London-based still life advertising photographer Andy Rudak has recently embarked on a more personal project, creating a series of cityscapes made entirely from cardboard. With the help of set-builder Luke Aan de Wiel, Andy recreated surreal views of cities like London, New York, Mumbai, Paris and Tokyo in the studio. His “Cardboard Cities” took nearly a year’s planning, design, build and shoot.
“I knew I wanted the shots to portray a scene of serenity” Andy says, “I had decided I wanted these scenarios to be void of any obvious human presence so I used an animal for each shot as the main focal point. From this I was drawn to the idea of the taxidermy animals. I felt they were crucial to achieving the feeling of serenity I was after.”
A book following the process of construction from start to finish is being published with an exhibition of final images touring agencies and galleries this autumn and winter.