Elliott Erwitt, an American photographer said, “Color is descriptive. Black and white is interpretive.” Sure, we love colored pictures. But black and white pictures bring out the soul of the subject and make us want to keep gazing at it. It’s surprising how various tones of grey are powerful enough to steal our attention. The black and white works of Majed Veysel stand as proof for this.
Who is Majed Veysel?
Majed Veysel is a passionate photographer and is well known for his critically acclaimed architecture photographs. Interestingly, he is an architect and a designer by profession and has received the First Consul Made in Italy Brand Ambassador Certification for his project “Versace Headquarters in Rome Italy”.
Born in 1995, Majed Veysel graduated high school in 2012 from American School in Aleppo, Syria. He went on to pursue his undergraduate degree in architecture from Bahcesehir Universitesi in Istanbul, Turkey. He is now doing his masters in architecture from Politecnico Di Torino in Italy.
As An Architect
He has interned with renowned architecture firms like S.B.Arch. Bargone Associati and Acimert Mimarlik – AAC. While interning at S.B. Arch. Bargone, he has participated in the International Competition For National Museum Complex In South Korea. His work experience includes being a site construction architect for Skyland Istanbul, the highest skyscraper in Turkey in 2017.
His publication Rome Into Your Bloodstream was published by the International Academy Of Rome in 2016. In 2017, Adobe published his work Optical Illusion – A Play On Light And Shadow.
His architectural design projects have been selected to be published in Bahcesehir Universitesi’s Faculty of Architecture’s Catalog Books. His photography has garnered him over a hundred thousand followers on Instagram. This did not happen overnight. He has managed to build a steady fan base by uploading quality art since 2013. His popularity saw a steep rise in 2017.
Black And White Photography
Since childhood, Majed loved drawing and clicking pictures. One turned him into an architect and the other turned him into a passionate photographer.
His Insta feed features mostly black and white pictures just like his website’s homepage. Occasionally, he posts the colored version of the black and white picture too and he believes they both tell two different stories.
His subjects are modern buildings from different places including, but not limited to, Milano, Bardonecchia, Venice, and Grenoble.
He expresses his thoughts through every picture he clicks and believes that black and white photography can clearly express the essence of a scene. It is quite visible to us in his works.
Some of his pictures have a satisfying symmetry and the others showcase the beauty of sculptures. His subject can be a skyscraper or Renaissance sculptures like David in Florence. Whatever he clicks, he makes sure to be the best in it.
He also likes to collaborate with artists and anyone keen on working with him can drop him a message online.
He cites Pablo Picasso as his inspiration and we are sure he will be an inspiration for the upcoming modern era architecture photographers.
It’s not everyone’s cup of tea to bring the magic of lenses to action. But Majed Veysel has done it so well by setting a legacy for the next generations.
What started as a hobby for Majed Veysel made him an idol to thousands. Despite attaining such fame, his consistency in posting new works for his audience leaves everyone in wonder.