All images by Fabio Giachetti. Used with Creative Commons permission.
A big chunk of the architectural photography we’ve featured in the recent past shows us one of the most effective approaches to the genre; clean and minimalist in black and white. Today, we’re adding one more to the pile with the works of Italy-based photographer Fabio Giachetti, who makes the curves, shapes, and outlines shine in his architectural photography.
We place the spotlight on his set simply titled Bank, which features some interesting architectural elements from the new Bank of Pisa and Fornacette building, as well as others he most likely came across in his town of Pisa. It’s really interesting how this set gives us a glimpse of Pisa’s modern architecture, as the town is better known for its historic buildings and landmarks (such as the Leaning Tower of Pisa, of course).
The whole set is a showcase of minimalist visuals, with clean lines, pronounced shapes, and a little bit of futuristic vibes. With the images stripped of colors, the contrast increased, and the perspectives carefully chosen, Fabio made sure that the eye-catching architectural elements are the highlight of his work.
We’ve seen this emerge as a favorite approach of many architectural photographers, most likely because it allows the viewers to look at the subjects as more than just a building. This transformative technique encourages us to appreciate the fine details that go into a building’s design by leading our eyes towards the interesting shapes, lines, curves, and patterns instead of just the building as a whole. Capturing these details is an art itself, as told to us by travel and architectural photography Faraz Ahar in another feature.
Make sure to visit Fabio Giachetti’s Behance portfolio as well to see more of his black and white snaps.