Architecture photography can seem quite boring at times, particularly if you are surrounded by bland, grey and white buildings. 18-year-old German photographer Paul Eis has been interested in architecture for a number of years, but decided one day to see what would happen if he decided to add a splash of colour to some of his images.
“I got bored by the mostly gray architecture,” he told DigitalRev, “I started to photograph whole buildings and give them new colors and a complete new look. Every building gets a individual style.”
Using Photoshop, Eis augments his photos to create fantastically-coloured buildings, which he believes bring out the unique features of each piece of architecture far better than their original colours.
“Architecture should not only be understood as something useful, but also as artwork,” says Eis. “Highlighting the structure with bright colours and showing them isolated from their environment helps to show the viewer how unique these buildings are.”
Eis has been practicing his photography for a number of years, explaining that he began using analog cameras when he was just four years old and “started to photograph everything [he] saw.” He has since moved to digital, and now uses a Canon 50D with an EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS lens.
Eis has attracted a large following on Instagram of late with his psychedelic architecture shots, and plans to continue to project for the foreseeable future. “My favorite and most successful shoot so far was an image named ‘Coral’ of the Marco Polo Tower in Hamburg [used as the cover image for this article]. It has a very nice winding structure and the use of a gradient in the edit made it seem very minimal but also monumental.”
You can see more of Eis’ work over on Instagram.
All images used with permission.