Ricardo Oliveira Alves photographes architecture for over 10 years. Working with a generous portfolio of national and international clients, his work has already been awarded an honorable mention by Architizer A + Awards, being one of the twenty photographers selected from all over the world to be present in the 15th International Exhibition of Architecture – La Biennale di Venezia 2016.
He is mainly asked to photograph projects, in general remarkable ones, conceived by the most recognized portuguese studios, having his work frequently published in the most proeminent architecture and photography magazines, in and outside his country.
Ricardo Oliveira Alves was born in Lisbon, a well known city by its inspiring light, imagery and cinematographic routes. An unavoidable origin especially to whom deals with creativity and image. Along his way, Ricardo has crossed different areas of knowledge and interests, from architecture to music, from directing to producing, until he reached a more profound and complete dedication to architecture photography.
His work reflects this same dialectics, with an immanent approach even in the simpler shots. A life in space made of natural light, no artifices, nor cosmetic interventions.
Archilapse – Architecture v cinematographic process.
Light phenomena, a simple but so important element in our existence, motivated Ricardo to throw an imaginary net and dive in the time of spaces. Through Timelapse, a visual technique, he did an approach to architecture with a surprising outcome. This experience is based on doing a sequential register of an architectonic space and, by accelerating time, we can see how time and light change the space, how it comes to life and absolutely goes beyond its four walls and our five senses. “The way natural light is transforming as time goes by, is a fascinating mistery” he says.
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