As part of his latest project NHDK, photographer Víctor Enrich challenged himself to digitally manipulate an ordinary building in Munich, Germany into as many different configurations as possible. The Barcelona-based artist is known for his warped and skewed interpretations of buildings around the world, including a series of images taken in Tel Aviv in 2010. For this particular project he came up with an impressive 88 variations of the building's original form, and they are mind-boggling!
The project was Enrich’s way of expressing the feeling that architectural “form” captures too much of our attention, which is why the series tries to take “form” to its illogical extremes. In an email to The Atlantic Cities, Enrich also comments on the building’s poor urban planning: “Generally, cities are lacking public spaces, parks or open squares, so I guess that any of the pictures that leaves an open space for the city would be better than its actual shape.”
These reconfigurations were completed with 3D modeling software and Photoshop over the course of six months. Enrich discussed the process on Urban Peek: “The main core of my work relies on 3D software in order to recreate a scene that I previously shot with my camera. I would say that I steal the geometry of a place via a 2D picture. It can be the slowest “robbery” around, as sometimes this sole fact can take me up to a couple of months, working full time. But of course, it depends on the complexity of each scene.”
For anyone curious why the photographer settled on the number 88, it’s because a piano has 88 keys, a fact called on from his past training as a classical pianist. Enrich also made a video that ties the images together with each of the 88 notes that they represent. You can see the full set of photos along with the video over at his website.
Images by Víctor Enrich