Contemporary artist Dionisio González created these ‘disaster-proof’ dwellings through the magic of photo manipulation. The series, entitled ‘Dauphin Island’, was inspired by the ability of Dauphin Island residents to bounce back after repeated devastation by hurricanes, Dionisio designed these realistic-looking mini fortresses that could allegedly withstand all kinds of natural disasters. These buildings, he said, ‘give shape to new habitable structures in the vacuums in the perception of spaces that had previously been devastated‘. Another similar series called ‘Inter-Actions’ feature stark black and white images of buildings literally rooted to the earth. Dionisio’s passion for architecture is evident in all of his works.
I love my dogs, reading books, and taking great pictures with my battered but still functional digital camera. Taking great pictures with a high end camera is almost too easy, producing fantastic images with an outdated one is an accomplishment by itself.