Markus Brunetti’s Facades

Cathédrale Notre-Dame

Artist and photographer Markus Brunetti creates stunning photographs of European cathedrals from countless source images that he takes and painstakingly composites into photographic equivalents of elevation drawings. The results are intricately unreal; perspective is dramatically flattened, light is almost impossibly even, and all signs of human activity are removed—in effect, Brunetti reconstructs the original architectural ideal that motivated each structure. Brunetti discusses his technique in this video:

The output is enormous, as tall as ten feet each, as I understand it. An exhibition of them is on display through this week at Yossi Milo Gallery in New York City.

Markus Brunetti’s “Facades” at Yossi Milo Gallery

More of his work at Also see this article at Many thanks to reader Adrian Ulrich for bringing this to my attention.

Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio
Markus Brunetti
Duomo Santa Maria delle Colonne