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Photographer Victor Enrich Reshapes an Existing Hotel, 88 Times

Photographer Victor Enrich Reshapes an Existing Hotel, 88 Times

Architectural photographer Victor Enrich has shared with ArchDaily a series of 88 images — one for every key in the classical piano —  exploring the various formal possibilities of the NH Deutscher Kaiser Hotel in Munich, Germany. "I found it beautiful," says Enrich, "to connect two distinct artistic disciplines such as photography and computer graphics with the piano." See further illustrations and read a full description of his thought process following the break.

© Victor Enrich
© Victor Enrich

From the artist:

This is a push forward to test my own limits, playing with the very simple geometry of the building I chose: the NH Deutscher Kaiser Hotel in Munich, Germany.

© Victor Enrich
© Victor Enrich

In previous projects, I always felt I did not make enough formal explorations. So, I squeezed my brains and tried to push myself towards more. It seems that right now we are in the "Time Lapse" era, so I tried to make some sort of antagonist to these wonderful photographic productions of today's contemporary artists. In fact, the video I have made is, both, a time lapse and an anti-time lapse.

© Victor Enrich
© Victor Enrich

In order to place limits on myself, and not fall into boredom, I decided to make 88 pictures (since 88 is the number of keys that modern pianos have.) I am a piano player; so I found it beautifully poetic to connect two distinct artistic disciplines such as photography and computer graphics with the classical piano.

© Victor Enrich
© Victor Enrich

The choice of the building subject comes from my stay in Munich, a city in which I lived for a year working as an assistant for people with disabilities. During the first two months I couch-surfed the city, staying at friends' apartments as a guest. This is something I do often when I am new to a place. It allows me to get introduced to the city, explore its limits and make pictures of Architecture.

© Victor Enrich
© Victor Enrich

To be comfortable, I placed all my big luggage in the lockers of the central train station. I had to visit every three days, the maximum period that one can pay in advance. The building subject is in front of the train station. I quickly became fond of the building, having to pass by it several times during those three-day cycles. Also, important to note, I like skyscrapers. Though the subject is not necessarily tall, it is much taller than its neighbors. 

© Victor Enrich
© Victor Enrich

All 88 renditions of Enrich's project can be viewed on his website. Check out Victor Enrich's previous work on ArchDaily.


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Cite: Jose Luis Gabriel Cruz. "Photographer Victor Enrich Reshapes an Existing Hotel, 88 Times" 01 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/463163/photographer-victor-enrich-reshapes-an-existing-hotel-88-times/> ISSN 0719-8884
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