Doha, the capital of Qatar, has seen fast growth in its infrastructures over the last few years, like any other city in the Gulf. With this growth comes ambitious designs conceptualized by designers and their respective clients while keeping a note of modernity and uniqueness.
With this series, I wish to impart to the viewers of my images that there's more to the Middle East beyond the city of Dubai. And the hard work that went into the conceptualization of each architectural marvel and to the actual execution that went into building each one of them from the ground up. This series presents some of the more prominent landmarks found in and out of the city of Doha that will captivate any tourist and architecture lovers alike.
With this in mind, I chose fine art, black and white so I can remove the distraction that colors may bring to the eyes of my viewers. Black and white also amplifies the beauty and extravagance of each architectural marvel that is assured to stand the test of time.
Each image is entitled, "The Mosque", "The Amphitheater", The Bird House", "The Museum", "The Skyline", "The Cultural Center", "The Courtyard", and, "The Faculty".
AUTHOR: Kris Anthony Romblon PHILIPPINES
Anthony is a Qatar based photographer who specializes in Architecture, Exterior, Fine Art as well as Black and White photography. He was originally from the tropical island of the Philippines who decided to then venture outside of his comfort zone in order to work at the Gulf city of Doha, Qatar. What started as a hobby during his off days from work during the early months of 2015 is now his means of expressing into digital art the beauty that he sees through the lens of his camera.
Anthony is known for immortalizing the uniqueness of the modern architecture of his host country, either in stunning color or in ethereal monochrome. Each photograph is made with great attention to detail while maintaining his signature style of putting different moments of time into a single photo.
He is the recipient of Second Prize for the FotoArabia Picathon photo contest sponsored by Sony Middle East and Qatar's FotoArabia. Anthony was also given the Honorable Mention Award from the recently concluded International Photography Awards 2016 for his Black and White Architecture series, the L'Ufficio - Arabesque.