As a photographer, Ken Konchel is drawn to the expressive power of buildings. He’s interested in provocatively capturing architecture in an abstract, graphic way, with an intention to make compelling photographs that remove the context and distill architecture to nothing but relationships of shape, line, form, pattern, detail, tone, and/or texture.
In this lecture Ken will share highlights of his architectural photography and discuss his process of creating unique, abstract compositions that do not immediately reveal themselves as architecture.
Ken Konchel’s interest in architecture began at a young age taking photographs of buildings when most other kids his age were snapping photos of friends and family pets. He received a degree in Political Science from Central Michigan University before moving to St. Louis in 1988. There he employed his skills working for the St. Louis County government before leaving to work at Art St. Louis. In 2006 he became the associate director for St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts, a job that draws on both his experience in art and economics. Ken works regularly, discovering new and interesting buildings to shoot. “I’ve photographed architecture in 16 different cities, including Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver, Kansas City, Minneapolis and Milwaukee, but St. Louis remains my favorite place to work,”
Image: Beam, © Ken Konchel
Ken Konchel portrait by Hillary Levin, courtesy of the St. Louis Post Dispatch
IPHF’s Virtual Lecture Series will be hosted on the Zoom Video Communications platform. Links to meetings will be provided after registration. Technical assistance will be available at IPHF by phone and email.
Admission:$5 members/$10 Non Members
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