For hundreds of years, churches and cathedrals have served as the physical representation of an intangible, yet sustainable source that has guided the lives of millions. As early as the first century, man attempted to capture in material, through these grand works of art, that which only nature could convey: the awe-inspiring power and beauty of creation.  
 
Through Ekphrasis, Luis Fernando encapsulates the spiritual omnipotence of these sacred spaces in one magnificent picture. The structure’s overwhelming majesty, typically lost in a single frame, is recreated here through the mind of an engineer and the eye of an artist, resulting in a photograph---one produced from several hundred images---as emotive as the building itself. 
 
From Plato to Courbet, philosophers and artists have attempted to use words and new forms of art to recapture, exalt, and even surpass the original through the process of ekphrasis. Ekphrasis utilizes the contemporary medium of photography to re-write the three-dimensional spectacle.
Hagia Sophia
Istambul, Turkey
Limited Edition: 8 prints + 2 Artist Proofs
125 x 125 cms (49.2 x 49.2 inches)
C-Print mounted on Plexiglass
Sant Pau del Camp
Barcelona, Spain
Limited Edition: 8 prints + 2 Artist Proofs
125 x 125 cms (49.2 x 49.2 inches)
C-Print mounted on Plexiglass
Església Catedral-Basílica Metropolitana de la Asunción de Nuestra Señora de Valencia
Valencia, Spain
Limited Edition: 8 prints + 2 Artist Proofs
125 x 158 cms (49.2 x 62.2 inches)
C-Print mounted on Plexiglass
Pulchra Leonina
Leon, Spain
Limited Edition: 8 prints + 2 Artist Proofs
125 x 158 cms (49.2 x 62.2 inches)
C-Print mounted on Plexiglass
Pulchra Leonina 2
Leon, Spain
Limited Edition: 8 prints + 2 Artist Proofs
125 x 158 cms (49.2 x 62.2 inches)
C-Print mounted on Plexiglass
Santa Maria del Mar
Barcelona, Spain
Limited Edition: 8 prints + 2 Artist Proofs
125 x 270 cms (49.2 x 106.2 inches)
C-Print mounted on Plexiglass
Basílica de Guadalupe
Mexico City, Mexico
Limited Edition: 8 prints + 2 Artist Proofs
125 x 198 cms (49.2 x 77.9 inches)
C-Print mounted on Plexiglass
Real Monasterio de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe 1
Guadalupe, Spain
Limited Edition: 8 prints + 2 Artist Proofs
125 x 125 cms (49.2 x 49.2 inches)
C-Print mounted on Plexiglass
Real Monasterio de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe 2
Guadalupe, Spain
Limited Edition: 8 prints + 2 Artist Proofs
125 x 125 cms (49.2 x 49.2 inches)
C-Print mounted on Plexiglass
Real Monasterio de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe 3
Guadalupe, Spain
Limited Edition: 8 prints + 2 Artist Proofs
125 x 125 cms (49.2 x 49.2 inches)
C-Print mounted on Plexiglass
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzmán
Oaxaca, Mexico
Limited Edition: 8 prints + 2 Artist Proofs
125 x 300 cms (49.2 x 118.1 inches)
C-Print mounted on Plexiglass
Catedral Basílica de Zacatecas
Zacatecas, Mexico
Limited Edition: 8 prints + 2 Artist Proofs
125 x 212 cms (49.2 x 83.4 inches)
C-Print mounted on Plexiglass
Ekphrasis
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Ekphrasis

Ekphrasis noun \ˈek-frə-səs\ from the Greek; the graphic, often dramatic description of a visual work of art.
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