andrew prokos transforms UAE cityscapes into abstract, 'inverted' color fields

andrew prokos transforms UAE cityscapes into abstract, 'inverted' color fields

new york city-based photographer andrew prokos releases his newly completed experimental photo series ‘inverted,’ which showcases the intricate design language of middle east metropolises. the work presents an exploration in architectural photography inspired by the fascinating modernist and futuristic architecture of such cities as dubai, abu dhabi, and sharjah. through the use of negative imagery, the series portrays a graphic reinterpretation of the city expressed with bold color fields, abstraction, and close-up views.

andrew prokos transforms UAE cityscapes into abstract, 'inverted' color fields
arabesque facade | dubai
all photos by andrew prokos architectural & fine art photography

 

 

with his vibrant photo series ‘inverted,’ andrew prokos generates uncanny scenes which divorce the viewer from reality. the techniques of abstraction serve to reframe the architecture and place the viewer in an alternate space free from the confines of their own positive perception. large-format prints of these photos are intended to be displayed and viewed at a scale of up to 2.5 meters (over 8 feet) in size.

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futuristic facade #2 | dubai

 

 

andrew prokos further exaggerates the hyper-vibrant, ultramodern architecture of the UAE with ‘inverted.’ the cities’ characteristic skyscrapers are framed and rendered as endless fields of repeating geometries while images of iconic buildings recall bold illustrations.

andrew prokos inverted
zigzag facade #1 | dubai

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linear facade #1 | dubai

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dubai reflections #1

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mesh facade | abu dhabi

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futuristic spire | dubai

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geometric facade #1 | dubai

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circle facade | abu dhabi

andrew prokos inverted
futuristic facade #1 | dubai

andrew prokos inverted
sheikh zayed road giants #2

andrew prokos inverted
dubai reflections #3

andrew prokos inverted
dubai reflections #2

andrew prokos inverted
geometric facade #2

andrew prokos inverted
spiral facade | sharjah

 

 

project info:

 

photo series title: inverted UAE

photographer: andrew prokos

completion: 2020

  • Just amazing perspective! Follow this art work since when i come to new york
    Amazing pictures , love the colors

    Gill oliveira
    Aug 31, 2020
  • Andrew Prokos brings cities to life with his uniquely brilliant photography!

    Frances MacDonald
    Aug 30, 2020
  • Wow! I’m from Brasília and have been following his work since his photos of my city were printed in the newspaper here. This is very different and creative!

    Mago
    Aug 30, 2020

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