Docubyte - Photographer, Retoucher and Art Director
Photographer, retoucher, art director and ultimate nerd, Docubyte is James Ball; a design and tech obsessive working under the pseudonym. Works fuse colour, subtle restorative manipulation and vintage and modern tech.
Brutal buildings: the architecture of Eastern Europe
Ugly or visionary? An architectural period to forget, or a legacy worth preserving? Few building styles have made an impact on a region, or caused as much controversy, as brutalist architecture in the former Communist Bloc. This was, after all, the architecture synonymous with the obliteration of Bratislava’s Jewish quarter, and the closing down of Budapest’s historic artists' cafes. Eastern Europe’s photogenic baroque and neoclassical grandeur was overshadowed in a mere 45 years by a regime…