Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Communist Fall

Beside the obvious play on words, I have been searching for a way to inject colour into the urban landscape of Sofia.  Since my arrival, I have noticed that Bulgaria is a stark contrast of natural beauty and square, grey, suburban communist architecture.  Although the city center is a collection of impressive cultural structures, I sometimes feel trapped by the contoured liquid rock that forms the buildings within which I work and roads on which I travel.  The mountains, parks and countryside provide a convenient escape when the rigid grey walls seem to creep in.

This is image is less a photography, and more a representation of the diverse city of Sofia.  The bottom layer of this image is an HDR photo of Boris Gardens in Sofia while the top layer is a black and white photo of one of the many buildings found here in Sofia.  The two photos were merged using Photoshop.


vilekula said...

Let's go to Buzludja together some day! Svetla

Damon Rickett said...

I'll do it for sure! It looks amazing. Check this out. Can we get in?