Drew Echberg - 'Buildings By Humans'

Wednesday 25 April - Sunday 20 May 2018

A photographic collection of vernacular, peculiar and exotic architecture.

Buildings By Humans is a series and exhibition that has been a long time coming. More than a decade ago I started occasionally photographing buildings that for some reason caught my eye. Usually they were ugly, a bit weird or had some element of unconventional beauty - often just things that made me chuckle a bit.

Over time, without consciously working on it, I started to develop a collection of images of architectural oddities and strange examples of the built environment.

Buildings, not only in their design but also in how they are decorated, adorned and maintained (or not), tell us something about the culture of a place. They may be representative of that culture or completely arbitrary, but either way they offer some insight into a place - and into the strangeness of humans more generally.

Not intended as a comprehensive study of any one style or place, this collection celebrates equally the ugliness, beauty, colours, shapes, bizarreness and banality of the built environment.”