FRANK GEHRY - ARCHITECT
I find Frank Gehry's work absolutely fascinating. His approach to creating architecture is unapologetically
left field. He makes his models from crumpled up paper cups, pleated cardboard, and pasted together
fragments of rubbish to create these fascinating structures.
When I was living in Paris, on the 23rd of Dec 2007, I flew to Bilbao at the Northern most tip of Spain
specifically to photograph his Guggenheim Museum there. On the 24th I managed to capture some very
moody images of this magnificent structure before it closed for 2 weeks for Christmas break. On Christmas
day I hopped on a train and traveled for 12 hours down to Barcelona where a sculpture of his resides - the Golden Fish.
In Seattle there is MoPOP - the Museum of Pop Culture - an absolutely fascinating building. And in Los Angeles
there's the Walt Disney Concert Hall. There are many more of his buildings around the world I'm yet to discover
with my lens but for now these leave me truly content.
If you want to learn more about this intriguing architect track down the documentary about his life called
'Sketches of Frank Gerhy' by Sydney Pollack. A fascinating window into his life and his unorthodox approach to
creating architectural models.