Impressive interiors captured by David Burdeny

i’m sure you’ve been there, having just visited your hundredth museum on holiday somewhere in Europe, the hundreds of years old frescoes all blurring into one as you walk glassy eyed from room to room and take yet another photo without even thinking. i know i have! isn’t it crazy how we take such intricate buildings and interiors completely for granted most of the time? but when you really look at them you realise how insanely breathtaking they are, and how much detail and time (months, years!) must have gone into them. that’s what David Burdeny makes you do when you look at these locations he has photographed in Italy, Russia, Cuba and various parts of Europe.

Burdeny translates his intimate appreciation for the structure, details and metaphorical value of space into sublime observations on how the contemporary world is still pregnant with mystery and potential. Burdeny has explored both opulent and austere interior scenes that use the sensuality of colour to full effect. Whether focused on ordinary spaces or iconic settings, Burdeny’s photographs occupy an artistic middle ground between the physical and the atmospheric, the concrete and the spiritual, the actual and the idealized. They represent not strictly what he found but his personal experience of these enigmatic and luminous locations.

his entire portfolio is impressive – particularly his new Italy photographs – but it’s the interiors that struck me the most. no wonder, because Burdeny has a masters in architecture and interior design. also i never realised that Russian subway stations have such an impressive number of chandeliers…

Reggia di Venaria Reale II, Torino, Italy, 2016
Reggia di Venaria Reale II, Torino, Italy, 2016
Mirror Room, Mantova, Italy, 2016
Mirror Room, Mantova, Italy, 2016
Castello, Racconigi, Italy, 2016
Castello, Racconigi, Italy, 2016
Map Room, Caprarola, Italy, 2016
Map Room, Caprarola, Italy, 2016
Hunting Lodge, Piemonte, Italy, 2016
Hunting Lodge, Piemonte, Italy, 2016
Abandoned Villa, Tuscany, Italy, 2012
Abandoned Villa, Tuscany, Italy, 2012
Castello, Tuscany, Italy, 2012
Castello, Tuscany, Italy, 2012
Blue Drawing Room. Catherine Palace. Pushkin, Russia, 2014 .jpg
Blue Drawing Room. Catherine Palace. Pushkin, Russia, 2014 .jpg
Pastel Room, Racconigi, Italy, 2016
Pastel Room, Racconigi, Italy, 2016
Reading Room, Napoli, Italy 2016
Reading Room, Napoli, Italy 2016
Princess' Apartment, Rome, Italy, 2016
Princess’ Apartment, Rome, Italy, 2016
Royal Palace of Caserta Theatre, Naples, Italy, 2016
Royal Palace of Caserta Theatre, Naples, Italy, 2016
Kiyevsskaya Station, Moscow, Russia, 2015
Kiyevsskaya Station, Moscow, Russia, 2015
Arbatskaya Metro Station, Moscow, Russia, 2015
Arbatskaya Metro Station, Moscow, Russia, 2015
Mayakovskaya Station, Moscow, Russia, 2014
Mayakovskaya Station, Moscow, Russia, 2014
Prospekt Mira Station, Moscow, Russia, 2015
Prospekt Mira Station, Moscow, Russia, 2015
Taganskaya Metro Station, Moscow, Russia, 2015
Taganskaya Metro Station, Moscow, Russia, 2015
Novoslobodskaya Metro Station, Moscow, Russia, 2015
Novoslobodskaya Metro Station, Moscow, Russia, 2015
Komsomolskaya Metro Station, Moscow, Russia, 2015
Komsomolskaya Metro Station, Moscow, Russia, 2015
Avtovo Metro Station, St Petersburg, Russia, 2014
Avtovo Metro Station, St Petersburg, Russia, 2014
Belorusskaya Station, Moscow, Russia, 2015
Belorusskaya Station, Moscow, Russia, 2015
Jordan Stairs II, State Hemitage, St Petersburg, Russia, 2014
Jordan Stairs II, State Hemitage, St Petersburg, Russia, 2014
Yusopf Theatre (Czar Box), St Petersburg, Russia, 2015
Yusopf Theatre (Czar Box), St Petersburg, Russia, 2015
Mikhailovsky Theatre Curtain, St Petersburg, Russia, 2014
Mikhailovsky Theatre Curtain, St Petersburg, Russia, 2014
Pink Room, Havana, Cuba, 2014
Pink Room, Havana, Cuba, 2014
Ballet School, Havana, Cuba, 2014
Ballet School, Havana, Cuba, 2014
Ballet School (Stairs), Havana, Cuba, 2014
Ballet School (Stairs), Havana, Cuba, 2014
Art Deco Lobby, Havana, Cuba, 2014
Art Deco Lobby, Havana, Cuba, 2014
Record Room, Havana, Cuba, 2014
Record Room, Havana, Cuba, 2014
Red Chairs, Havana, Cuba, 2014
Red Chairs, Havana, Cuba, 2014
Ochre Room, Havana, Cuba, 2014
Ochre Room, Havana, Cuba, 2014

15 Comments

  1. Breathtaking – what spectacular spaces, and the absence of people makes you take that much of a closer look. The Moscow metro stations!!!

  2. These Photographs Are, Not Only ‘Amazing’ But, ‘Stunningly’ Breathtaking Too …
    The Photography Is ‘Superb’ …
    The Moscow Metro Station … WOW !!
    The Architecture Is, So ‘Intricate’ And Is ‘Shown’ in Its ‘Truest Form’ …
    Absolutely, Breathtakingly Beautiful …
    Thank You, For ‘Sharing’ Your Work With Me …
    These Are ‘All’ Definately Places, I’d Love To See …
    Preferably, When They Are ‘Empty’ As Then, You Will Get A Chance To ‘Notice’, Every Single Architectural, Divine Delicacy …
    Trish O’Sullivan

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