Size: A3+ (13"x19") shipped ready to hang in your choice of a classic glass frame or a hanging magnetic frame. If you have the right size frame of your own, worry not, you can order the print itself at a $15 discount.
The photo: Entering Sagrada Família in Barcelona, Spain is an indescribable feeling. The cathedral feels so open and is filled with natural light; with virtually no straight lines found in its architecture, it is as if one is walking into an enchanted forest. One feels welcomed here, as they should, but for those who do not visit the church often there remains a bit of uneasy and daunting feelings. The angle of this capture produces a similar feeling of uneasiness. The spiral of the staircase draws the viewer into the photo, leading to the glorious and holy stained-glass pieces, as though one is about to make a confession before the God himself. The emulsion-like texture of Hahnemühle’s FineArt Baryta Paper is a perfect fit to the textures of stone and marble in this photo, while the saturation of ink and colour on this paper amplifies the dramatic effect of beauty and intrigue.
Behind the scenes: Antoni Gaudí (1852 – 1926) was the Spanish Catalan architect and the mind behind several of Barcelona’s finest buildings, including Sagrada Família. While in Barcelona, seeing Gaudí’s work in person, I could not believe my own two eyes; the man was a genius. Interestingly however, at his time, Gaudí’s work was not recognized or appreciated by many. It took me by surprise to learn that the man responsible for such intricate architectures died as a result of being hit by a Tram in the middle of the day, and not receiving the immediate care as people on the street assumed he was a homeless beggar.