John Hejduk

Photographs from 1986 to 1990.

John Hejduk, the first architect whose work I photographed, greatly influenced my way of looking at architecture.

‘Architecture can be viewed both from a distance and internally (close-up); we can become internally inspired by it. Instead of being outside observer or an outside spectator, we can become part of its very interior organism. We become physical-organic participators; we become enclosed. Architecture is the only kind that happens to be the opportunity of being voyeurs. We can therefore observe the inside of the outside, the outside of the inside, and the inside of the inside. It is made of a series of fragments and inside fragments.’ John Hejduk, 1980