art lab

Derek Trillo – Proposal


The Flow of Life

My research concerns the representation of the built environment in architectural photography. My practice aims to produce an alternative to conventional architectural photography, showing presence and movement within and around buildings.

Conventional architectural photography is almost exclusively concerned with the form of buildings, preserved at their completion, in isolation from their context. By capturing presence and movement accumulated over a period of time clues to the function of constructed spaces can be revealed. It is intended that the resultant images will be of value for research within the architectural design process.

To inform and support my practice, my research investigates the following issues: