Brésil, L’Aube (2015-2018)

This series explores the architecture and urbanism of different Brazilian cities. In this country so starkly characterized by contrast and inequality, public space is designated in ways that are not common elsewhere. There, the notions of security, privacy, and sharing guide the formation and use of urban spaces as well as nature, which has had a profound impact on the design of Brazilian cities such as Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo or Brasilia.

My work proposes an intriguing sidestep from traditional architectural photography. In capturing images, I am just as intrigued by the empty spaces as I am by the many ways in which they were appropriated. The sensuality of the curves of Brazilian architecture and the richness of its natural landscapes confront a certain feeling of fear and loneliness. A feeling of being at the dawn of a new future.

Selected Publications


2019    Horenbeek Captures Architecture Of The People, Ignant.
2019    Architettura e Fotografia, Elle Decor Italia.
2019    Brésil, l’aube, WeAndTheColor.
2019    Arquitectura de las Personas, Mundo Flaneur.
2019    Brésil, l’aube, AWorkstation.