Sliced Cities

Kevin Krautgartners photographic series “Sliced ​​Cities” plunges us into an unusual display of architecture and environment. Fragments and parts of various international cities are the project substantials. Vivid color and form structures bringing a unique serial effect and a visually attractive display.

As I am always fascinated in big cities with all its movement and hecticness this time I wanted to capture the exact opposite. Fragmental parts of modern architecture showing a complete different esthetic as usual for those cities. Large-scale construction projects are normally seen as a „one object“ but hardly anyone sees the details and structures like lines, shapes und colors. I wanted to highlight those parts by choosing untypical camera angles and trying to remove everything which can distract.

The most important thing for getting best results is to find the right place from where I can capture my object perfectly. Sometimes I had to find a way to get a bit higher than the ground. After that I´m taking my shots using my Canon DSLR gear and color grading it with Lightroom/Photoshop.

People often telling me that they like the overall look of this series. Love to the details and the composition of lights and shadows are most favorite aspects for the viewers. The pictures transport far more but the silence and clarity of big cities architecture.

Always keep doing what you love – especially photography has room for every individual style.

Kevin Krautgartner

Kevin Krautgartner was born in Schwelm, Germany. He graduated from University of Applied Sciences in Dortmund with a degree in photography and graphic design. He has since been living in Wuppertal, where he has mainly been working as a professional photographer and image editor. His work has taken him to many different countries around the world and some of his series have received international photography awards. When Kevin Krautgartner is not at work by assignment, he devotes much of his time and passion to his personal photography projects, which will culminate in future books and exhibitions.