Unintended Beauty Explores Intricacies Of Industrial Spaces

Unintended Beauty, one of the best works of the British photographer Alastair Philip Wiper has been released in three different versions recently. The options in orange, as well as blue, are the ones mainly consisting of heavy machinery and beautiful architectural designs while the other one in a black cover has been portrayed with a cluster of sausages hanging on the rack.


These artistry works precisely show the study done on these different subjects and their designs have been produced by the Copenhagen-based studio, Ironflag. The fascinating examples of photography included in this work show the beauty of the real beauties of the warehouses and factories of huge manufacturing brands such as Adidas, Boeing, The European Space Agency and even CERN, the Swiss research laboratory. Wiper simply discerns the symmetrical spaces in the industrial world and finds out some unique patterns illustrating art in them.

As told by Wiper, “We create systems, structures, and machines that allow us to provide for our lives and answer our questions about the universe. Machines tell the story of our needs and desires, our hopes and follies, our visions for the future.”

He believes in the fact that there is a blend of grotesque and beauty in everything. People recall both of these terms individually in several things. He considers the title of his book ‘Unintended Beauty’ to be exasperating in one way or another.

Even the things that look beautiful have some sort of ugliness in them. The book consists of 208 pages and includes 90 full-color images along with a brief introduction that has been written by theoretical physicist Marcelo Gleiser. Wiper has also described his interview with him which was conducted by Ian Chillag of Everything is Alive. The book is printed on Galerie Art Silk paper and has a cover which is exclusively designed by the Italian cotton fabrics manufacturer, Manifattura del Seveso.

This book is available to buy on the official website of Hatje Cantz but all the three editions are having only a limited number of copies. Moreover, two exhibitions are going to be held in 2020- one at RIBA, London on February 26th and the other one at the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in Bordeaux on April 2nd. Creating a book is itself enervating and producing it with three different versions is more of a tough task for anyone.

Besides, the artistry work turns out to make a remarkable impression of Alastair Philip Wiper. For the time being, follow him on Instagram to have a glimpse of his technical observations and catch up with his new projects and books he is planning to publish in the future.