Exterior photography with a true photographers eye is rare. Whether this involves capturing the essence of buildings or larger, wider cityscapes, it takes a deeper understanding of the art and science of the profession of photography to bring to life, the brick and mortar of everyday life. This is where Marian Kraus, born in Czechoslovakia and based in Illinois, practitioner of exterior photography par excellence for more than 20 years, comes in. Through his photography business, Marian Kraus Photography, he combines his professional background and personal outlook to endow his work with that rare combination of elegance and perfection that makes good exterior photography great.
Indeed, Marian Kraus Photography can make your run-of-the-mill Barnes and Noble outlet stand out in ways that you cant possibly define. Of, for that matter, your downtown Crate and Barrel. Based on the belief that exterior photography is more than just images on paper, every item of exterior photography in the Marian Kraus photography portfolio leaps out of the page and expresses a thought, an idea, a sensation.
Originally coming from a corporate background where his photography career was mainly concerned with the architectural, advertising, and photography businesses, Marian Kraus has proved time and again that art and business arent mutually incompatible.
His fine art exterior photography has been exhibited nationally and internationally and can be found in a number of private, corporate, and institutional art collections.
An example of Marian Kraus expertise in exterior photography , as well as his talent and passion for its perfect execution, can be found in his depiction of the Clare at Water Tower, a first-of-its-kind high-rise senior living community in Chicago. As one of the tallest residential buildings in the world, it benefitted immensely from Marian Kraus ability to aesthetically reveal the artistry and skill that were brought to the project by the various architects and contractors who were involved in its inception and construction.
However, as he has often demonstrated, Marian Kraus repertoire for exterior photography goes beyond human constructions. In a collection of nature photographs, Kraus has captured the every changing moods of nature, thereby adding several new dimensions to exterior photography. The book containing these stirring images, Inspirationals, also contains stirring and enigmatic words from the pen of Marian Kraus.
Other examples of Marian Kraus ability to capture vitality and spirit in seemingly dry scenes of everyday life can be found in his photographs of construction sites and corporate events. Also of note is a photograph of the Chicago double decker tourist bus set against the background of Chicagos skyline.
It is through images like these that Marian Kraus breathes that little something special in exterior photography. It is also through images likes these that Marian Kraus makes exterior photography breathe.
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