Hélène Binet, ‘Winter Hampstead Heath, London’, 2012, Photography, Hand printed b/w silver gelatin, ammann//gallery
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Hélène Binet

Winter Hampstead Heath, London, 2012

Hand printed b/w silver gelatin
60 × 50 in
152.4 × 127 cm
Edition of 8 + 2 AP
.
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Cologne
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© Hélène Binet, courtesy ammann//gallery
Hélène Binet
Swiss & French, b. 1959
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For twenty years Hélène Binet has photographed contemporary architecture
and co-operated worldwide with the most renowned architects including: Zaha
Hadid, Daniel Libeskind, Peter Zumthor and many others. While following the
work of contemporary architects – often from construction through completion
– Hélène Binet has also photographed the works of past architects such
as Alvar Aalto, Le Corbusier, Sverre Fehn, Nicholas Hawksmoor, John Hejduk,
Sigurd Lewerentz, Andrea Palladio and Dimitris Pikionis. She recently started
to direct her attention to landscape photography, wherein she transposes key
concerns of her architectural photography.
Hélène Binet’s depth of knowledge of architectural history is manifest in the
way she portrays her subject matter and her intimate understanding of each
building is evident in the way she conjures up the spirit of the space through
light, shadow and texture. Her photographs of historic architecture strike a
surprising balance, they both capture the quintessence and nuance of the
buildings but at the same time reveal a new perspective for a contemporary
audience. Her photographs evoke the sculptural quality of the spaces through
the contrast between curved and straight surfaces and the interplay of light
and shadow.
Her work is constantly included in exhibitions around the world in
the context of photography and architecture. In 2012 Hélène Binet was commissioned
to photograph seven London churches designed by the 18th century
English architect Nicholas Hawksmoor for the 13th Architectural Biennale
in Venice which was later exhibited in Somerset House in London 2013. From
September 25th, 2014 until January 11th 2015, Hélène Binet is part of the major
group exhibition „Constructing World: Photography and Architecture in Modern
Age“ at the Barbican Art Gallery in London.
Hélène Binet is the Recipient of the Julius Shulman Institute Excellence in Photography
Award 2015.

Hélène Binet, ‘Winter Hampstead Heath, London’, 2012, Photography, Hand printed b/w silver gelatin, ammann//gallery
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© Hélène Binet, courtesy ammann//gallery
Hélène Binet
Swiss & French, b. 1959
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For twenty years Hélène Binet has photographed contemporary architecture
and co-operated worldwide with the most renowned architects including: Zaha
Hadid, Daniel Libeskind, Peter Zumthor and many others. While following the
work of contemporary architects – often from construction through completion
– Hélène Binet has also photographed the works of past architects such
as Alvar Aalto, Le Corbusier, Sverre Fehn, Nicholas Hawksmoor, John Hejduk,
Sigurd Lewerentz, Andrea Palladio and Dimitris Pikionis. She recently started
to direct her attention to landscape photography, wherein she transposes key
concerns of her architectural photography.
Hélène Binet’s depth of knowledge of architectural history is manifest in the
way she portrays her subject matter and her intimate understanding of each
building is evident in the way she conjures up the spirit of the space through
light, shadow and texture. Her photographs of historic architecture strike a
surprising balance, they both capture the quintessence and nuance of the
buildings but at the same time reveal a new perspective for a contemporary
audience. Her photographs evoke the sculptural quality of the spaces through
the contrast between curved and straight surfaces and the interplay of light
and shadow.
Her work is constantly included in exhibitions around the world in
the context of photography and architecture. In 2012 Hélène Binet was commissioned
to photograph seven London churches designed by the 18th century
English architect Nicholas Hawksmoor for the 13th Architectural Biennale
in Venice which was later exhibited in Somerset House in London 2013. From
September 25th, 2014 until January 11th 2015, Hélène Binet is part of the major
group exhibition „Constructing World: Photography and Architecture in Modern
Age“ at the Barbican Art Gallery in London.
Hélène Binet is the Recipient of the Julius Shulman Institute Excellence in Photography
Award 2015.

Hélène Binet

Winter Hampstead Heath, London, 2012

Hand printed b/w silver gelatin
60 × 50 in
152.4 × 127 cm
Edition of 8 + 2 AP
.
Contact For Price
Location
Cologne
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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