• Pin Up: Portraits of a Landscape on the Johannesburg's Circa Gallery

Edwin Seda is a photographer based in Johannesburg, South Africa whose work obsesses about light in photography and the dynamism of the world with changing light and adaptable spaces. His work captures framed images as a vulnerable and dramatically resilient concepts, persuaded by light and the lens as a third dimension.

This set is new images by Edwin Seda, explores how portraits, (and here portraits being people and the building itself as a portrait canvas on the urban landscape) interacts and engages with light through offering itself as both opaque and transparent artefacts in architectural photography.

Pin Up: Portraits of a Landscape on the Johannesburg's Circa Gallery Edwin Seda

Architecture lends itself to a multifaceted creative process and photography should therefore simply come in to simplify this process, by breaking down the elements. The set therefore uses light as the sole driver for how these images and the building is explored.

Pin Up: Portraits of a Landscape on the Johannesburg's Circa Gallery Edwin Seda

Here light purely takes centre stage, and as it casts big shadows that make us aware of time and season it does the same to casts small shadows that tells us how tangible architecture is as an opaque addition, and how we can touch these with our hands.

Pin Up: Portraits of a Landscape on the Johannesburg's Circa Gallery Edwin Seda

But even within all these, we exist in these spaces that ultimately do not exist without light, and light then cannot be expressed without these opaque and transparent spaces.

Pin Up: Portraits of a Landscape on the Johannesburg's Circa Gallery Edwin Seda

The images try to bring this out as a state of being. And even as we are limited to photography and in how it portrays the complexities and experiences of space, we can freeze these moments in time and my images of the circa especially try to convey experience of place all through light.

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