"We must preserve the dignity of modernity even while we attempt to overcome the disaster of modernity." - Ken Wilber
‘Boomeritis’ is a reference to the pathology of the Baby Boomer generation characterised by pluralism infected with narcissism. These iconographic renderings of buildings and structures are set out as portraits, standing alone, dominating the scene, seducing with their forms. The subjects are taken from contemporary examples of American architecture.
Images are part of the photographic project - 'Integral Lens: editorial and artistic architectural photography’ - taken during a 5-month journey in United States awarded with the Fulbright Artist Scholarship. ‘Integral Lens’ is a photographic vision aiming to combine a respectful representation of exterior realities with a meaningful expression of our interiority. Choosing landmark locations unapologetic of their strong presence as well as more intimate spots of our urban life in which our daily memories are formed, is intended to share my enthusiasm for design and aesthetics, to contemplate on man’s symbiotic relationship with the material, and ultimately to trigger a more inspirational and uplifting sense for the built environment. During this trip, approximately 9,600 miles were traveled by plane, 4,200 miles by car, 1,300 miles by public commuting, and 750,000 steps walking. In total about 12,000 still images were taken from 150 buildings and locations, 65,000 images in time-lapse video, 20 meetings and interviews, and 300 hours in post-processing and editing. http://karatzas.wix.com/photo#!__integral-lens-i