International Commerce Centre, Hong Kong

Art photo of skyscrapers of the International Commerce Centre, Hong Kong, by Joseph Westrupp.

Title: Ramparts of Commerce.

Photo taken in Hong Kong during ferry ride to Lantau Island.

The fortress-like complex is the International Commerce Centre and, like so much of Hong Kong, very modern and impressive. I think it’s quite grand and beautiful, but maybe that’s a strange way to describe skyscrapers in a city. Don’t know, I just love architecture.

Continue reading “International Commerce Centre, Hong Kong”

International Finance Centre, Hong Kong

Art photograph of the IFC skyscrapers, Hong Kong, by Joseph Westrupp.

Title: 88 Floors.

This is the International Finance Centre, Hong Kong.

The IFC contains one of Hong Kong’s many flash shopping malls. Its prime use to us was as a place to buy Japanese mochi balls, which are delicious by the way. Ironic that we became aware of mochi in Hong Kong, but there you go. 2 IFC is the tallest building in the image (and architecturally beautiful in my opinion), and the title references the number of floors it has.

Continue reading “International Finance Centre, Hong Kong”

Church of San Pietro, Italy

Art photograph of the church of San Pietro, Porto Venere, by Joseph Westrupp.

Title: Church of San Pietro.

Taken at Porto Venere, Italy on the ferry ride from Monterosso al Mare to Porto Venere.

This view of the church of San Pietro (Italian for Saint Peter) was an incredible cap on what was already a picturesque journey. I took another photo from a similar angle, but it’s black and white and cropped square—it’s called Church of San Pietro II.

Continue reading “Church of San Pietro, Italy”

Church of San Pietro, Porto Venere

Black and white art photograph of the church of San Pietro, Porto Venere, by Joseph Westrupp.

Title: Church of San Pietro II.

Taken at Porto Venere, Italy. The castle-like structure seemingly carved out of the natural rock is the church of San Pietro (Italian for Saint Peter)—one of the most incredible buildings I’ve seen.

I’m wary of square compositions because they often fail, but it works here. In fact this is the first image I’ve applied a square composition to.

Continue reading “Church of San Pietro, Porto Venere”

Southend Air Show Planes Trailing Smoke

Southend Air Show stunt planes trailing smoke in clouds, art photo by Joseph Westrupp.

Title: Daredevilry.

Photograph taken at the Southend Air Show in England.

The image title is apropos of the whole day, it was really impressive. The event culminated with a Typhoon Eurofighter flying close to the crowd. When the pilot ignited the afterburners it sounded like reality was being torn in half. Reality seemed to be intact when his performance was complete, though.

Continue reading “Southend Air Show Planes Trailing Smoke”

Occidental Jetty, Canvey Island

Art photograph of Occidental Jetty over the Thames, Canvey Island, England, by Joseph Westrupp.

Title: Oil Bridge.

Taken at Canvey Island, England. The water beneath the bridge is the Thames.

This “bridge” is really a jetty, which was built but never actually used for its intended purpose after the permit was revoked. At about 1550 meters long and £10 million to build, it makes for an expensive exercise in futility, but it’s a great landmark anyway. I heard there were plans to tear it down, but I hope that doesn’t happen.

Continue reading “Occidental Jetty, Canvey Island”

Occidental Jetty, Essex

Sepia art photograph of Occidental Jetty over the Thames, Canvey Island, England, by Joseph Westrupp.

Title: Oil Bridge II. Taken at Canvey Island, England. The water beneath the bridge is the Thames.

This is one of those slightly dangerous, disused places that you would have loved as a kid, but, if you’re like me, you still do because you haven’t really grown up. I’ve done this in full color, too—it’s called Oil Bridge, and there’s another from the same place called Pier-Shaped.

Continue reading “Occidental Jetty, Essex”