The art photography of Kristian Kaarna illustrates the book “Como construir en madera en Argentina” that is aimed at architects. The book is about wood construction in Argentina.

It is truly amazing to see how Kristian succeeded to find a unique way to photograph one of the most famous and most photographed wooden buildings in Argentina! The book cover is an ode, both to Villa Victoria and wood construction, said the architect and author Leopoldo Rubén Díaz Cano.

“The person who commissioned the work wanted me to use Villa Victoria on the cover. I wondered how to approach photographing a house of which there are hundreds, if not thousands of photographs. Finally, I decided to create a new version by cutting it into pieces at first and then assembling them into a new entity. I am very happy with the final result,” says Kristian Kaarna.

This building was constructed in 1912 by the author, editor and influential woman, Victoria Ocampo. This picturesque residence was delivered from England, in pieces. The building is immediately recognisable but the style and perspective of the photograph are typical of Kristian Kaarnaa.

Kristian Kaarna:
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Villa Victoria : http://www.welcomeargentina.com/mardelplata/ocampo-cultural-center.html 

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Context information about Kristian Kaarna
The photographs do not represent a specifically identifiable region but we could think they are full of his love of his roots in the Finland of the lakes. In addition to water, the Kristian’s camera often views the phenomena of the sky and green landscapes.

Printed in a large format, the technique used by Kristian offers an atypical surface for photography, where every detail is as accurate as the whole photograph. The eyes are not set to a determined point on the surface but may move endlessly over the image as though watching a real landscape. New details are constantly discovered. The photographs are easy to approach but are not simple or light. They are technically exceptional and their contents are endlessly changeable; thus making them enduring.


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