PHOTOGRAPH OF ARCHITECTURE. ADRIÀ GOULA.
Adrià Goula, one of the best architectural photographers of the moment, will explain how he faces his professional work and the bases of a good architectural photography: framing, light control, interior and exterior photography, most used objectives, composition…
Adrià Goula Sardà studied at the Escola Superior d’Arquitectura in Barcelona where he graduated in 2000. He initially worked as an architect in different studios in Barcelona and Paris, such as Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue or Yves Lion until 2004, when he started his career Professional as an architectural photographer.
He has made over 700 assignments for renowned architects and different public and private institutions, both national and international. His work has been published in different monographs, books and magazines such as Frame, Mark, Arquitectura Viva, C3, Blueprit, Dwell, Detail, AIT, among others. He has been professor of architectural photography at Escola Sert del Coac and has participated in lectures and talks and workshops in different architecture schools such as ETSAB, ETSAV, COAC or Umea School of Architecture. Currently he is expanding his professional domain to the movement image, creating small shorts about architecture. Time, sound and movement, in parallel with the photographic approach is the new material with which he is working to create new ways of communicating architecture.
Beyond the work by commission he has developed personal projects also related to the architecture and that revolve around the form, the traces and the memory. An approach to photography as a medium, with the intention of going beyond the photographic window to create abstract self-sufficient images. Architecture but also landscape or still lifes are the elements used to create images where two-dimensionality, composition, complexity, imperfection and abstraction are the main themes.
His work has been exhibited in different galleries in Paris (Salon de Thorigny), Bordeaux (Atélier Dartois) and Barcelona (Kowasa Gallery, Coac, The Architecture Gallery). He has been a finalist for the Aena 2012 contest, Honorable Mention at the IPA 2013 and at the Combat 2013 and has been selected to participate in the “Discoveries” of PhotoEspaña 2012 and in the “Full Contact” of the Scan Festival of Tarragona in 2012. The Esteyco Foundation published in 2011 the monographic book “De-Construction” where images of elements under construction with elements in demolition were confronted, creating visual parallels between them.