for his latest project, architect and photographer jey alonso given a surreal twist to a series of known, and not-so-known, buildings across europe. the minimal and heavily saturated snapshots offer a different view from reality and intend to highlight the urban structures that mostly go unnoticed by everyday passersby.
reflection II, istanbul, turkey
all images © jey alonso
from istanbul’s famous hagia sophia to an unknown mcdonald’s sign in bulgaria, the series by alonso provides a vivid interpretation of the city and of the sky. by transforming the architectural elements and sky into colorful shades of magenta, green and yellow, the images effectively propose that our built environments can serve as a canvas for art. the photographer takes everyday urban dialogues and transforms them into something surprising and new.
hyacinthum I, sofia, bulgaria
jey alonso is a young architect and photographer specializing in minimalist and surrealist architecture. he currently collaborates as a permanent artist in the art galleries artig gallery, 1stdibs and saisho art since 2019 and galería artevistas since 2015. in addition, in 2019 he founded and opened his website and online photography shop, where he exposes his latest creations.
chameleon II, santiago de compostela, spain
caledonite I, venice, italy
cake, bilbao, spain
glass II, helsinki, finland
limbo I, aarhus, denmark
junk food I, bulgaria
rex I, helsinki, finland
turnedo I, milan, italy
botryoidal I, helsinki, finland
wintergreen candy, helsinki, finland
project type: photography series
photography: jey alonso
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edited by: lynne myers | designboom