Dramatis personae Sebastian Weiss

Sebastian Weiss is a photographer and photo columnist situated in Hamburg, Germany. According to his own words, he is “passionate about concrete aesthetics and the beauty seen in city shapes,” which is why we often see him taking photos of big concrete buildings.

He has been featured on Dezeen, Washington Post, Fubiz, Design Boom, Huffington Post, and many other famous online magazines, which is why we also decided to show you some of his works.

The newest is “Dramatis Personae” in which the main characters are gigantic concrete buildings. Photos taken from the perfect angle portray the theater of life in big cities such as Helsinki, Hamburg, Valencia, Berlin, Lyon, and Milan, among other. Each building has its personality and can be considered a protagonist of the city.

„Dramatis personae” represents public faces that deliberately restrains the identity of the object in order to concentrate on its public performance. With this title I intend to emphasize the unique and individual appearance of buildings, which act like strong personalities in public places. This series contains buildings from Helsinki, Hamburg, Porto, Leipzig, Gouveia, Espinho, Nordborg, Valencia, Milan, Berlin, Metz and Lyon.

For this project, he found inspiration in “The ordinary city,” a book by Stephen Graham which tells architectural stories of big French cities: Paris, Nanterre, and Arcueil.

Take a look at Weiss’ play.

If you would like to see more of Sebastian’s works, follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and see his full portfolio on Behance.


Dramatis Personae

casa de musica porto portugal
Casa de musica, Porto, Portugal
centre pompidou metz france
Centre Pompidou, Metz, France
danfoss universe nordborg denmark
Danfoss Universe, Nordborg, Denmark
DIY Store berlin
DIY Store, Berlin, Germany
Elbphilharmonie hamburg
Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, Germany
Euler Hermes Building hamburg
Euler Hermes Building, Hamburg, Germany
gare de saint exupery lyon france
Gare de Saint Exupery, Lyon, France
helsinki olympic stadium finland
Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Finland
leipzig zoo parking lot
Leipzig Zoo parking lot, Leipzig, Germany
living foz porto portugal
Living Foz, Porto, Portugal
Municipal swimming pool portugal
Municipal swimming pool, Portugal
Palacio de justica de Gouveia portugal
Palacio de justica de Gouveia, Portugal
universidad politecnica de valencia spain
Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain


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