|Recent Architectural Visualisation|
|animation / flytrough|
|before and after|
|pro bono visualisations|
'This year's field of submissions was very strong and surprisingly diverse. A large number of them particularly appealed to me, prodding me to think a bit more deeply about what constitutes a Good Drawing.
As a result, and despite my considerable bias towards hand drawn work, I was surprised to make an unlikely yet quite logical Juror's pick: Michael Turski's image of the FIFA Flag Ship Store.
I like this work more for what it doesn't say than for what it does.
The World's Oldest Cliché is that "A picture is worth a thousand words." This image reminds me that you needn't use them all. And this is important to remember.
An architectural illustration has a voice. It is a picture that tells a story. Depending on the intent of the illustrator the story can be a compelling one, also a bad one, a boring one, a wrong one, one that is too ambitious, one that meanders.
Of all the challenges to success (technical proficiency, low budgets, pushy clients) there is one inevitable gaping pitfall that awaits every architectural illustrator who starts any drawing: one's freedom to make graphic choices, quite reasonable ones on their own, that together can so easily add up to a muddled, inarticulate story. An illustrator is an advocate who must self-edit.
Nearly all these submissions speak with a coherent voice. But the FIFA image stands out in that it chooses, intentionally or not, to avoid the impulse to be all-inclusive. Tightly composed, it offers us an architectural aesthetic made up of three key elements: product presentation (the FIFA "look"), the selected materials (high tech and shiny) and patterning (presented as a nearly abstract collage of grids, triangles and perforations). That is all that needs be said.
I could have been shown the entire room replete with milling crowds entering and exiting from an out of doors on a rainy afternoon. But showing me everything may ultimately leave me with a memory of nothing in particular. This drawing's success is in how clearly it talks about only what it wants to. And I get it.
~ Christopher Grubbs, Judge, Visualizing Architectural Design Exhibition on behalf of Australian Association of Architectural Illustrators Inc.
Michael became a vital member of our design team with his stunningly realistic visual work.
Michael's portfolio of artistic successes will speak for themselves but what they may not show was his invaluable skill in visualising a concept which could then be reviewed and developed in almost a 'real life' setting. Michael's speed that accompanies the realism of his lighting and rendering is what sets him apart.
One aspect of Michael's approach to his work that stands out was his 'nothing is too much trouble' attitude to his output and the meeting of deadlines. His quiet dedication to his craft as well as his willingness to work within the wider needs of a commercial organisation in terms of value for money and profitability are invaluable and will be missed. We are more than pleased to recommend him.
~ Paul Sanders, Managing Director, Saunders Global
The architectural illustration industry is a high pressure short deadline business. Michael was unfailingly reliable in his role, always meeting deadlines placed on him to meet our clients' needs. I would highly recommend Michael in any role in the architectural area; any area which suits his expertise. Also I would recommend him for any role which continually presents new challenges as he is very capable of learning new software and solving complex problems very quickly.
~ Darryl Gradwell, Director, PODGROUP
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