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Sebastien Weiss : Monolicious I & II

Decidedly, Instagram is an inexhaustible source of inspiration. This is how, in the course of my late scrolls, I discovered the powerful shots of Sebastian Weiss last year, which had already made the subject of a publication on our part. Since then, the talent of the photographer has not weakened, on the contrary! The proof with the series "Monolicious", declined in three stages, which, through hypnotic clichés, makes us rediscover the iconic works of contemporary Milanese architecture.

Of German origin, Sebastian Weiss - also known as "Le Blanc", in reference to his fetish tone and French translation of his surname - travels the world, device in hand and offers us, throughout his series, an anthology of remarkable buildings in the history of architecture. An air of déjà vu? Not really since Weiss has the particularity of making these buildings abstract, tearing them out of their context and revealing to the general public unsuspected details of their design thanks to a very tight framing.

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"It's all about the relationship of lines, forms and surfaces. " Sebastian Weiss, photographer

If, at the beginning of last summer, we had looked at his artistic journey in Spain, this time it was his trip to Italy that caught our attention. A country with a rich and diverse architectural heritage that makes up two-thirds of its "Monolicious" series. Cap Milan, recently crowned capital of design and architecture by our colleagues of Wallpaper *. From the Prada Foundation of OMA to the Feltrinelli Foundation signed Herzog & de Meuron through the torpedo Hadid of the late Zaha Hadid, Le Blanc offers a journey into the universe of "starchitects" established in the Italian city by offering new perspectives, highlighted by a very low saturation, approaching almost a black and white treatment.

And because, according to Confucius, " A picture is worth a thousand words ", we can only let you admire the strolls of the photographer.

In a word: stunning.

To learn more, visit the site of Sebastian Weiss

Photographs: Sebastian Weiss

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