Albrecht von Alvensleben
*1984 in Swakopmund, Namibia
Albrecht von Alvensleben’s works are moving at the intersection between design, photography and architecture. As a student of Zaha Hadid and Greg Lynn, he could develop his interest for architecture at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. From 2009 to 2010 Albrecht von Alvensleben studied at New York City’s Cooper Union School of Architecture with a full tuition scholarship. The imprint for applied arts, which was mediated at university, can be found throughout the works of Alvensleben – the focus on design, interior fitting and architecture give prove of that. At the Moment Albrecht von Alvensleben works and lives in New York.
The Strandstreet in Swakopmund is Albrecht's place of birth in Namibia. This series shows the whole street with just photographing the in betweens spaces. The expected motive, the houses, are only shown by the same horizon and the side walls of the houses. The harsh shadows and the full colors activate the imagination.