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NORTIGO Pygmalion Karatzas


NORTIGO “Design is not always immediately perceived, nor is it meant to be fully understood. Design is not entirely definable even though the mind insists that it should be. Rather, design prefers the euphoria of epiphany and the steadfastness of growth. Revealed to consciousness through attachments and correspondences, design prefers to perpetuate an understanding between the seen and the unseen, between spirit and matter.” - Carl Garant, ‘The Tao of Design’


‘Nortigo’ is an exercise in shifting points of view as a gesture to reveal new and interesting information, compositions and feelings from spaces designed to form tangible connections between above and below, by looking straight up towards the ceiling, atrium or sky. The progression from indoor to outdoor spaces supplements the introvert/extrovert design polarity, while the pairing of classical buildings with modern, postmodern and cosmogenic architecture allows for comparative viewing experiences and a diverse showcase of the built environment. The title ‘Nortigo’ is a combination of the words ‘North’ and ‘Vertigo’. Vertigo is a negative feeling associated with the loss of balance and light-headedness when looking down from a great height, whereas the expression “true north” is a positive feeling associated with finding the right direction and correct course both literally and figuratively. The images were taken during my Fulbright Artist Scholarship project titled ‘Integral Lens - a multi-perspectival approach to the study and representation of the built environment’ in 12 cities across United States for 5 months. Project statistic: 9,600 miles flying, 4,200 miles driving, 1,300 miles public commuting, 750,000 steps walking, 12,000 still images taken, 65,000 images in timelapse video, 150 buildings and locations from 12 cities, 142 days on the road. Selected images for the series have received numerous distinction in international photography competitions. The collection also includes images from previous projects (‘EXPO Milano 2015’, ‘Doha Icons’, ‘Morphogenesis’) taken from the same point of view. Pygmalion Karatzas Architect, Photographer


FINE ARTS MUSEUM, BOSTON


H A R VA R D A R T S M U S E U M , C A M B R I D G E


M O R G A N L I B R A R Y, N E W Y O R K


TOMPSON CENTER, CHICAGO


CADET CHAPEL, COLORADO SPRINGS


O A K P A R K L I B R A R Y, C H I C A G O


F U LT O N C E N T E R , N E W Y O R K


DE YOUNG MUSEUM, SAN FRANCISCO


C E N T R A L L I B R A R Y, S E A T T L E


C LY F F O R D S T I L L M U S E U M , D E N V E R


S T A T A C E N T E R M I T, C A M B R I D G E


CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER, LOS ANGELES


BROOKFIELD, NEW YORK


W E S T C O N C O U R S E , PAT H S TAT I O N , N E W Y O R K


J F K N A T I O N A L L I B R A R Y, B O S T O N


J F K N A T I O N A L L I B R A R Y, B O S T O N


I N S T I T U T E O F C O N T E M P O R A R Y A R T, B O S T O N


CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER, NEW ORLEANS


MIT CHAPEL, CAMBRIDGE


M O N T E R E Y A Q U A R I U M , M O N T E R E Y B AY


H A R O L D W A S H I N G T O N L I B R A R Y, C H I C A G O


S T A T A C E N T E R M I T, C A M B R I D G E


SOLOMON GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, NEW YORK


FINE ARTS MUSEUM, BOSTON


NEW WORLD SYMPHONY HALL, MIAMI


J E W I S H M U S E U M O F C O N T E M P O R A R Y A R T, S A N F R A N C I S C O


M U S E U M O F C O N T E M P O R A R Y A R T, C H I C A G O


M U S E U M O F C O N T E M P O R A R Y A R T, C H I C A G O


E X P E R I E N C E M U S I C P R O J E C T M U S E U M , S E AT T L E


W W I I N AT I O N A M U S E U M , N E W O R L E A N S


U N I O N S TAT I O N , D E N V E R


S TAT E S T R E E T V I L L A G E , C H I C A G O


J F K N A T I O N A L L I B R A R Y, B O S T O N


CADET CHAPEL, COLORADO SPRINGS


E X P E R I E N C E M U S I C P R O J E C T M U S E U M , S E AT T L E


E X P E R I E N C E M U S I C P R O J E C T M U S E U M , S E AT T L E


CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER, NEW ORLEANS


N O H O D I S T R I C T, N E W Y O R K


LAKE POINT TOWER, CHICAGO


MARINA TOWERS, CHICAGO


E X P E R I E N C E M U S I C P R O J E C T M U S E U M , S E AT T L E


E X P E R I E N C E M U S I C P R O J E C T M U S E U M , S E AT T L E


LOGAN CENTER FOR THE ARTS, CHICAGO


O G D E N M U S E U M O F S O U T H E R N A R T, N E W O R L E A N S


PEREZ MUSEUM, MIAMI


ART INSTITUTE, CHICAGO


BRICKWELL PLAZA, MIAMI


URBAN LIGHTS LACMA, LOS ANGELES


M A D I S O N S Q U A R E PA R K , N E W Y O R K


MILLENNIUM BRIDGE, DENVER


DOWNTOWN MIAMI, FLORIDA


S PA C E N E E D L E , S E AT T L E


W E S T 5 7 T H S T R E E T, N E W Y O R K


M I D T O W N M A N H AT TA N , N E W Y O R K


J A C K S O N B LV D & D E A R B O R N S T R , C H I C A G O


TRUMP TOWER, CHICAGO


B R O O K LY N B R I D G E , N E W Y O R K


ROCKEFELLER PLAZA, NEW YORK


RIVERSIDE MUSEUM, GLASGOW


B R O O K LY N B R I D G E , N E W Y O R K


OFFICE BUILDING, EDINBURGH


USHER HALL, EDINBURGH


USHER HALL, EDINBURGH


USHER HALL, EDINBURGH


PORSCHE MUSEUM, STUTTGART


Q U A R T E R M I L E R E D E V E L O P M E N T, E D I N B U R G H


K AT S I M P I R I R E S I D E N C E , PA N O R A M A


T H I R E S I A S R E S I D E N T I A L , PAT R A S


VILLA WHITE, PORTO HELI


VILLA WHITE, PORTO HELI


M U S E U M O F I S L A M I C A R T, D O H A


ROCKEFELLER PLAZA, NEW YORK


G E O R G E T O W N U N I V E R S I T Y, D O H A


T E X A S A & M U N I V E R S I T Y, D O H A


T E X A S A & M U N I V E R S I T Y, D O H A


H A M A D B I N K H A L I F A U N I V E R S I T Y, D O H A


Q ATA R N AT I O N A L C O N V E N T I O N C E N T E R , D O H A


C E R E M O N I A L C O U R T, E D U C A T I O N C I T Y, D O H A


U K PAV I L I O N , E X P O M I L A N O


ROCKEFELLER PLAZA, NEW YORK


C H I N A PAV I L I O N , E X P O M I L A N O


U A E PAV I L I O N , E X P O M I L A N O


E N E L PAV I L I O N , E X P O M I L A N O


ARID ZONES CLUSTER, EXPO MILANO


U R U G U AY PAV I L I O N , E X P O M I L A N O


F R A N C E PAV I L I O N , E X P O M I L A N O


T U R K E Y PAV I L I O N , E X P O M I L A N O


THE WINGS SCULPTURE, EXPO MILANO


R U S S I A PAV I L I O N , E X P O M I L A N O


H O LY S E E P A V I L I O N , E X P O M I L A N O


B R A Z I L PAV I L I O N , E X P O M I L A N O


B R A Z I L PAV I L I O N , E X P O M I L A N O


E S T O N I A PAV I L I O N , E X P O M I L A N O


A N G O L A PAV I L I O N , E X P O M I L A N O


T U R K M E N I S TA N PAV I L I O N , E X P O PAV I L I O N


I T A LY P A V I L I O N , E X P O M I L A N O


G E R M A N Y PAV I L I O N , E X P O M I L A N O


I N T E S A S A N PA O L O PAV I L I O N , E X P O M I L A N O


B I O M E D I T E R R A N E A N C L U S T E R PAV I L I O N , E X P O M I L A N O


S PA I N PAV I L I O N , E X P O M I L A N O


C H I N A C O R P O R AT E U N I T E D PAV I L I O N , E X P O M I L A N O


U K PAV I L I O N , E X P O M I L A N O


about Pygmalion Karatzas studied Architecture at the Technical University of Budapest, Urban Design at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, and practiced architecture for 12 years. Since 2013 he is focusing systematically on architectural and fine art photography, producing a portfolio of 200 architectural, commercial and artistic projects from Europe, USA and Middle East. His images are regularly featured in Greek and international media, have received 46 distinctions from leading photographic competitions and the prestigious Fulbright Artist Scholarship award 2015-2016, and are part of private and public collections. Since 2014 he is the photo editor for the Danish Architecture Center and a contributing photographer to Arcaid Images London and iStock Getty Images. Divisare Atlas of Architecture ranks him among the top 100 architectural photographers worldwide. He has participated in exhibitions and fundraising in Greece, Italy, France, UK and USA, and produced 7 collections, with the ‘Integral Lens’ book receiving 3rd place at the PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris and shortlisted at the Trieste Photo Days Book Award. In affiliation with the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and prof. Mark DeKay, their paper on a multi-perspectival approach to architectural photography was presented at the 3rd Integral European Conference and they will be conducting traveling workshops for students. Through photojournalistic reportages, collaborations with architectural firms, businesses and organisations, as well as self-initiated projects, he exhibits his passion and dedication to the study, representation and dissemination of the built environment and its broader role as a cultural asset. www.pygmalionkaratzas.com

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NORTIGO  

An architectural photography collection by Pygmalion Karatzas featuring buildings from Europe, Middle East and USA.

NORTIGO  

An architectural photography collection by Pygmalion Karatzas featuring buildings from Europe, Middle East and USA.

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