8.15.2009

INES D'OREY: Porto Interior

Casa da Música (c) Ines d'Orey/All rights reserved

Piscina de Campanhă (c) Ines d'Orey/All rights reserved

Aeroporto Francisco Sá Carneiro (c) Ines d'Orey/All rights reserved

These images are part of an ongoing project, the result of my interest in strange and, at the same time, familiar spaces. They are the result of an urban experience, the experience of Porto, the city where I was born and where I live.
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INES d'OREY was born in the northern Portuguese city of Porto. She was educated at the London College of Printing and won the FNAC Award for Talents in Photography in 2007. Her ongoing project "Porto Interior" comprises a series of large-format photographs of public places in Porto. Using a series of photographic manipulations, d'Orey alters the urban motifs to impose the atmosphere she finds appropriate. Her aim is to capture the spirit of the place and intensify it so that it seems to have origin in another world. "They become images of mysterious transit zones, imbued with a melancholy beauty." Ines d'Orey was one of 100 photographers invited to participate in Review Santa Fe 2009. Her website.

11 comments:

Joanna's Foto said...

This is great feature! I love, how Inêz presents public, most likely very popular and known to many, spots, but with completely different perspective, than everyday look. Something very attracting and mysterious beams on the person looking at these photographs.
Thank you- another amazing photographer, I haven't seen her work before.

Highton-Ridley said...

I really like these, especially the first. Moody and melancholic with gorgeous lines and curves. Nice :)

Elise said...

Hello, I'm loving your great blog -your posts are really interesting so thanks very much for sharing them. Pictures are really good too !

Happy weekend,

JamaGenie said...

Many times we look at a photo and never really see it. I love photos that make one stop and *really* look at what's in them.

Italo said...

Nice pictures. I like urban motives And thanks for this post. Now I will search more info on internet

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Harnett-Hargrove said...

I love the abstract quality of these and how the volume and flat is juxtaposed.

heungman said...

the unusual tones and the graphic compositions are amazing. thank you for sharing.

The Browns said...

love the one of the indoor pool. my sister and i swam competitively for over 10 years...brings back memories! (most sharing the same feeling of that picture)

india said...

these are beautifully atmospheric shots...

magicpolaroid said...

really like this architecture eye!