July 22IN: News2014 INDUSTRIAL DESIGN FINALIST / CALVIN COPELING Calvin Copeling is a young photographer residing in Johannesburg with a passion for inner-city adventure. Read more about his work, and how he caught the attention of the PPC Imaginarium judges. ShareThrough his submission, photographer Calvin Copeling documented the overlooked and undervalued architecture of inner-city Johannesburg. The PPC Imaginarium finalist set himself the task of looking past the decay to find something beautiful. Rather than focusing on glamorous, gentrified, sterile parts of the city, he looked to the forgotten buildings and streets.Challenging the ViewerCalvin challenges the viewer to look past the dirt and grime to beauty at the heart of a thriving city. Calvin focuses on the inner city’s use of concrete, how it ages over time, becoming a backdrop to the city’s history and transformation.His ProcessPhotography is only one part of Calvin’s project. Using formwork, Calvin cast concrete slabs, onto which the photographs were litho printed.His final collection is a celebration of concrete, the city and how the two live and work together.Follow Calvin’s inner-city adventures, through his Instagram account, where he regularly posts pictures of Johannesburg’s buildings and structures.Feeling Inspired?Like Calvin, do you have an eye for finding beauty in unusual places? Enter the PPC Imaginarium today and share your ideas with us.Related ArticlesMarch 21IN: NewsEMERGING TALENT POPS UP AT THE AVA GALLERY March 13IN: NewsTalent From Emerging Creatives Showcases At Pop-Up Exhibition At Nelson Mandela University Bird Street Gallery, Port ElizabethMarch 06IN: NewsMeet the Judges - Pieter Mathews, 2019February 18IN: NewsMeet the judges – Adelheid von Maltitz, 2019February 15IN: NewsMeet Judge & Curator Stephen HobbsFebruary 15IN: NewsDon’t forget the deadline!