World Photo Day: Nelson Kon by Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados

World Photo Day: Nelson Kon by Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados

Nelson Kon works with photography since 1985 and his passion can be appreciated through his images of contemporary buildings, heritage ensembles and urban scenes.

In celebration of World Photo Day (August 19th), we invited some architects to comment on the work of some of the best architectural photographers of our time. After the break, Vinicius Andrade speaks on the behalf of his studio, Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados, about brazilian photographer Nelson Kon.

Nelson Kon is the photographer who has discovered us. Our very first work was registered by him. His photos, since the first essays we commissioned, were responsible for the unveiling of our work, strictly for private clients until then.

As a photographer he is very objective and precise, always surprising us with an eye that is at the same time simple and revealing. Those features were essential to strengthen our professional affinity - we somehow believe his vision of architecture is similar to our own vision (even admitting that his photos are much better).

More important than his essays on our work is the wide collection of images he has built on Brazilian modern and contemporary architecture and on our cities.

Besides his evident technical qualities, Nelson became a friend and a person we admire for his generosity.

Residência em Iporanga / Nitsche Arquitetos Associados. Image © Nelson KonEdifício Habitacional na Rua Simpatia / gruposp. Image © Nelson KonCasa Sumaré / Isay Weinfeld. Image © Nelson KonTeatro Erotídes de Campos - Engenho Central / Brasil Arquitetura. Image © Nelson Kon+ 5

Read our interview with Nelson Kon.

See all of the other World Photo Day honorees here.

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Cite: Helm, Joanna. "World Photo Day: Nelson Kon by Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados" [Dia Mundial da Fotografia: Nelson Kon por Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados] 01 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. (Trans. Baratto, Romullo) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/539118/world-photo-day-nelson-kon-by-andrade-morettin-arquitetos-associados> ISSN 0719-8884

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