For Ekaterina Busygina, architecture is something to get inspired from to better understand people, cultures and the reflection of character and trends of a place. This is well represented in her ongoing series of photographs made in Hong Kong titled ‘City Maze’. She was amazed by the city’s skyscrapers, reflecting the one in another, as for the whole city’s perfect harmonic geometry.
“This city is always in a hurry and these skyscrapers are silent guards, which are turned to the sky, but by staying for a second and then lifting the sight up, you’ll see in the sun another world – a world of slender geometry, architectural harmony, in its pure perfection. We so rarely look up and miss so much beauty.”, she says on her Behance page.
From May to September, Hong Kong’s typical weather is very unpredictable. The city is characterized by a gloomy yet mysterious atmosphere, and Ekaterina has managed to capture this unique atmosphere in this beautiful photo series.
Originally from Russia, Busygina has always aspired her work through architecture and design in all forms and manifestations. Her images are filled with a creative use of the detail and composition, to inform the viewer of the existence of other forms of beauty hidden in alternative perspectives. Her series ‘White City’, for instance, is a showcase of what future cities will look like according to her.
“If you are for the first time here (Moscow), you will be amazed by the atmosphere, the emptiness, the serenity of the white city,” Ekaterina says about this set. “But equally interesting will be the discovery that you are still in the center of Moscow.”
Ekaterina used Moscow’s architecture to explore the idea of ultra-modern cityscapes being white, serene, and strikingly coordinated. Through this series, she explains how architectural photography may be an effective tool to develop the power of imagination and prediction.
She recently won the One Eyeland Award 2017 and has been published worldwide, as in Vogue Italia and Elle Decoration Russia just to mention few.