Anna Devīs & Daniel Rueda: Happytecture
Ruby Boddington (foreword)
Counter-Print Books, 2023
Anna Devís and Daniel Rueda are two imaginative young Spanish photographers, both born in 1990. For them, every unique story needs a unique location to be told in. Luckily for them, there are plenty of beautiful places on our planet waiting to be discovered. Set in all sorts of real-life environments, their images do not only celebrate constructions all over the world but also the cities they were built in.
In ‘Happytecture’, Anna and Daniel challenge us to look at the immediate world around us in a way we’ve never seen it before, unfolding the hidden beauty of street elements such as doors, windows and other urban vernacular to which we might tend not to give a second look.
The result is a visual love letter to architecture and urban design that is both personal and relatable.