Lusail Marina Twin Towers

Here’s another photo of the Lusail Marina Twin Towers adding to my Doha Fine Art Series. 

black and white fine art photo of the lusail marina twin towers

I took this photo from an unusual perspective to emphasize the attributes that fascinate me.
In my opinion, the irregularities and the „Lego-Character“ become more prominent from this angle. This angle works pretty well for fine art photos. I would never use an angle like this for my architecture photography because there I want to keep vertical lines straight.
In my opinion, this perspective shows how far the different elements of the towers are shifted in the horizontal axis.
When viewing the Towers in the straight-vertical view it is visible that the elements are shifted. However, it is impossible to see to what extend the elements are shifted. You can compare it with THIS photo from my previous post where I photographed this building in the „correct“ perspective.

Looking at this architectural masterpiece made me forget about the laws of physics. The irregularities make it seem like the Lusail Marina Twin Towers are dancing while floating through space. What I like about this unusual angle as well is that it showcases the different surface structures and patterns in the full spectrum. Here’s a magnified view showing the details on the surface of the Marina Twin Towers. There’s so much love for detail:

facade details of the lusail marina twin towers

I love black and white fine art photography as it reduces one level of complexity: color.
But as much as I love color in real life: I love how black and white fine art photos reduce objects (in my case buildings) to their core. I eliminate distractions such as cars driving by and people walking on the sidewalks etc. by using ND filters for long exposures. By removing all these distractions, my main subject becomes more prominent. By removing colors, my subject becomes the main actor.
However in the case of the Lusail Marina Twin Towers color is extremely important: The colors of the towers represent Qatar’s multi-cultural population. For that reason I created a color fine art version of this photo as well.

color photo of the lusail marina twin towers

I hope you enjoyed this post!
Feel free to leave a comment – I’m be happy to hear your thoughts and feedback.

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Love & Peace,
Tobi

fine art photography in Doha, Qatar

fine art photography in Doha, Qatar

In January I flew to Doha Qatar for an assignment for architecture / interior photography. Besides all the Covid-19 – related hassle it was a fantastic experience. After spending 2 days in hotel quarantine, I finally started shooting for my architecture assignment. My assignment was to take interior and exterior photos 3 buildings in Lusail – a city located 10 km north of Doha. My plan was to shoot 3 days „for my job“ and then spend one day for „my hobby“ – fine art photography. It would be a sin to visit Doha without having an extra day to explore this ever-growing city. Just driving on the highway and watching the city from a distance is a breathtaking experience. The skyline is filled with extremely unique, detailed and beautiful buildings. It truly is a paradise for fine art photography.

Of course – prior to my trip, I researched the city and the buildings via google maps and google street view. That usually gives me a good idea on interesting angles and perspectives for my photos. At the same time, it safes a lot of time on location. As the position of the sun is important for my fine art photography, I use the App „Photo Pills“ to check the ideal time of the day.

The first object for my fine art photography in Doha were the „Marina Twin Towers“. This incredible iconic landmark has a lovely shape and beautiful colors. When I saw this building for the first time I knew that I will be making two versions of it: One fine art black and white version and one fine art color version. Here is the color version:

color photo of two towers with buildings in the background

And here is the black and white version:

black and white photo of two towers with buildings in the background

What makes this place so special is that it is located in the desert and that Doha and Lusail are still growing. As a consequence, there are still some „desert sand surfaces“ in the middle of the city. I took this as an integral element for my photos of the Twin Towers. My intention was to make the buildings look like an island in the desert.

In the near future I will publish more about my fine art photography in Doha. If you want to see more of my work – here’s the link to my fine art photography gallery   

If you are interest in seeing even more of my fine art photography – check my profile on Instagram: fineart.exposures

In case you are interested in visiting Doha and you are not sure where to stay, I highly recommend the hotel Cielo in Lusail. I had a lovely stay there.

Stay tuned and see you soon,
Tobi