SHAPEGUARD, a photo series of minimalist snapshots of Miami’s colorful rescue towers captured by Paolo Pettigiani.
Most of you may remember Paolo Pettigiani’s infrared New York City photo series. The talented Italian designer and photographer is back with another exceptional image project named “SHAPEGUARD”. After hurricane Andrew hit Florida in 1992 with unimaginable destructive power, architect William Lane has designed 29 of 31 lifeguard rescue towers, which were placed along the shore from South Point to 87th street. The simple construction method of these rescue towers is complemented by striking color combinations. Each tower is based on a unique design that differentiates one from the others. The towers quickly became icons of the city. Inspired by these colorful subjects, Paolo Pettigiani started to shoot his new series called “SHAPEGUARD”. Instead of shooting full view images of an entire tower, Paolo focused on little details such as certain shapes or colors. The pictures show only certain sections, which seem completely detached from the environment. In this way, the photos of his “SHAPEGUARD” series represent no specific place. Each tower has become a decontextualized building.
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