JULIAN FAULHABER

Julian Faulhaber's bold, bright images of newly built interiors and exteriors, suspended in the period of time after construction has been completed but before the spaces have been used, straddle the line between abstraction and documentation with their surreal sheen, haunting sterility, and perplexing toy-like quality. Everything appears newly minted - like an architect's computer rendering. He finds his subjects in architecture magazines or by scouting new construction sites, then contacts the architect to gain access. He photographs the uninhabited spaces before they are opened to the public. Faulhaber achieves his unique effects through long exposures lasting ten to twenty seconds, aided by a clever use of artificial light, rather than from post-production alterations. He only takes about eight photos a year that satisfy him.