andrew prokos captures surreal photos of niemeyer's brasilia
andrew prokos captures surreal photos of niemeyer's brasilia andrew prokos captures surreal photos of niemeyer's brasilia
oct 09, 2013

andrew prokos captures surreal photos of niemeyer's brasilia

andrew prokos captures surreal photos of niemeyer’s brasilia
image © andrew prokos




these captivating night photos of the brazilian capital taken by photographer andrew prokos, are among this year’s winners at the international photography awards competition. the series is titled ‘niemeyer’s brasilia’ and the images portray the surreal architecture of oscar niemeyer who shaped the brazilian capital for over 50 years.


‘I became fascinated by oscar niemeyer’s buildings as works of art in themselves, and the fact that niemeyer had unprecedented influence over the architecture of the capital during his long lifetime,’ says photographer andrew prokos.



congresso nacional seen from the praça dos três poderes
image © andrew prokos



the curvilinear museu nacional de brasilia at dusk
image © andrew prokos



the cathedral of brasilia at night
image © andrew prokos



the palacio do planalto at night, planalto is the official worklace of the president of brazil
image © andrew prokos



the palacio do itamaraty at night, itamaraty serves as the headquarters of the foreign ministry of brazil
image © andrew prokos



monument to the military in the praça duque de caxias at night
image © andrew prokos



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  • 50 years hence, has there been anything as visionary?
    Truly remarkable. A synthesis of the intellectual and the emotional in a sculptural expression of authenticity and beauty.

    Michael Jackson says:
  • Absolument magnifique!

    aurelia-m says:
  • its just sculptural, nothing too conceptually great (zaha and gehry are the new versions of this with modern day technology and parametrics)

    boomer says:
  • just sculptural? There’s a reason why architecture like this speaks to us. Its beyond logic, sublime.

    dd says:
  • Always an inspiration.

    Ron Smith says:

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