Gehry’s Children is a series I completed while on location in Seattle. I have always been fascinated by the materiality of Frank Gehry's buildings. This series of photos deconstructs his EMP Museum in Seattle into component shapes and textures. It is a study in form, color, and texture captured through fine art architectural photography. Gehry's Children received a silver medal (2nd Place) at the 2014 Prix de la Photographie, Paris and Honorable Mention in Photography at the 2013 London International Creative Competition.
Niemeyer’s Brasilia is a series conceived when I was visiting Brasilia for the first time in 2012. I was fascinated by Brasilia, which seemed futuristic and trapped in time. The entire city was shaped by the works of architect Oscar Niemeyer, whose presence is felt in every corner of the city, from the spectacular Cathedral of Brasilia to the more intimate chapels and monuments. Niemeyer had unprecedented influence over the design of the city from its beginnings until his death in 2012, a span that lasted over 50 years. There is no other place in the world where one architect had so much influence, which explains my fascination with his buildings.
Niemeyer's Brasilia was a 2nd place category winner at the 2013 IPA Awards and also won 1st Place/People's Choice at the 2014 Prix de la Photographie, Paris. The series has since been published in newspapers and magazines around the world in 12 countries and 8 languages.
These photographs were included in the solo exhibition "Brazil: Night & Day - Photographs by Andrew Prokos" at Banco do Brasil New York, and at the Consulate General of Brazil in New York.
Night & Day
Night & Day is an ongoing series which captures the transition from day to night in various locations around the world. The photos are composed of numerous exposures shot at the same location over the course of the day, or sometimes over several days. The multiple day, dusk, and night exposures are merged into a seamless transition which allows the viewer to see the city in a new way. See more of the series at Andrew Prokos Photography
The Architecture of Amusement
“The Architecture of Amusement” is an ongoing project which captures the fascinating architectural elements present in American amusement parks. It focuses on the highly abstracted shapes and garish colors present in the amusement park environment, including rollercoaster tracks, rides, concession stands, and the simulacrum architecture used to create the atmosphere of fun.
New York Cityscapes
Recent work (2014-2015) from New York City, including panoramic cityscapes and landscapes
New York Black and White
New York City black and white photography, including cityscapes, architecture, and street scenes
Rio de Janeiro
New work from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Including panoramic cityscapes, landscapes, street scenes and architecture. These photographs were included in the solo exhibition "Brazil: Night & Day - Photographs by Andrew Prokos" at Banco do Brasil New York, and at the Consulate General of Brazil in New York.
For over fifteen years, Prokos has focused on the meticulous creation of large-format cityscapes and panoramic landscapes. Until relatively recently these were captured with 50 ISO chrome film. The choice of slower chrome film was deliberate, it captured the fine detail and low level of grain that made his large-format fine art prints possible. Slow speed film also permitted Prokos to capture his photographs using long-exposure times...another hallmark of his body of work. In transitioning to digital, Prokos was obliged to develop a new technique comprised of shooting many photographs stitched into very high-resolution fine art images which approximated the level of detail Prokos was used to seeing in his film exposures.
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