more of Grå and his beautiful architectural photography.