Roland Fischer’s “Facades” Photo Series Is Architectural Art

Tiles and fabric patterns may be the first things that come to mind while looking at this picture, but what if we told you it’s actually a close-up shot of a building in Paris?

Roland Fischer is the photographer behind the Hirmer Publishers book titled “Facades” – a series containing 100 images of buildings, from banks to structures in major metropolitan areas including Los Angeles, Sao Paolo, Montreal and Melbourne. The project was inspired by his trip to Shanghai 15 years ago during the city’s rapid growth in building construction. The buildings all looked similar from far away but up close, each had a distinct architectural detail he wanted to capture.

The unaltered, semi-digitally shot photographs aren’t necessarily meant to be representational of the larger structures; they possess a strong abstract quality without any needed reference.

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