100 Most Inspiring
The most comprehensive list of the 100 Most Inspiring Architecture Photographers is back with VOLUME 2
In 2021 we published the ‘100 Most Inspiring Architecture Photographers’ and it has been a huge success featuring some incredibly talented photographers around the world.
A year later, and after lots of contributions and positive feedback, we decided to publish the Volume 2 of the ‘100 Most Inspiring Architecture Photographers’.
We felt that there were a LOT of amazing photographers that were left out of that list. Not because they are not inspiring or talented, but because we were limited to 100 names (actually 103)!
Once again, the LOOP Design Awards team worked very hard and continued the extensive research about the most inspiring architectural photographers.
We asked hundreds of architects, designers, editors, and of course, a lot of architecture photographers with a simple question: “Who are your favorite and most inspiring architectural photographers?”.
Architectural photography is one of the most important means of communication for architects and designers. It brings spaces and buildings to life and illustrate their use by integrating them in a spatial framework. It is the ultimate tool for its perception and marketing.
LOOP Design Awards is proud to share this new selection of the ‘100 Most Inspiring Architectural Photographers’.
We will keep the hard work and raise the bar for the third volume of ‘100 Most Inspiring Architectural Photographers’ – don’t hesitate to send us your suggestions to [email protected]
James Florio USA
James Florio is a Montana-based photographer focused on the built environment and the life surrounding it. He works slowly whenever possible, visiting a place repeatedly to gain a greater understanding of it and to deliver a thoughtful and profound interpretation. He is currently working on several long-term projects documenting the unique changes of nature, climate, and time on architecture and landscapes. Using the camera as a means to investigate, understand, and document, working both with digital and film, he prefers to work with medium or large format film for its depth and deliberation.
You can see more of his work in various publications and books, including the recently released Mas Context book; Radical Logic, On the Work of Ensamble Studio, Gio Ponti in the American West , Divisare Books, National Geographic Traveler, Domus, Aribitare, Architect Magazine, Architectural Record, Modern in Denver, and others.
He was recently awarded the 2022 Julius Shulman Institute Excellence in Photography Award.
Photo: Alila Yangshuo Hotel in China designed by Vector Architects
Zooey Braun Germany
Zooey Braun studied photographic design with the architectural photographers Dieter Leistner and Jörg Hempel in Dortmund and completed his degree with Cindy Gates. His style is characterised by the peacefulness, serenity and technical precision with which he depicts extraordinary architecture. The Goethe Institute counts Zooey Braun, who now runs a studio in Stuttgart, as among the top 10 German architectural photographers.
Photo: Villa Fleisch in Austria - Designed by ARSP Architekten
Juan Rodriguez Spain
He was born in A Coruña, Spain, in 1960. At the age of sixteen he decided to take up photography as a career and he soon combined it with studies of architecture.
Since 1984 photography became his only devotion. He specialized in photography of architecture and he also works in many professional tasks in the fields of fashion, advertising and basically photography of architecture.
He carried out an intensive research and his work has been shown in different exhibitions in Europe, North and South America as well as his images appear regularly in many prestigious magazines.
House in Fontinha, Portugal - designed by Aires Mateus
John Gollings Australia
Born 1944, Melbourne Australia.
John Gollings is a photographer specializing in the built environment including
the documentation of both ancient and modern cities around the world.
He made his first photographs and received darkroom tuition at age eleven. Later studied Arts/Architecture at Melbourne University and RMIT.
By 1967 Gollings had begun work as a freelance advertising photographer specialising in fashion. This work gradually broadened into large scale location work and travel accounts.
As his contemporaries in architecture developed their practices, so the amount of architectural photography increased. While still shooting for leading graphic designers and advertising agencies, he is considered one of the most interesting of Australia's architectural documenters. Characterised by strong formal composition but with a didactic, and wider, contextual viewpoint. Gollings brings the technical resources and craft skills of a very experienced photographer to a discipline which often lacks either a point of view or the ability to express it.
In 1976 he received private tuition from Ansel Adams in his darkroom at Carmel, California. He has taught the use of large format cameras, and lectured on architecture and advertising photography at Prahran College, Melbourne and Sydney universities and Philip Institute amongst others. Recently more time has been spent on longer term projects with academic or cultural significance for books, exhibitions and fine prints.
Yarram and District Health Services, Integrated Healthcare Centre in Yarram, Australia - Designed by McBride Charles Ryan
Gerd Schaller Germany
Gerd Schaller works as an architecture photographer and communication consultant with his agency team, seated in Augsburg/Germany, nationally and internationally. Through his more than 20 years of collaboration with architects, engineers, designers, manufacturers, real estate companies and publishers, he is very acquainted with the perspectives and requirements of all sides. His work is also on a high quality level in the whole process of digital image treatment and its final presentation. In addition to architectural photography, he offers a comprehensive communication concept (protected by trademark) for the development and marketing of buildings.
Grischun Mountain Residence St. Moritz in Switzerland - Designed by Otterbeck Matthias
Alejandro Goméz Vives
Alejandro Goméz Vives Spain
“I was born in Vilafamés in 1983 (Castellón). When I was 9 years old, I had my first camera and since then my gaze has changed. And now I apply it to my two passions: architecture and photography, trying to extract the best from each discipline.”
Alejandro Gómez Vives is both architect and architecture photographer. In 2012 he opened his professional office in Valencia, publishing his reports in various magazines such as Diseño Interior, Proyecto Contract or Conarquitectura. His photographs can also be found in international digital media such as Archdaily, Divisare, Metalocus, Domus, Afasia, Hic Arquitectura and Veredes. He is co-author of the book Le Village Vertical: La Maison Radieuse de le Corbusier à Rezé, and author of the photographs in the book Mestres of the Arquia Foundation. In recent years he has won various photography awards, highlighting the first prize of the Imaginaria Festival-CTAC (Castellón, 2018). For two consecutive years, he won the second prize in the Mirar la arquitectura contest organized by COAVNA (Pamplona, 2019 and 2020). It has also been a finalist in the Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism. His photographic work has been part of various national and international exhibitions, highlighting the photographs exhibited in the testimonial apartment of Le Corbusier’s unité d'habitatión in Rezé.
Farinera de Can Suau in Mallorca, Spain - Designed by Montis Sastre Arquitectura
Marcela Grassi Spain
Marcela Grassi is an architectural and interiors photographer, with a background as an architect. Her multicultural approach enriches her photographs from a point of view always unconventional and attentive to detail. Awarded in 2021 with a Silver Lux in Architectural and Interiors Photography, she has collaborated since 2007 with important studios (EMBT Miralles Tagliabue, BAAS Architecture, Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Piero Lissoni, Carlos Ferrater )and brands of national and international fame (BD Barcelona, Gandía Blasco, Expormim, USM), her work has been published in prestigious architecture magazines (Casabella, Interior Design, Arquitectura Viva, Elle Decor Italy)
Bündner Kunstmuseum of Fine Arts in Chur, Switzerland - Designed by Barozzi Veiga
Marc Goodwin United Kingdom
Marc Goodwin is an architectural photographer, writer and teacher. He was born in London and currently divides his time between Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. His work has been published in seven architecture books, with one more on the way, and countless times in the architectural press. His doctoral thesis - Architecture’s Discursive Space, Photography - investigates the components of conventional architectural photography and opposes them to a system of atmospheres. Since completion of his doctorate he has been travelling the globe non-stop taking commissions and producing the Architecture Studios Atlas.
The Fuzhou Strait Culture and Art Centre in China - Designed by PES-Architects
Asif Salman Bangladesh
Asif Salman is an Architect and Architectural Photographer.
He got his bachelor of Architecture degree from Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology. During his graduation days, he also started working as the assistant editor of Dot (art & architecture Bangladesh) magazine. Currently he is serving as a visiting faculty at Department Of Architecture Bangladesh University.
After his graduation, he started his career under eminent architect Mustapha Khalid Palash's firm Vistaara and also continued the editorial assistance for Dot. Salman had always a deep interest in photography and from the very beginning of his student life, he participated in several photography competitions and exhibitions at national and international levels. Although he had no specific target or plan to continue it as a profession. But working in an architectural magazine for a long period of time, he gradually got interested and understood the importance and influence of architectural photography. Realizing his passion for architectural photography soon he took the decision and left his fulltime job to embrace architectural photography fully.
Although his professional career is only two years he has documented over 100 architectural projects and worked with some of the most prominent architects in the south Asian architecture field. In Bangladesh, he is constantly working with eminent architects like Kashef mahboob Chowdhury, Marina Tabassum, Mustapha Khalid Palash, and also firms like Studio Dhaka are the notable names. He also traveled to India to document projects of Pritzker winning architect B.V Doshi, Ar. Bijoy Jain. Asif Salman participated in the Sharjah architecture Triennale 2019 under Ar. Marina Tabassum.
Besides architectural photography, he also has an immense interest in animation and film making. He has worked in several short film projects for several clients. Latest production Reimagined সংসদ ভবন
Friendship Hospital Satkhira in Bangladesh – Designed by Kashef Chowdhury/URBANA
Arturo and Lauren Engel are photographers and cinematographers focusing their shared expertise on architecture, interior design, and hospitality. Together, they have more than 25 years of experience capturing various brand’s visual language and elevating their stories with compelling imagery.
Engels are international professionals that are split between Los Angeles, New York, Hong Kong, and Spain. Arturo, having grown up in Mallorca, and Lauren in Hong Kong, both share a global nature and a distinctive understanding of how to holistically capture a location’s influences and surrounding context.
To shed light on better understanding photographers’ inspirations and process, they manage and produce Shiftercom, where they feature and interview leading architectural and interior design photographers. Engel also conducts interviews with design experts in architecture, interior design, hospitality, and the marketing associates that complements those professions on their blog.
Villa Angulli in Mallorca, Spain – Designed by Archirevolution
Johnny Umans Belgium
Freelance architectural photographer since 2011, exterior / interior. Johnny Umans is trained as an engineer-architect, Ugent 2001-2006 and worked for Erik Van Belleghem architect, B-architecten and Stéphane Beel Architects, 2006-2016. Winner archifocus 2013 ‘grindbakken’.
Colonnade in Bruges, Belgium – Designed by Gijs Van Vaerenbergh
Raphaël Thibodeau Canada
“I had a father who didn't stress too much about leaving his silver Minolta in the hands of his children. It was quite a chance. Just like the opportunity I had to study cinema and then architecture in turn, I am well aware of this.
Through still and moving images, I now seek to document and communicate architecture as well as the people who inhabit and animate it.
From the work presented on this site, I hope that there emerges an assumed subjectivity of photography that involves and activates the curiosity of the observer, like the one that animates me each time the shutter is released.”
Since obtaining a master's degree in architecture in 2014, Raphaël Thibodeau has accumulated experience in a private firm as well as photographic collaborations.
Résidence Maribou in Québec, Canada – Designed by Alain Carle Architecte
Fernando Schapochnik Argentina
1986, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
He is an architect from the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism of the University of Buenos Aires (2013) and studied photography at the School of Creative Photography. After working as an architect at the Baudizzone Lestard and Torrado Arquitectos studios, he turned to photography as a research tool on architecture and the city. His work has illustrated publications such as PLOT, Ness, Summa +, Abitare, Conde and Ávivre.
He is currently a professor of the subject Architecture 2 at FADU UBA, teaching assistant of Photography and Territory at the Torcuato Di Tella University and participates in Proyecto Imaginario; a program of study, production and circulation for photographers and visual artists. Likewise, his practice as a freelance photographer for different publications, architects, landscapers and artists has been complemented since the beginning of 2017, with his work as editor and photographer for the architecture magazine PLOT.
Yoga Pavillion in Pilar, Buenos Aires, Argentina – Designed by Liliana Schraier, Daniel Zelcer, Leonardo Rietti, Javier Bracamonte
Alexandra Timpau Czech Republic
Alexandra Timpau practiced architecture for 10 years before shifting to photography and starting to document the built environment. Her training as an architect greatly shapes the manner in which she frames her subjects and informs the atmosphere she searches for.
Her commissions and personal projects vary in size, location, and aesthetics, ranging from building sites to indulgent villas or large-scale developments. The drive to photograph architecture as a process, as it begins or ages, gave birth to her project “In Between”, a series that aims to highlight the complex and ethereal beauty of the building site.
OKZT Hub in Klagenfurt, Austria – Designed by Buerger Katsota
Marcos Guiponi Uruguai
(Montevideo, 1985) Photographer and Architect. Project Teacher at the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism of Montevideo, from 2009 to 2018. Since 2006 he has worked on Conceptual, Schematic and Detailed Projects in architecture studios from Uruguay, France and the USA. His photographs and projects have been published in architecture websites, books and magazines in many countries.
Chajá House in Maldonado, Uruguai – Designed by TATÚ Arquitectura
Maria Gonzalez Chile
Maria Gonzalez is Chilean architect and freelance photographer based in Berlin.
She studied architecture at Universidad de Chile, did an Erasmus exchange programme at Ecole d'Architecture de Paris-Belleville, and followed an internship at ELEMENTAL, working with the Pritzker winning architect Alejandro Aravena.
In 2017 Maria decided to start her career as a self-taught photographer, shooting a diverse range of subjects for commercial to editorial clients. Developing photo essays, architectural guides, biennials coverages, and private commissions. Her work focuses on capturing the essence of the architectural spaces, materials expression, and human scale.
In 2021 ArchDaily listed Maria Gonzalez as one of the Emerging Architectural Photographers from Around the Globe.
Pereira Palace in Santiago, Chile – Designed by Cecilia Puga + Paula Velasco + Alberto Moletto
Camila Cossio Mexico
Camila Cossio specializing in architecture, interiors, and fine art photography. She recently received her Master's degree in Digital Photography from New York City's prestigious School of Visual Arts. Her clients have included many of the top architectural firms in her native Mexico City, and her work has been published in such magazines as Domus, Wallpaper, Glocal, Architectural Digest and The Robb Report, as well as exhibited in galleries in New York and Mexico. Her most recent fine-art project 'Unfinished' explores the ways in which nature alters manmade structures in unpredictable and unexpectedly beautiful ways.
Casa Cosmos in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico – Designed by S-AR
Dave Southwood South Africa
Southwood’s contact with his subjects is carefully organised, generally protracted, and is designed to shift power away from the author in as far as possible. His corpus of work is a miscellany of personal projects and jobs each of which identifies problems and asks questions with craft, humour and empathy.
His photos can be viewed at The South African National Gallery, The Finnish Museum of Photography, The Christoph Merian Stiftung, the collection of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, The Goethe Institut, The Spier Art Collection and private collections in South Africa and abroad. His work made up part of three shows at The South African National Gallery in 2010, two of which were broad surveys of South African art.
In 2000, together with some township photographers, he set up the first non-profit organisation for ‘street photographers’ in the Western Cape called Umlilo. This was after having worked at The University of Cape Town in the same developmental field.
A decade-long project photographing a flea market has been made into a book and is published by Fourthwall Books. The author Ivan Vladislavic wrote the longest of four texts in the book. Other publications include The Bill of Rights, a photobook which illustrates the South Africa's 20-year old Bill of Rights, with an introduction by Constitutional Court Judge Edwin Cameron, and MEMORY CARD SEA POWER, a broadsheet newspaper.
In 2004 he was awarded first prize by the Bauhaus for an interdisciplinary project which he co-authored. Three short films he made about architecture were shown at the Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2010. These two projects are representative of a deep concern for architecture and cities which culminated in an exhibition called citiesincrisis which he co-curated and participated in. The show took place at the University of Johannesburg's FADA Gallery and included Jane Alexander, David Goldblatt, Mikhael Subotzky and Guy Tillim, amongst others. In late 2018 he co-authored and oversaw the production and design of HUSTLES which is nominally a book about architecture, but really a portrait of Johannesburg.
He has contributed to, and been featured in, publications like Adbusters, COLORS, the New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, Wallpaper. He has also edited photo editions of magazines, taught at Universities and written for the art press. He has had invitations to talk at Yale(African Studies and Architecture), the International Centre of Photography, Ohio State University and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Drivelines Studios in Johannesburg, South Africa – Designed by LOT-EK
Benjamin Hosking Australia
Ben Hosking is An Architectural Photographer from Melbourne, Australia. He studied photography at RMIT, and has worked as a freelancer in the field since 2008. His work has been published both locally and internationally by publishing houses such as Taschen, Gestalten and Thames and Hudson.
The Tiing in Bali – Designed by Nic Brunsdon
Pablo Casals Aguirre
Pablo Casals Aguirre Chile
He is architect of the UNAB / Campus Creativo Universidad Andres Bello, Santiago, Chile ( 2007 ) honor graduate. His title project is awarded as one of the best of the 2007 class. Also dedicates to photography, University Profesor and Documental Registry.
He worked, with Edward Rojas (2003) in Chiloe Island at Chilean Patagonia, In the disappeared Uro1.org Studio (2005 Santiago) and at Felipe Assadi Architect office (2007) were he participated in a great number of projects, mainly one family units. Outstands the managment of the stands of the XVI Chilean Architecture Biennale (2008) wich was awarded internationaly along with many publications.
Relates to academic world since he was a University student, working as a teacher aid in the Drawing Workshop of 1st. year Architecture. Once graduated as an Architect, is invited to aid the Generative Geometry Course with professor Veronica Arcos in 2007 at Diego Portales University and in 2011 comes back with profesor Alejandro Soffia in the Biomimetic Course. He has been co-professor of several Workshops with Francisca Pulido ( 2010-2013 ) and with Martin Schmidt ( 2014 ) in UNAB / Campus Creativo. He is Co-Professor again with Alejandro Soffia in a Workshop specially dedicated of Wood Architecture at the same time the same team participates in an Architecture Contest of Abrilar where he wins first and third place. Now he is in charge of a Cinema-Architecture Workshop at two different Schools of Architecture in Santiago Chile, Campus Creativo UNAB and Universidad San Sebastian USS, Voyeur City / MicroCinema is the name of the workshop.- In 2009 opens his own Architect, Design and Photography Studio, were he dedicates to develop different projects local and internationally.
Within its audiovisual work, and within the framework of the exhibition White Mountain / 20 years of contemporary architecture Chilean registry, receives a distinction by archiworld.tv at the 5th Budapest Architecture Film Days, for best Landscape Architecture for Punta Pite ́s shortfilm.- He has participated in various exhibitions at different Museums, Art Galleries and Film Festivals like : GAM in Santiago, the CENTEX in Valparaiso, the Uffizi Museum in Florence Italy, at the IUAV in Venice, at the Aedes Gallery in Berlin Germany, The London Design Festival Design junction in England, at the Budapest Architecture Film Days in Hungary, at the 2015 Venice Architecture Biennale, Maxxi Museum in Rome, Gorizia (North of Italy) at InvisibleCities Multimedia Festival, Arquitecturas Film Festival in Lisboa, Architecture Player Public Sessions in Italy, at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. Recently he was awarded in the Winnipeg's fifth annual Architecture + Design Film Festival in Canada.
Engawa House in Punta Pite, Chile – Designed by Stefano Rolla and Santiago Valdivieso
Brad Feinknopf USA
Brad Feinknopf has been shooting architecture and commercial related images for over 25 years. Brad comes from a long line of architects and therefore has spent a lifetime looking at architecture. He received a degree in Design from Cornell University but picked up photography as a junior and it became his passion. After Cornell, Brad spent several years in New York City assisting for such notable photographers as Richard Avedon, Robert Mapplethorpe, Arnold Newman, Horst, Joyce Tenneson and others.
In 1988, Brad moved to Columbus, Ohio, making it his home base. Brad’s images have been published worldwide and over his career has done a wide variety of work for many of the world’s well-known architects and designers. Brad was recently selected by ArchDaily as one of the Top 13 Architectural Photographer in the World to Follow.
Mori Hosseini Student Union at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Designed by ikon.5 architects
Liu Xinghao China
Liu Xinghao, Architectural photographer based in Chongqing, China. Founder of INSPACE studio, aiming to reveal the reality and delight of Architecture through my lens.
Photographers have to find order in the chaotic world. Keeping a rational angle, we objectively record the scale, structure, fabric and sense of architecture space. True means a deep respect for design philosophy and the maintenance of order.
Experience forms the foundation of architecture. We see architecture as an open field full of possibilities. Punch means a spark of imagination and expression of feelings
Jinan Truly Malaysia’s Home in China – Designed by Panda Nana
Bahaa Ghoussainy Lebanon
Bahaa Ghoussainy is a photographic artist currently based in Beirut, Lebanon. Interested in the visual dynamics of design, architecture, and photography, he uses the photographic medium to communicate ideas and observations. Ghoussainy received his MA in Photography at UWE Bristol, before which he had been practicing architecture and photography in Lebanon.
Ghoussainy tends to incorporate digital technology and other alternative image-making methods within his practice; he believes that there is an intrinsic relationship between imagery and architecture, which he communicates through his work, in terms of both the themes of his projects and the methods utilized in their production.
His recent work focuses on the evolution of the built environment and the effects of technology on the physical world. It explores the transformation of spatial and material qualities of architecture and their translation into two-dimensional photographic works.
Ghoussainy’s work has been shown in several exhibitions across Europe and has received multiple awards including winning the London International Creative Competition in 2019.
Ghoussainy’s commercial practice includes architectural and interior photography. His work has been featured in many international platforms and magazines including Archdaily, Archinect, Architect Magazine, Architectural Digest, Designboom, Dezeen, Divisare, Domus, Mark Magazine, The Independent, and many others.
House of many Vaults in Niha, Lebanon – Designed by L.E.FT Architects
Rainer Taepper Germany
“Each stage in the life of a person is directly connected with the presence of an architect. The hospitals in which we are born, the places where we live, learn, work, shop and amuse ourselves. Architecture is everywhere, and essential to the life of every individual person. The architect dedicates his life to creating architecture with passion. I am just as enthusiastically involved in documenting it aesthetically. My name is Rainer Taepper, I am an international architectural photographer.”
The Iceberg in Aarhus, Denmark – Designed by SeARCH + CEBRA + JDS + Louis Paillard Architects
Jose Campos Portugal
José Campos was born in 1981 in Portugal. He studied Graphic Arts and Architecture, later combining it with his previous passion, photography. His work as an architectural photographer originated a large and rich portfolio, from large-scale buildings to more artistic projects, such as art installations and exhibitions. Working with established architects, artists and designers, as well as with a new, young and promising generation of professionals, his work is acknowledged beyond borders, with an increasing international presence. Because of his special relation to Germany, where he lived for a period of time, he now shares part of his work time there. His photographs are frequently published in numerous trend-setting international speciality magazines, and have also been part of several exhibitions and publications, either architecture monographs or thematic architecture books. His work is also present in some of the world’s most prestigious websites, such as Domusweb, Wallpaper*, Frame, Yatzer, Dezeen and Designboom, among others.
Defending that truth in photography should always be above everything else, José Campos is guided by the principles of photographic realism. This is also true in his life, where he strives to ensure that his work and effort are the sole reason for his recognition. Artist by trade, he focuses on projects that foster artistic and creative expression. Planning an artificial light, waiting for dusk, seizing the moment in which a human figure passes spontaneously in front of a building, these are aspects of his work that require expertise to balance art and technique. Architect by training, he is very at ease moving around the sites he photographs, relying on his technical knowledge which allows him to focus critically on his work. For José Campos, criticism flows from the truth: to show reality as it is, without any makeup. The color, the temperature, the details and the scale are aspects that convey a reading that one wants to be the most objective possible.
Arquipélago Contemporary Arts Centre in Portugal – Designed by João Mendes Ribeiro and Menos é Mais Arquitectos
Erieta Attali Israel
Erieta Attali (Tel Aviv) is an architecture and fine art landscape photographer with photographic work expanding from Eurasia to Australia and the Americas.
Attali has devoted over two decades to exploring the relationship between architecture and the landscape at the edges of the world. Her photography interrogates how extreme conditions and demanding terrains provoke humankind to reorient and center itself through architectural responses.
After studying Photography at Goldsmiths, University of London, she continued as a research fellow at the School of Architecture, Columbia University in NYC with the support of Fulbright Foundation and Waseda University in Tokyo with the support of Japan Foundation. She completed her PhD at the School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.
Attali is recipient of several prestigious awards and fellowships by the Fulbright Foundation, The Japan Foundation, Graham Foundation in Chicago, Dreyer’s Foundation in Denmark, Danish Arts Council, Norwegian Embassy in Copenhagen, Chilean Ministry of Culture in Santiago de Chile, the Marie Curie Research Fellowship amongst others.
Her photographic work has toured globally, featured by elite publishing houses and international design periodicals.
She has taught architectural photography at GSAPP, Columbia University between 2003 - 2018 and has lectured in several universities around the world such as University of Tokyo, University of Sydney, Architectural Association in London, Catholic University in Santiago de Chile, RMIT University in Melbourne, Technion in Haifa amongst others. Attali has been an assistant adjunct professor in Architectural Photography at The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, Cooper Union, NYC since January 2020 and a Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore since January 2021.
Attali is a Visiting Scholar, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Paris, France and Artist in Residence at the Cite Internationale Universitaire de Paris.
Glass Wood House in New Canaan, USA – Designed by Kengo Kuma and Associates
Todd Eberle USA
Todd Eberle was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1963 and studied at The Cooper Union, New York, in 1985. From 1998 he is the photographer at Large, Vanity Fair.
Todd Eberle resides in New York City and Connecticut.
United Nations Secretariat Building in New York, USA – Designed by Wallace Harrison, Oscar Niemeyer, Le Corbusier
Benny Chan USA
Benny Chan is an American photographer. He is known for his large format architecture Landscape and Aerial photographs, often employing a straight down point of view. Benny Chan has a studio in Los Angeles.
Benny Chan was born in Hong Kong in 1965. His life followed an eastward trajectory from Hong Kong to living in Hawaii, and finally settling in Los Angeles. Benny moved to Los Angeles with the intention of having a career as an architect, he earned a Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in 1992. At SCI-Arc he was awarded the Henry Adams Student Award and the 1992 Paris Prize. Following graduation, Benny traveled to Europe to photograph exceptional architectural works. This travel reinforced his love for photography and combined his two primary interests: architecture and photography. He found that these two disciplines complemented each other in beneficial ways. His selection of works and their photographic documentation added an additional palette of textures and layers to Benny’s work. After his travels, he returned to architecture and worked for Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM) and Neil M. Denari Architects (NMDA). The contrast between the two firms—SOM corporate and very large; NMDA cutting-edge and smaller in comparison—gave Benny an overview of what was available to him as a practicing architect. Eventually, Benny made the decision to devote himself full-time to photography, and to that end, established his Los Angeles-based practice Fotoworks in 1993. In 2012, Benny Chan has finished work on more than 250 photos for the book Paul R. Williams: Classic Hollywood Style , which covers the 60-year career of the first African-American architect in the US. This work is a tribute to the architect who worked in conditions of racial discrimination.
Benny has been shooting commercially for over twenty-five years. He is best known for his large format, highly detailed, architectural photographs. He collaborates with leading architects, working on avant-garde projects of all scales, both residential and commercial. Benny’s work is in high demand and often takes him to international locations. Despite the different requirements a project may have, his approach is the same. Benny’s architectural training uniquely positions him to evaluate how space and structure (three-dimensional) will translate to a photograph (two-dimensional). An additional benefit of studying architecture is that Benny is cognizant of choosing the correct angle and perspective and the ways in which lens choices can change and enhance a view for the optimal graphic representation. In 2018, Benny received the prestigious Julius Shulman Institute Excellence in Architecture Award . The award was established to promote an understanding and appreciation of photography of the built environment. Previous recipients include Iwan Baan, Richard Barnes, Pedro E. Guerrero, Catherine Opie, Grant Mudford, Hélèle Binet, James Welling, and Todd Eberle. Benny’s work is included in international and national publications such as Interior Design, Frame, Domus, Architectural Digest, International Architecture Yearbook, 21st Century Architecture Designer Houses, Paul R. Williams: Classic Hollywood Style, and Engines of Information: Big Data from Small Buildings, among others. Benny balances his professional career with his interest in fine art photography. His approach to his commercial and fine art work is fundamentally the same. He works in a large format to produce highly detailed images. An example of Benny’s relentless passion to achieve his best work is a custom camera he designed and had manufactured so he could suspend himself from a helicopter to photograph the Los Angeles freeways. In his artistic work, Benny strives to create images that stand out in a world increasingly overloaded with visual stimulation. Viagra is cheap. In a world where Viagra is cheap. He uses his camera to represent his impressions about the world we inhabit and to illustrate contemporary political and social issues. In some cases, the scale of the images confronts the viewer and illustrates threats to our continued existence such as climate change, resource shortage, increasing poverty, etc. It is Benny’s hope that ‛seeing’ is the first step toward taking action. Benny sees Los Angeles as a mega-scale metropolis, at once utopic and dystopic in filmic representation—the lens through which much of the world views the city. It is the subject matter of many of Benny’s fine artworks and they reflect this duality. His Traffic project, for example, is shot from an omniscient point of view—a view to which the average person would never have access. The images employ rush-hour traffic as the symbol for both an unusual source of beauty and the penalty that Los Angeles has paid for not anticipating its inevitable growth. The diversity of subject matter ranges from extraordinarily large (infrastructure) to small (laundromats for example). This stems from Benny’s desire to explore the world from the micro- to macro levels, from large to small, from a distance to a more intimate scale.
The Broad Museum in Los Angeles, USA – Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro
James Welling USA
Since the 1970s, when he was a student at the California Institute of the Arts, American photographer James Welling has become known for a relentlessly evolving body of images that considers both the history and technical specificities of photography. Emerging at a time when the medium focused on its capacity for mimesis, Welling’s work signaled a break with traditional ideas of photography by shifting attention to the construction of images themselves. While the artist produces discrete series whose subject matter ranges widely, his work is united by an examination of what might be termed “states of being” produced by photographically derived images and how such states are, in turn, read by the viewer.
Welling was born in 1951 in Hartford, Connecticut. He studied at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh before receiving his BFA and MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia. The artist has been represented by David Zwirner since 2005. Transform, which was on view in New York in 2019, marked his eighth solo presentation with the gallery and Metamorphosis, presented at the gallery's Hong Kong location in 2021, was his first solo exhibition in greater China.
Welling's work has been exhibited widely in the United States and internationally, including solo exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago (2014); Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland (2013); Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut (2012); Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota (2010); Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (2002); Art Gallery of York University, Toronto (2002); Sprengel Museum Hannover (1999); Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (1998); and the Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland (1998). In 2000, the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio organized a major survey of his work, which traveled to The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the Baltimore Museum of Art. In 1990, the artist's first museum exhibition was presented by Kunsthalle Bern.
In 2014, Welling was a recipient of the Infinity Award given by the International Center of Photography, New York, and in 2016 he received the Julius Shulman Institute Excellence in Photography Award from Woodbury University, California. From 1995 to 2016, Welling was Professor in the Department of Art at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and since 2012 he has been a Lecturer with the rank of Professor in Visual Arts and the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University.
Pedro E. Guerrero
Pedro E. Guerrero USA
Guerrero was just 22 in 1939 when Frank Lloyd Wright took an amused look at his portfolio of photographs and hired him to document his work. Wright’s spur-of-the-moment decision began an association that lasted 20 years, until the architect’s death in 1959. It produced some of the most powerful photographs ever taken of Wright’s work and of Wright himself.
Guerrero spent a year with Wright photographing his homes, Taliesin and Taliesin West. Eventually he became a member of the Taliesin Fellowship. Then World War II intervened. After serving in Italy as a photo officer, Guerrero returned to the United States in 1945 and resumed his relationship with the architect. Based in New York City, Guerrero documented the master’s work from coast to coast, returning again and again to record changes at Wright’s personal homes.
During this time, Guerrero became one of the most sought-after photographers of the “Mad Men” era, traveling the world for major New York magazines such as House and Garden, House Beautiful, Harper’s Bazaar, and Architectural Forum. He documented the groundbreaking modernism of Marcel Breuer, Philip Johnson and Edward Durell Stone. He photographed John Huston’s mansion in Ireland. He took the now iconic photos of Julia Child’s pot-lined kitchen. Then in 1962, he met another artistic genius who would alter his life: Alexander Calder, creator of the mobile. Guerrero threw over the perfect rooms of the magazines and began to focus on documenting artists, including Louise Nevelson.
In his seven-decade career, Guerrero was so trusted by his subjects they often forgot he was there. No one had better access. His importance to architectural photography is such that it is hard to walk into a bookstore without finding one of his images in the pages of the latest book. Guerrero’s photographs are treasured and collected the world over.
Day House, John Black Lee Architect, 1970, New Canaan, CT © Pedro E. Guerrero, Courtesy Edward Cella Art+Architecture
Livia Corona Benjamin
Livia Corona Benjamin Mexico
Livia Corona Benjamin lives and works between New York, Mexico City and Ensenada, Baja California. She was born in Mexico. Corona’s overall work centers on the diminution of the human experience by the manmade. Her recent projects focus on the artisanal, as it simulates the branded and hyper industrialized. Her multi-genre practice combines formalism to the concerns of the subaltern, the developing world and new technologies.
Corona Benjamin is a Guggenheim Fellow with her project Two Million Homes for Mexico (Dos Millones de Casas para México). She is a twice honored recipient of a SNCA Endowment for the Arts, granted by Mexico’s Commission of Arts and Culture, most recently for her body of work, Nobody Knows, Nobody Knew (Nadie Sabe, Nadie Supo). Comprised of photograms, paintings, videos, and other types of pictorial objects, Nobody Knows, Nobody Knew explores the socioeconomic history and political symbolism of “grain silos for the people” — graneros del pueblo — the more than 4,000 conical-shaped structures built in rural communities nationwide by Mexico's Commission for Popular Subsistence. Corona's project considers the subsequent disuse of these silos in the wake of NAFTA, and the consequent mass migration of people from rural Mexico to the United States.
Her works have been exhibited worldwide including LACMA, Los Angeles; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Bronx Museum of The Arts, New York; Pinakothek der Moderne, Münich; Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City; Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City; Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Spain; Palais des Beaux-Arts, Bruxelles, Belgium; Ballroom Marfa, Texas; Fundación Joan Miró, Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Københavns Museum, Denmark; the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA 2017 exhibition titled Home - So Different, So Appealing, and the exhibition Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture, New Art, at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Her works are in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Portland Museum of Art, the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, the William Benton Museum of Art, the Berezdivin Collection and other private collections. She is the author of two monographs, Enanitos Toreros, 2008, and Of People and Houses, 2009, and is preparing a third book on her acclaimed series Two Million Homes for Mexico.
47,547 Homes. Ixtapaluca, Mexico. 2000 - present Chromogenic print. Edition of 5
Hiroyuki Hirai Japan
Hiroyuki Hirai is an architecture photographer based in Tokyo, Japan.
He has extensively photographed Shigeru Ban works and also many other Japanese architects, such as KINO Architects, PANDA, Jun Yashiki & Associates, Be-Fun Design, Yusuke Matsumoto architects and many others.
S Residence in Hakone, Kanagawa, Japan – Designed by Shigeru Ban Architects
Tonu Tunnel Estonia
“I’m an architecture photographer based in Tallinn, Estonia. I’m fascinated by the different layers a city can have from different eras and how cities change and morph. I have a very weak spot for grandiose Soviet modernist architecture. Also small-scale wooden installations and other playful takes on architecture.
My portfolio covers a number of projects that have become well-known beyond Estonia: the forest megaphones RUUP and the floating sauna VALA (Estonian Academy of Arts student projects), design pylon Bog Fox (PART) as well as self-service lodge Skåpet (KOKO) and tiny hotel Maidla Nature Villa (b210).”
Cabin ANNA – Designed by Caspar Schols
Oscar Hernandez Mexico
Oscar Hernández (1990) is a young mexican Architect graduated from the Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes (UAA) in 2013. He also has been an Architectural Photographer and filmmaker since 2012, where he has contributed to the documentation and distribution of Mexican architecture around the world, He has experience in the documentation of more than 500 projects, in Mexico, the United States and Spain. This documental project was born, with the mix of two great passions: Architecture and Photography, with a deep interest in documenting, expressing and transmitting the ideas and sensations that the architects of the projects conceived, thought and solved in each one of them. His approach to architecture, through his eyes and camera, brings together vast first-hand knowledge, through learning and a direct relationship with the creators of the spaces and the end users of each documented project. For Oscar, photography corresponds to his practice architectural as life itself; it's his way particular to observe and perceive the spaces from of the communication found between the volumetry and the light. Among the main lines of attention for him is correctly interpretation of the scale, the materials, the context in conjunction with climate and function, in order to create narratives that speak to intentions and sensibilities who created the project, as well as the experience same of the user. The personal responsibility lies in placing the viewer for a moment to that place and sensitize him, through this elements. Our contribution to architecture is given through collaboration with the different actors involved in the materialization of architectural projects, learning, studying, and subsequently documenting the finished works, with the aim of enriching and capturing in images with essence, to the collective heritage of Mexican architecture and its valorization and exposition in to the world and our country. He is also Co-founder and co-director of STVX Architects, a firm focused on architectural design, real state development and urban projects based in Mexico City and Aguascalientes.
Fishers’s Restaurant in Mexico City – Designed by Faci Leboreiro
Eugène Atget France
Working in and around Paris for some 35 years, in a career that bridged the 19th and 20th centuries, Eugène Atget created an encyclopedic, idiosyncratic lived portrait of that city on the cusp of the modern era. His career began around 1890, when he hung a shingle reading, “Documents pour artistes” (Documents for artists) on a studio door in Paris’s fifth arrondissement. The sign declared his modest ambition of providing other artists with images to use as source material in their own work, and included such categories as “landscapes, animals, flowers, monuments, documents, foregrounds for painters, reproductions of paintings,” as a friend elaborated in the journal Revue des Beaux-Arts.1
Atget’s entry into the field of photography coincided with a series of developments within the medium. The 1880s were a period of tremendous growth for professional and amateur photography alike, as its commercial and industrial applications expanded. The invention of dry-plate photography—which allowed photographic plates to be prepared in advance and developed in a darkroom later—made it easier to make photographs quickly, while the rise of photomechanical reproduction allowed for the widespread distribution of photographic images. Despite these advancements, Atget used a bulky view camera and large (18 x 24 cm) glass plates.
Around 1900, Atget’s focus shifted. The city’s urban landscape had been recently reshaped by the modernization campaign known as Haussmannization—a necessarily destructive process led by (and named after) Baron Georges-Eugène Haussmann that saw Paris’s medieval neighborhoods razed and transformed into wide avenues and public parks. Those changes, in turn, kindled a broad interest in vieux Paris (“old Paris”), the capital in its pre-Revolutionary, 18th-century form. Atget’s feeling for vieux Paris had been an integral part of his practice of making documents for other artists, but around 1900 that interest took center stage, as he established himself as a specialist in pictures of Paris. Indeed, his calling card from the period read, “E. Atget, Creator and Purveyor of a ‘Collection of Photographic Views of Old Paris.’”
Atget’s documentary vision proved highly influential, first on the Surrealists, in the 1920s, who found his pictures of deserted streets and stairways, street life, and shop windows beguiling and richly suggestive (these were published in La Révolution surréaliste in 1926, with a fourth, of a crowd gathered to watch an eclipse, on the cover); and then on two generations of American photographers, from Walker Evans to Lee Friedlander. His reception outside France was also shaped by The Museum of Modern Art. In 1968 the Museum purchased the contents of his studio from the American photographer Berenice Abbott, who was first introduced to Atget’s work in 1925, while she was working as a studio assistant for Man Ray. Abbott became Atget’s posthumous champion, initiating the preservation of his archive and its transfer to New York. Comprising some 5,000 vintage prints and more than 1,000 glass plate negatives, it represents the largest and most significant collection of his work. In 1931, four years after Atget’s death, the American photographer Ansel Adams wrote, “The Atget prints are direct and emotionally clean records of a rare and subtle perception, and represent perhaps the earliest expression of true photographic art.”
Biography from MoMA - https://www.moma.org/artists/229
The Panthéon, Paris – 1924 - Gelatin silver chloride print on printing-out paper
Bernd and Hilla Becher
Bernd and Hilla Becher Germany
Bernd Becher (German, 1931–2007) and Hilla Becher (German, 1934–2015) are best known for their photographs of industrial archetypes, such as water towers, pitheads, and coal bunkers. In the mid-1970s, they taught photography at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, in Germany, and their students, who adapted the style of the Bechers, became known as the Düsseldorf School of Photography. Bernd Becher was born in the Siegen and studied at the Academy of Art in Stuttgart and Düsseldorf. Hilla Becher, born in Potsdam in 1934, also studied at the Academy of Art in Düsseldorf and met Bernd while they were both studying painting.
The Bechers began working together in 1959 by photographing constructions related to industry and mining, some of which were on the verge of disappearance. Their photographs present these structures as landmarks that could be preserved as architectural heritage. The gelatin silver prints are usually grouped according to the type of structure, and are arranged in grids on the gallery wall. Noted photographers such as Andreas Gursky, Thomas Ruff, Thomas Struth, and Candida Höfer have all been students of the Bechers. In 2004, the Bechers received the Hasselblad Award. Their work has been exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Kunstverein Munich, and the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, among other institutions.
Framework Houses, 1959-73. - MoMA; - "Fair Use" Terms
Ansel Adams USA
The influence of Ansel Adams on photography is immeasurable, and his long career as photographer, teacher, conservationist, and writer is legendary. His visionary belief in the redemptive beauty of wilderness was expressed in grand images that have popularized art photography among the American public. Adams was born in San Francisco, and trained as a musician; his interest in photography was catalyzed when he met Paul Strand in 1930. In 1932, with Imogen Cunningham, Edward Weston, and others, Adams founded the group f/64, which promoted use of large-format view cameras, small lens apertures, and contact printing. Adams developed this purist approach into the zone system, a controlled method of determining exposure and development. His deep respect for the grandeur of landscape motivated a lifelong involvement in conservation, which he advocated through photographic books and active membership in the Sierra Club. In 1933, Adams met Alfred Stieglitz, who gave him a solo exhibition at his gallery An American Place in 1936; after this meeting, Adams opened his own gallery in San Francisco. He moved to Yosemite Valley in 1937 and lived there until 1962, teaching annual photography workshops from 1955 through 1984; in 1962, he moved to Carmel, California, where he spent the rest of his life. Adams assisted Beaumont Newhall and David McAlpin in forming the Department of Photography (the first in the country) at the Museum of Modern Art in 1940, and he founded the Department of Photography at the California School of Fine Arts in 1946. In 1967 he established the Friends of Photography in San Francisco. Adams received Guggenheim grants in 1946, 1948, and 1958. He published dozens of picture and technical books.
Knudsen Hall, UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles, USA – 1966 – Designed by Neptune & Thomas
Sergio Castiglione Argentina
An architect and a fine art photographer, Sergio Castiglione has conducted creative art and art management activities as assistant curator for the exhibition of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the National Academy of Fine Arts in 1985 and for the Palanza Award in 1986. He wrote for the architecture publications of El Cronista and La Nación newspapers and Summa and D&D magazines from 1986 to 1990. Between 1990 and 1993, while living abroad, he became correspondent in Europe and the USA. He has visited cities throughout the world and has captured in his photos the trait that made each of them unique from his artistic viewpoint. Sergio was the editor of Arquis, the magazine of the School of Architecture for Universidad de Palermo between 1993 and 1999. He was also co-author of Estancias Argentinas published in 1996 and curator of the exhibition “Madera, Acero y Piedra – Arquitectura y Diseño Finlandés de los 90” at the Buenos Aires National Fine Arts Museum. He received the photography award “Ventanas al Futuro” in 2014 sponsored by Parex Group and CAyC.
Mr. Castiglione has two books published: Espejos Urbanos - Otra forma de mirar Buenos Aires (2014) and Momentum – Intersections in sports (2017), both declared of cultural interest by the Buenos Aires City Legislature and sponsored by the Law of Patronage of the City of Buenos Aires.
He has participated in a number of group and solo exhibitions at Buenos Aires, La Plata and Rosario in Argentina; Florianopolis, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo in Brazil; Montreal, Canada; Mumbay, India; Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Miami, New York, Palm Beach and Washington in the USA; Livorno, Lucca Milan and Viareggio in Italy; and Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates. He currently lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Los Angeles - Segmoments
Wayne Thom USA
Wayne Thom is an international architectural photographer. He was born in Shanghai and grew up in Hong Kong before moving to Vancouver. He studied photography, first at Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena, California, and then at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, where he graduated in 1968. Thom's career has spanned over 5 decades documenting upward of 2,800 projects, working with clients in North America and Asia, but based mainly in the Greater Los Angeles Area. His clients include prominent architects and developers such as I. M. Pei, A. Quincy Jones, Arthur Erickson, Bennie Gonzales, William Pereira, Bing Thom, John Portman, Gio Ponti, Kajima USA, NBBJ and SOM.
Jones and Emmons, Northridge Church
Nadav Kander Israel
1961 Born, Tel Aviv, Israel 1964 – 1985, Johannesburg, South Africa 1985 – present, London, England
I was born in Israel on December 1st 1961. When I was small I always told my friends that my dad lost his left eye because of flying at extreme altitudes testing Mirage fighter planes for the Israeli Air Force. But that’s not true. He flew Boeing 707s for El- Al and lost his eye for medical reasons. Due to this he was grounded in his prime. He was 37 and looking for a job. I was 2 at the time. My parents decided to go and start again in South Africa, where my grandfather lived. So my earliest memory is throwing up on the flight from Tel Aviv to Johannesburg on my third birthday. I lived there until I had turned 21 and left for England.
I had to wear a school uniform from age 6. I had a Dalmatian dog called Dick. I played table tennis and football, but I was better at table tennis. My nickname was Goose because some football coach put two and two together that “goosey goosey gander” rhymed with Kander, and I supported Liverpool FC because they were the best.
We used to drive down to the coast in a white Austin 1100 until my father “upgraded” to a Peugeot 504 which to my embarrassment had an avocado green paint job (he loved this car until he left South Africa 22 years later). I was 10 yrs old and bought him a mock leather steering-wheel cover with my pocket money. It was received and laced on before we had even left the petrol station. My first success. He liked it. I tell you all this because on these holidays my father used to photograph his year’s worth of transparency film on his Iconoflex which he had bought on one of his flights to NY. Weeks after returning to Johannesburg we would be treated to a slide show that I remember clearly. I think these slide shows were my first introduction to the possibilities of photography.
When I was 13 I started taking pictures on a Pentax camera that I had bought thanks to my Bar Mitzvah, at which I remember the Rabbi had to ask me to bend down so as to put his hands on my head. I was already 6 foot. Around then, I began to look deeply at the work of Strand, Stieglitz, Weston and Atget, all of which resonated the feeling that each artist was exploring their respective lives. They made work about both their outer surroundings and their inner landscapes and their art clearly showed their individual and consistent authorship. Weston for instance made portraits that had similarities to his drift wood series of years later, he photographed a toilet bowl that looked like his shells and nudes that looked like his contorted peppers. This subconsciously informed me that nothing should be considered “out of bounds” to my art practice. This has been fundamental to me.
Around the age of 14 I saw a picture in a newspaper. The viewpoint looked into a trench being dug by 5 black men and there out of the hole, cropped at the knees, was a white pair of legs that stood over them. I grew up with this injustice all around me, Apartheid was in everyones bones. The pictures that I took then and into my early 20s, although unaccomplished, have the same sense of quiet and unease that is a part of my practice today.
I saw TV for the first time when we went to Europe on a family holiday when I was 14. South Africa first broadcast TV the next year! I remember how different in all ways the cities were to Johannesburg - the food, the transport and the streets so full of people. The equality. I remember sneaking out of the hotels and walking, probably only a block or two, just to feel alone, anonymous and on an even footing with all the people around me. And I remember visiting a lot of galleries because my sister Tamar, who was well on her way to being the artist she is today, took every opportunity. From then on, I wanted to return to Europe.
I hated school with dedication. A shame, but true. I wasn’t hugging and saying tearful goodbyes on the final day. I just left and I have never returned. Having a very bad accident on my motorbike that I had had since I was 15 (a Triumph 650 Tiger), was a hinge event. Prior to this I had been a practising hard man and going nowhere. Working on the machines during the day and riding in groups at night was my life. After the accident when I was 17, I never rode again and my focus shifted back to photography. South Africa forced its white male citizens to partake in National Service, and I somehow ensured I was drafted into the Air force and then into a darkroom where I printed aerial pictures for two years. It was here that I became certain I wanted to become a lens based artist. A Photographer back then. I met Nicole Verity at about this time.
The day after I cleared out of the Air force I started working for Harry De Zitter, and a few months later, soon after my 21st birthday, I left for England. At the end of 1985 I was back in South Africa and met up with Nicole again. She joined me in England in 1986. We squatted in a block of flats two streets away from where we later bought a house. We married in the wilds of Africa in 1991.
Nanjing X, Jiangsu Province, 2007
38 x 48 3/8 inches
Hiroshi Sugimoto Japan
- 1948 Born in Tokyo, Japan
- 1970 Graduated from Saint Paul’s University, Tokyo
- 1974 Graduated from Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles
- 1974 Moved to New York
- 1977 C.A.P.S. (Creative Arts Public Service) Fellowship, New York
- 1980 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, New York
- 1982 National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C.
- 1988 Mainichi Art Prize, Tokyo
- 1999 International Center of Photography, 15th Annual Infinity Award: Art, New York
- 2000 Honorary Doc. of Fine Arts, Parsons School of Design, New School Univ., NY
- 2001 Hasselblad Foundation Int. Award in Photography, Gothenburg, Sweden
- 2006 PHotoEspaña Prize, Madrid
- 2009 Praemium Imperiale Award for Painting, Tokyo
- 2010 Medal with Purple Ribbon, Tokyo
- 2013 Officier de L'ordre des Arts et des Lettres, Paris
- 2014 Isamu Noguchi Award, New York
- 2017 The Royal Photographic Society, Centenary Medal, London
- 2017 Person of Cultural Merit, Tokyo
- 2018 National Arts Club Medal of Honor in Photography, New York
Paramount Theatre, Newark, 2015
Simon Norfolk Nigeria
Born: 1963 in Lagos, Nigeria. Lives in Hove and Kabul.
Simon Norfolk is a landscape photographer whose work over twenty years has been themed around a probing and stretching of the meaning of the word 'battlefield' in all its forms. As such, he has photographed in some of the world's worst war-zones and refugee crises, but is equally at home photographing supercomputers used to design military systems or the test-launching of nuclear missiles. Time’s layeredness in the landscape is an ongoing fascination of his.
His work has been widely recognised: he has won The Discovery Prize at Les Rencontres d'Arles in 2005; The Infinity Prize from The International Center of Photography in 2004; and he was winner of the European Publishing Award, 2002. In 2003 he was shortlisted for the Citibank Prize now known as the Deutsche Börse Prize and in 2013 he won the Prix Pictet Commission. He has won multiple World Press Photo and Sony World Photography awards.
He has produced four monographs of his work including 'Afghanistan: Chronotopia' (2002) which was published in five languages; 'For Most Of It I Have No Words' (1998) about the landscapes of genocide; and 'Bleed' (2005) about the war in Bosnia. His most recent is 'Burke + Norfolk; Photographs from the War in Afghanistan.' (2011).
He has work held in major collections such as The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, The Getty in Los Angeles as well as San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Wilson Centre for Photography and the Sir Elton John Collection. His work has been shown widely and internationally from Brighton to Ulaanbaatar and in 2011 his 'Burke + Norfolk' work was one of the first ever photography solo shows at Tate Modern in London.
He has been described by one critic as 'the leading documentary photographer of our time. Passionate, intelligent and political; there is no one working in photography that has his vision or his clarity.' He is currently running at a pretty nifty Number 44 on 'The 55 Best Photographers of all Time. In the History of the World. Ever. Definitely.'
Simon Norfolk - Former Soviet-era 'Palace of Culture', Kabul, 2001
Adrian Schulz Germany
Born 1980 in Heidelberg Architecture studies at the TU Berlin Internship at staab architekten bda, Berlin
Diploma thesis “the influence of architectural photography on the visual/space effect of a building” (mark 1.0) Studies at the TU Berlin as dipl.-ing. Architecture
Since 2008 working as an independent architectural photographer national and international Author of the practical book "architectural photography", dpunkt.verlag, heidelberg, September 2008, 2nd edition April 2011, 3rd edition January 2015, 4th edition of the architectural photography workshop at the print media academy, Heidelberg (2009-2011)
Author of the practical book "architectural photography", rocky nook, inc., Santa Barbara, ca, USA, July 2009, 2nd edition spring 2012, 3 edition autumn 2015
Gleispark in Berlin, Germany – Designed by KSP Engel
Piet Niemann Germany
Architectural Photographer Piet Niemann is based in Northern Germany, but takes every opportunity to make use of his passport and explore new places and environments, which is why you shouldn't hesitate to get in touch with him – wherever your project is rooted.
Piet is steadfastly determined to work hard and persistent for the best possible picture – and eventually a comprehensive set of consistently strong images. He passionately runs the extra mile on every project he is working on, which might be the reason why clients like Zaha Hadid Architects or Delugan Meissl Associated Architects choose to work with him.
MAAT – Museum for Art Architecture and Technology | Lisbon, Portugal – Designed by AL_A / Amanda Levete Architects
Christopher Frederick Jones
Christopher Frederick Jones Australia
Christopher Frederick Jones (CFJ) is an architectural photographer based in Brisbane. CFJ collaborates with many of the leading architects in Australia and his photographs regularly feature in Australian publications.
CFJ continues to explore how a changing light condition can create distinctive moods in architecture. He is best known for his considered approach to composition, strong use of shadow and backlighting within his photographs.
Baker Boys Beach House in Point Lookout, Australia – Designed by refresh*design
Mark Syke Australia
Mark is a freelance architecture photographer with broad experience between Australia and Scandinavia.
He produces authentic and distinct images for architects and design professionals to document and communicate buildings and interiors.
His commissioned commercial work is represented through View Pictures UK and is published on a regular basis in the architecture and design media.
SRG House in Sydney, Australia – Studio Johnston
Richard Glover Australia
Richard Glover has been photographing architecture and other aspects of the built environment since the early 1990s, when he first arrived in London and began work as an architectural photographer. Now based in Sydney, Richard has continued to combine commercial commissions with producing personal work that adopts a more interrogative perspective on the contemporary urban landscape.
His commissioned assignments reflect his drive to help the designer communicate their ideas, and to attract an audience with thoughtful, striking and surprising images. In addition to being directly commissioned by architects, designers, corporations and institutions, Richard also produces architectural images for the general and specialist press, working with magazine and book publishers, online journals and authors.
During his career as an artist Richard has turned a distanced and reflective eye on many different kinds of structure. These range from the monumentally industrial spaces of the defunct Bankside Power Station in the years before it was transformed into the calmly iconic Tate Modern, to the relentlessly aspirational 'McMansions' of Sydney's new suburbs, and the poignant, unacknowledged manhole covers of London's pavements. Behind all these images is a focus on noticing and critiquing what might otherwise go unnoticed and unquestioned.
Alongside his commercial and personal practices, Richard has extensive experience in photography education, having written and delivered specialist photography subjects in the Faculty of Design, Architecture & Building, University of Technology Sydney, and other colleges and institutions.
He is a board member of the Australian Centre for Photography.
The Old Clare Hotel in Chippendale, New South Wales, Australia – Designed by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects
Dianna Snape Australia
Dianna Snape is a Melbourne based photographer specialising in Architecture, interior and landscape photography. Her work features regularly in leading architectural and design magazines both nationally and internationally.
She is a graduate of RMIT’s BA (Photography) (Honours) course with over 20 years experience in the field.
Dianna's first book released in November 2021, a collaboration with writer Jan Henderson exploring through architecture how people define what home is. Published by Thames & Hudson, ‘Architecture at the Heart of the Home’ is a stand apart authoritative compendium celebrating the best of Australia’s latest home designs across its six States featuring homes from the country’s finest established and emerging architects.
Dianna sits on the IAC (Industry Advisory Committee) for RMIT’s Photography & Visual Arts Course and mentors photography students.
In 2019 her first solo exhibition 'Lines & Tangles' featuring aerial abstractions of the Tarangire National Park in Tanzania raised over $30,000 for vulnerable communities in Tanzania.
St Andrews Bach in Victoria, Australia – Designed by Wolveridge Architects
Barbara Bühler Switzerland
“Since my earliest childhood I have been fascinated by pictures, figurative objects and photographs in the illustrated books on the bookshelves in my parents' house. My grandfather's sacred wax figure collection, which was in the basement, was my first and an intensive encounter with art, a votive folk art that, with its filigree execution and its mysterious, from today's perspective also somewhat morbid, narrative appearance has a great influence on who had my own very precise powers of observation.
However, I was denied my wish to complete an education in art. Through the craft I learned and probably also through this early acquired ability, I still found a way to express myself artistically and to visualize my magical view of the world.”
Apartment Building Triesen – Designed by Degelo Architekten
Tina Kulic Canada
Being captivated by imagery since she was old enough to hold a camera, Tina set out to be a photographer and never looked back. For the last 15 years she has harnessed her skill as a Photographer and Studio Manager. Her experience working under the best has not only honed her photography skills, but also opened her mind to the world of possibilities that can be captured in each photograph.
Working with clients from all over the world, her work has been published in The New York Times, Canadian House and Home, Western Living and more.
Yaletown Penthouse – Designed by Gillian Segal Design
Ossip van Duivenbode
Ossip van Duivenbode Netherlands
Ossip van Duivenbode (1981) studied History of Architecture and then worked at AIR, the architecture center of Rotterdam. Since 2010 he has been working as an independent architectural photographer. His clients include architects, publishing houses and cultural institutions. His photographs appear in books, magazines and international journals.
Ossip is one of the initiators of OMI, a public center for architecture.
“Architecture and urban planning are completely involved in my existence. When I walk through a city I am constantly observing. What is the influence of a building on the environment, what are interesting details, how do they relate to people?”
With his photography he is looking for the large-scale architecture that is broken by small human use; to the urban places that are intimate again by the small-scale, sometimes temporary, interventions.
WERK12 in Munich, Germany – Designed by MVRDV + N-V-O Architekten
Ivan Casal Nieto
Ivan Casal Nieto Spain
Born in Pontevedra (Galicia, Spain), now live in A Coruña, where he graduated in architecture in 2010. I like photography since my youth/adolescence, and I tried to improve and develope it little by little through the years of training in the world of space and object design. During my degree I already combine the collaboration with different architecture offices and my work in Architecture, Interiorism, and Design photograph, so now my daily work is to transmit through images the creations of the design professionals.
Prado Capilla House in Pontevedra – Designed by Paco Galiñanes Estudio
Joana França Brazil
She graduated as an Architect and Urbanist at the University of Brasília in 2003 and studied photography at the International Center of Photography, in New York. Since then, she has dedicated herself to architecture and city photography.
She works in partnership with architects and publishers to document recent Brazilian architectural production and its modern heritage.
With her authorial work, she participates in exhibitions, especially the solo shows Brasilia: 50 Years Exhibit, at Cornell University, in 2010, and L’Architecture de Brasilia et Oscar Niemeyer, at Maison du Brésil, in Paris, 2017.
Among other publications, she photographed for the Guia das Obras de Oscar Niemeyer — Brasília 50 Years, edited by the Chamber of Deputies and the Institute of Architects of Brazil. And in 2011 she produced the Brasilia architecture guide created for the 9th DOCOMOMO International Seminar. Internationally, she collaborated with the Architectural Guide Brazil, by the German publisher Dom Publishers, from 2013.
Since 2012 she has been recording the work of visual artists across Brazil, especially Ai Weiwei, Antony Gormley, Cai Guo-Qiang, Christian Boltanski, Erwin Wurm, among others.
Tropical Shed in Manaus, Brazil – Designed by Laurent Troost Architectures
Tian Fang Fang
Tian Fang Fang China
I was born in Enshi, a small town with scenic landscape in western Hubei, which is also a region where the Tujia and Miao people live in. All my memories of childhood is related to nature and the countryside. With the distinctive changes in four seasons in the mountain area, time was easily perceived, providing an enjoyable playground for kids like me to explore. I finished primary and junior high school in the countryside, and this is the reason why that kind of experience was deeply imprinted in my childhood memories. Life and growth in the countryside determined how I look upon nature, and also gave me the ability to perceive and capture the harmonious state of everything in the world. Later in my photographic work, this ability was transformed into a very important way of seeing, and became part of the inspirations that aroused my intuition in photography.
I have been fond of photography since I was at college, which continued as a hobby until I graduated to work. I first worked for a design institute, and apart from working overtime, I spent most of my spare time shooting photos. I did not have any specific purpose or plan for photographing, and the only thing I knew I love to do was to document things by photos.
During this period, I was fortunate to meet a group of friends who were also passionate about photography, and the experience of participating in a film-developing training workshop allowed me to know more fellows in the photographic art circle, which literally opened the door to my knowledge of photography. For the first time I felt the true glamour and energy of photography, and it was also at that time I was motivated to become a professional photographer, feeling that I could probably do something valuable with my camera.
The experience of working as an architect has certainly influenced and benefit my practice in photographing, which allows me to understand buildings more composedly, and to explore their structure, spaces, materials and details from the perspective of a designer. This will provide an objective and rational guide for me to draw up the shooting plan and organize the formulation of the lens language.
Composition, or framing, is the first and crucial step in an actual shooting process, and it determines the way you view the building as well as the subject and content you want to convey. In addition to the composition, another decisive factor that influences your outcome is the use of light. Architectural photography is more featured by natural light that can not be subjectively controlled, so in a sense photographing is a process of chasing the light, and also, experience the light. Finally, a rather important thing is the presentative feeling, which means the photographer needs to establish an instant emotional connection with the site. It comes from the experience that the photographer roams his body and immerses in the space until all the positive factors are mobilized to be able to seize the very moment to press the shutter.
Throughout the past experiences, one of the most memorable photos was taken from Taizhou Art Museum: I was supposed to document the construction process, but accidentally captured the most iconic look of the building. There were many irreconcilable contradictions during the construction and interior design phase due to the client’s reasons, but it did not prevent the architect from initially conceiving the museum as a pure “framework” that could standing immutably, despite the excessive using and reforming, or even at last becoming a ruin. I thought that the photo of the art museum had just highlighted the essence of the “framework” . At such a dramatic moment, between the physical structure and the “ruins” of the future, it seemed to exist beyond time.
Taizhou Contemporary Art Museum in China – Designed by Atelier Deshaus
Tan Xiao China
Tan Xiao is an architecture photographer based in Xi’An, China.
He works with serval studios from China, such as Sangu Design, META-Artisan Architects, IAPA PTY, HONG Designworks, point to point design, S5Design, TAOA Architects, DsD Dianshi Design Office and many others.
- 2019 International Photography Awards - Honorable Mention - 2019 The Architectural Photography Awards - Shortlisted - 2021 International Photography Awards - Honorable Mention - 2021 Photography MasterPrize Award - Winners Best of Best - 2021 The Architectural Photography Awards - Overall winner
Wangzhou and OCAT Xi’an Pavilion in China – Designed by IAPA PTY. LTD.
David Frutos Spain
Photographer specialized in architecture, he began making photographic reports of all kinds, going on to specialize in the field of architecture in 2001, earning a magnificent reputation that has led him to carry out reports throughout the national geography, positioning himself as the most sought-after Spanish architectural photographer. of the moment. His work has been published in more than 300 publications around the world, as well as in countless digital media. David Frutos has participated in different exhibitions, highlighting his selection for Photoencuentros 2010 for his report on the Polaris World resorts. He has given various conferences, courses and seminars, as well as participated in round tables and juries on various occasions.
He is a founding partner of the BISimages agency.
Business Incubator in Archena, Spain – Designed by AMAA
Simon Garcia Spain
“My name is Simón García and I have dedicated myself exclusively to architectural photography for more than 15 years. He carried out commissions for architecture offices, interior designers, construction companies, real estate companies, public administrations, advertising agencies, publishers and companies in the sector. I am also in charge of giving diffusion and visibility to the reports. The result of this are the projects that have been published in the most prestigious architecture magazines and digital publications both nationally and internationally.
I teach the Architecture Photography course at Escola Sert del COAC and I am a member of the Association of Professional Photographers of Spain AFP. My work has been recognized with 5 National LUX Awards in the category of Architecture Photography.”
Teatro L’Artesà in El Prat de Llobregat, Spain – Designed by Forgas Arquitectes + AMM Arquitectes
Shai Epstein Israel
Born in 1974 in the city of Haifa, Shai Epstein is a professional photographer based in Israel who specialises in the fields of architectural and interior design photography. Shai says photography has always been a part of His life. Trained as a cinematographer he shaped his way of looking at the world and the plethora of human actions through the glasses of life stories. "Architecture and Interior photography touches directly on the lives of people and the choices they make” he says, "Architecture for me cannot be cut off from life. It was created for us and is in constant contact with us humans and the surroundings we live in”. His photos are being published on a regular basis in magazines, books and internet sites in Israel and around the world.
Golden Apartment facing the Sea in Tel-Aviv, Israel – Designed by Alex Mitlis
Daici Ano Japan
Daici Ano is an architecture photographer based in Tokyo, Japan. He has photographed several projects designed by Kengo Kuma and Associates and many other Japanese and international architects, such as Jun Igarashi Architects, Noiz Architects, General Design, UUFIE, Nendo, Atelier Tsuyoshi Tane Architects and many others.
GC Prostho Museum Research Center in Kasugai-Shi, Japan – Designed by Kengo Kuma and Associates
Panagiotis Voumvakis Greece
“I am an architecture and design photographer based in Athens, Greece and working with engineers, architects, designers, artists and journalists. With a long-lasting passion for design and form and a track record of projects throughout mainland Greece and the islands, I strive to produce captivating architectural images and video. My work involves high-end residence, architectural photography and hotel and leisure space photography.
What pleasure I take in architectural photography consists of approaching each work with a different tactic. My aim is to not simply record my object, but to present it in such a way that it becomes self-evident. I work on three axes. I take advantage of all the peculiarities of the structure, composition and geometry of shapes, exploit the natural environment and bring out the light. The ultimate goal in my images is for the recipient to be aesthetically moved either by the structure or by the image itself.
With the ample display of cutting-edge and inspiring architecture that’s sprung in Greece in recent years, I find my work more exciting than ever before. As no two structures or interiors are identical, I learn something new with every photoshoot. I keep my approach personal and pro-active, offering options that are aesthetically pleasing and as accurate as possible to the expectations of my clients.”
Ncaved House in Agios Sostis, Greece – Designed by MOLD Architects
Ingo Rasp Switzerland
Ingo Rasp is an award winning architecture and aerial landscape photographer. With a special emphasis on interior spaces he is passionate about documenting contemporary architecture in Switzerland and beyond.
Through his background as a trained architect he sharpened his eye for the fine interplay of spatial structures, proportions and details which constitute a stage for the most imaginative scenes of our everyday lives. Beside his commercial assignments he is also pursuing his own art projects.
He uses the medium of aerial photography to deal with our (limited) possibilities of perception.
MMR Architekten Berlin - Schulanlage IGIS
Jonathan Leijonhufvud China
Jonathan Leijonhufvud photographs architecture, interiors and still life. Born in Sweden, raised in China, Jonathan works internationally with offices in Beijing and Hong Kong. When not freezing time, Jonathan plays drums with the Chinese rock band P.K.14.
Chapel of Sound in Jinshanling, China – Designed by Open Architecture
Atik Bheda India
Born in Navsari,India, I studied architecture in BVBCET in Hubballi, Karnataka and worked as an Architect in Mumbai, Bangalore and Ahmedabad.
I have been experimenting with various genres of photography for more than 10 years and found my interest in Architectural photography. For me, Architectural photography is meditative, a prayer, a process to seek the absolute truth in the objects, materials and the built environment.
I believe in using my art and camera as a tool to capture the soul of the project, to make others feel what I see - not just the outer aesthetic but the inner essence as well. The intention is to allow the light and nature to do its job in all purity as I do mine, working in tandem to create a visual narrative. I'm grateful to Home & Design Trends awards, to recognise and shortlist me for the awards in 2017 at a young age of 22. My works have been published by multiple design magazines including IA&B, Home & design trends to name a few.
Other than architectural photography, I'm keen on capturing landscapes, streets & people.
Onnis Luque Mexico
Onnis has been published in various architecture books and publications, as well as in exhibitions worldwide. He is specialized in Architecture Photography and Video. Oniis Luque works with several architecture studios in Mexico.
House in El Torón – Designed by IUA Ignacio Urquiza Arquitectos
Rasmus Hjortshøj Denmark
COAST is an architectural photography and research studio specialising in the representation of space, architecture and urban environments. COAST is founded by Rasmus Hjortshøj, photographer and architect Ph.D.Through architectural photography, the studio portrays the work of leading practices and institutions in the field of architecture and design. Through territorial photography, the studio engages in the visual mapping and aesthetic framing of natural/urban territories. Through research and design, the studio engages in a variety of collaborations in practice and academia.
COAST engages in a variety of approaches, media, and collaborations all gravitating around representation of the urban environment. A collective architecture.
COAST argues that the aesthetic framing of both the objects and territory may help identify challenges and novel solutions relating to physical transformation processes in the intersection between architecture and the environment. Focus is particularly drawn to the coastal territory where urban fabric superimposed on dynamic landscapes often disregards the natural forces that remain the premise for human settlement - bringing to attention a lack of negotiation between dynamic territories and urban intervention.
Forest Tower in Haslev, Copenhagen – Designed by Effekt
Taran Wilkhu United Kingdom
Taran is a lifestyle photographer based in London, specialising in interiors, architecture and portrait photography. Available for commissions worldwide. British born photographer Taran Wilkhu’s career traversed travel, fashion, film and television before he discovered a passion for lifestyle photography. Of Indian heritage, Taran lived in Japan and studied language and sociology before returning to the UK to take up architectural photography at London College of Communications.
Shooting architecture, interiors and lifestyles for editorial, commercial and advertising clients globally, Taran’s work focuses on exploring the interaction between people and space in the built environment.
Severels House in Runcton, West Sussex, UK – Designed by Walter Greaves
Stéphane Brügger Canada
Stephane Brugger, an architectural photographer located in Montreal, has earned a solid reputation in his field. His clients are confident that their projects will be shown in their best light.
His creativity, his mastery of light and his overall expertise lead to dynamic and harmonious compositions which enliven the architectural subjects he portrays.
Stéphane enjoys working closely with his clients in order to meet their specific needs and visions.
University of Montreal Science Complex – Designed by Menkès Shooner Dagenais Letourneux Architectes
Mujib Ojeifo Nigeria
“My name is Mujib. I have always been fascinated by layers, patterns, lines, edges and curves. Every image produced takes these qualities into perspective.
Photography is a means through which I express this love for shapes and patterns. What started as a hobby for me has grown into complete passion and love.
For as long as there is light (whether natural or ambient), with a well thought through composition, every interior and architectural photo taken is bound to hold you spellbound.”
Abijo Mosque in Lagos, Nigeria – Designed by Patrickwaheed Design Consultancy
Tuomas Uusheimo Finland
“Thru my photography I am trying to observe and understand the human built environments in relation to their erectors and inhabitants. Life span of buildings outlast that of their creators. They remain standing even if the very reason of their existence or the original function has disappeared. Buildings carry their past with them; I want to photograph their memories.”
Tuomas Uusheimo is a Finnish photographer working on both commercial assignments and personal projects. The works concentrate on architecture, built environments, designed interiors and objects.
Tuomas's photographs have been published extensively in international publications and his work has been exhibited in England, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Tunisia and the United States. He is currently teaching architectural photography as a visiting teacher for Lahti Institute of Design and Fine Arts and KS Koolitus.
Helsinki Central Library Oodi – Designed by ALA architects
Mark Elst Netherlands
"I am an architecture & interiors photographer mainly working for architects, designers and magazines in Europe. Honestly I never thought of being a photographer, but now five years after I first picked up a camera photography has become my main passion.
Tired of the Dutch weather and looking for a new challenge, my girlfriend and I decided to change course and move to the South of France. We started working in the rental business, this is where I started making photos for the first time. From that moment onward things has moved very quick.
My passion lies with architecture & design because unique homes make me the most excited. This is where can spend all my time and energy to capture that one unique photo. My approach is to deliver dynamic natural looking images with strong compositions that brings architecture to life."
Villa in France – Designed by SAOTA and K Interiors
Cai Yunpu China
Interior and still life are Cai’s main photography directions. He is good at balancing the composition between subjects of different scales when they are in the same frame. Cai’s works are mostly presented with perception of natural light, which not only faithfully presents the appearance of the subject but also gives the picture a sense of comfort and warmth.
Cai has been cooperating with well-known media, including AD (Architectural Digest), ELLE DECORATION, GQ, Wallpaper, Marie Claire, IDEAT, Noblesse, TRAVELER, VOGUE, The OutLook Magazine, The Bund Magazine, etc. Furthermore, Cai also worked for brands like BOFFI, Cindy Chao Jewel, HUAWEI, Kvadrat, Maison Dada, NATUZZI, SILKY MIRACLE and so on.
Yunqi Martial Arts: Sun and Moon in China – Designed by Miye Design
United Arab Emirates
Catalin Marin United Arab Emirates
My name is Catalin Marin and I am a photographer based for the last 15 years in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, specializing in architectural, interior and lifestyle imagery.
My background in design has given me a unique perspective and an eye for detail which has allowed me to work with top tier clients across the region, focusing on architectural and interior photography as well as lifestyle and advertising images. I have provided creative imagery for clients like Starwood, Samsung, Ericsson, Kempinski, Grand Hyatt, Virgin Australia, Emirates and many others.
Passionate about photography since my dad took me out for my first snaps at the age of 9, I have been internationally recognised and my work has been featured by Nikon, BBC Travel, Lonely Planet Middle East, National Geographic, Time Out, Mondo*ARC and Geo Magazine, while my “Foggy Sunrise in Dubai” photograph quickly become one of the most shared National Geographic Photo of the Day for 2011.
Since 2007, I run a popular travel photography blog, with over 1000 articles published so far, which has attracted more than a million visitors.
I am also a Nikon Middle East ambassador, teaching photography throughout the Middle East and Africa. Occasionally, I put together exciting travel photography adventures and workshops throughout the world.
House of Wisdom Library and Cultural Center in United Arab Emirates – Designed by Foster + Partners
Tom Harris USA
Tom Harris is an Architectural Photographer living in Chicago. Days spent behind the camera working with brilliant architects and designers are what fuel his creativity.
Tom Harris began his career as an Architectural Photographer in 2009 immediately after graduating with a BFA from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He started as an apprentice at Hedrich Blessing Photographers where he became a staff photographer in 2013.
From small practices to international firms, Tom enjoys collaborating with a wide range of clients including, Studio Gang Architects, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Gensler, Perkins+Will, Stantec, Partners By Design, Valerio Dewalt Train, The Chicago Botanic Gardens, John Ronan Architects, and more.
Tom views every shoot as a chance to collaborate with other creative professionals. The photography shoot is a discussion between designer and photographer and the finished photographs are stronger as a result of this teamwork.
Tom's photographs have been widely published internationally and can be seen in recent issues of Metropolis Magazine, The Architect's Newspaper, and Architectural Record. The recently published Benjamin H. Marshall, Chicago Architect features Tom's image on the cover as well as dozens of images within the book. His photographs can also be found on sites such as The LA Times, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Dezeen, and Design Boom.
The Visual Arts Building at the University Of Iowa, USA - Designed by Steven Holl Architects
Rafaela Netto Brazil
Photographer for 17 years, since 2013 focuses on architectural photography.
Recently based in cairo, researched and photographed mosques’ architecture, in addition to carrying out commercial photoshoots of contemporary Egyptian architecture.
Tamboré Jaguariúna Complex in Brazil – Designed by FGMF
Annika Feuss Germany
My work focuses on rooms and buildings. Places. In Cologne, Düsseldorf and everywhere else. I take photos for: architects, interior designers, facade planners, furniture manufacturers, companies, museums, scenographers, project developers and everyone else who wants to capture architecture, rooms and interior design visually.
Photography helps to preserve what has been achieved: projects at the moment of completion, temporary structures, or individual construction progress for documentation purposes. With my pictures, with detailed photographs, suitable light, with my feeling for structures and spaces, I want to preserve the buildings of others. In such a way that ambience and materials become and remain tangible for the viewer – even decades later.
It all started with assisting Ralph Richter before and during my photography studies at the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences. So it makes sense that I specialized in architectural photography during my studies. Since graduating in 2011, I have been working as a freelance photographer for architecture, interiors and museums. With a special fondness for exciting, graphic, tidy image structures. In Germany, Europe and worldwide - wherever interesting orders are waiting.
Dortmund Concert Hall – Designed by Architekten Schröder Schulte-Ladbeck Strothmann
Felix Gerlach Sweden
Science fiction and a longing for the unknown have always been driving forces for me. Both the grandiosely monumental and the stripped down and stylised have, together with my love for technology and industry, created the backbone to my visual language. I strive to refine the pictorial space, to find lines and symmetry that bring out the luxurious and genuine in every object I photograph.
AXXIS Communications in Lund, Sweden – Designed by Fojab Arkitekter AB
Giorgio Marafioti Switzerland
Giorgio Marafioti is an architectural photographer based in Paris and Lugano.
He studied Architecture in Switzerland . After many years working as a landscape architect in Paris, he decided to start his own business as a photographer with a particular interest in architecture.
Villa Molli in Sala Comacina, Italy – Designed by Lorenzo Guzzini
Ariadna Polo Mexico
Ariadna Polo is an architect graduated from The Technological Institute of Monterrey (ITESM), Campus Queretaro in Mexico. Always interested in photography, she began exploring architectural photography during her studies. She worked as an architect in different offices in Queretaro and afterwards in Mexico City, while doing photography at the same time. She is currently based in both cities.
Ariadna is interested in communicating the essence of each space through her photography; she wants to transmit living projects going beyond aesthetic.
Sabino 10 House in Queretaro, Mexico – Designed by Editorial Arq
United Arab Emirates
Shoayb Khattab United Arab Emirates
Shoayb Khattab is an International Award-Winning Filmmaker and Photographer living and working in the UAE where he came to develop his skills in both photo and video fields.
Following a successful study of art throughout childhood that earned him distinction and awards for his skills in drawing, Shoayb has transformed that art obsession and passion into profession which earned him more than 40+ Local and International award and festival in the fields of Photography and Filmmaking.
A Degree in Architecture bridged the gap for Shoayb from drawing to photography. This not only laid the foundation for his work in Architectural Photography, but also for his work in video production and content creation. Fascinated by all kinds of photography, Shoayb splits his time developing skills in every area, but none perhaps as much as Architectural Filmmaking and Photography where his work is most inspired. The opportunities to discover new angles, new perspectives, and new visions that Architectural photography provides speak deeply and inspirationally to him as both a photographer and artist.
Jameel Arts Centre Dubai, UAE – Designed by Serie Architects
Luis Ferreira Alves
Luis Ferreira Alves Portugal
Luis Ferreira Alves was born in Valadares, V.N. Gaia, in 1938. Active section of the Cineclube do Porto, in the 50's, co-founder of the Small Format and Experimental Cinema Section, he was part of the team that made the documentary “Auto da Floripes”. In 1962 he was arrested by the PIDE and tried in the Plenary Court of Porto, having been compulsively removed from Banco Ferreira Alves & Pinto Leite where he had worked with his father until then. He then carried out a wide range of commercial activities that left little time for his personal projects.
In the early 1980s, as an amateur, he resumed intense photographic activity, including the exhibition in collaboration with Gabriela Ribeiro on the independent theater “Fotografia de Cena” na Árvore, where he also later exhibited a large series of images on the theme of destruction. city of Porto – “In search of lost color”.
In 1983, as a result of this activity, he was invited by his friend Architect Pedro Ramalho to present a slideshow on his architectural work at a seminar at the Escola Superior de Belas Artes do Porto; that was the point of starting point for his activity as a professional photographer. He specializes in architectural, heritage and territory photography and is regularly published in magazines around the world. He collaborated closely with architects from the so-called Escola do Porto, namely Eduardo Souto Moura whose work he has systematically followed.
A director of architecture and cultural videos, he has edited dozens of books and held numerous exhibitions, some of them co-authored, both inside and outside the country. On October 8, 2013, in Lisbon, he was awarded the title of Honorary Member of the Ordem dos Arquitectos. In July 2015 he was awarded the Municipal Medal of Merit – Gold Grade by the Porto City Council. In 2016 he published a book about his long collaboration with Eduardo Souto de Moura with the title: “Luis Ferreira Alves – Photographs in Obras de Eduardo Souto de Moura”.
Porto Metro – Designed by Eduardo Souto de Moura
Adam Sturino Canada
Adam Sturino is an award winning fine art photographer from Toronto, Ontario.
Specializing in fine art architectural, abstract architecture - Adam always brings his unique touch in order to ensure that his body of work encapsulates his ethos - modern, cinematic, and minimal. The end result blurs the line between editorial and fine art, communicating intent as well as concept and execution.
Adam was internationally recognized for his work in architectural photography by being selected as a category winner in the 2021 Loop Design Awards.
Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, USA – Designed by Gehry Partners
Brian Berkowitz USA
“Hi, my name is Brian and I have the privilege of collaborating with some amazing design-and-build professionals to create images that convey my clients’ creative vision. By consistently showcasing important design choices and build details, I help my clients to differentiate their brand and attract new customers.
Photography has always been a cornerstone of my life. My father was a professional photographer and I started assisting at his photoshoots when I was 12-years-old. To me, it didn’t matter if I was carrying equipment, changing lenses or loading a roll of film, it became an obsession for me. So much so, that I knew early-on that being a professional photographer was what I wanted to do with my life. My passion for the craft compelled me to pursue and complete a degree from New York’s School of Visual Arts.
So, why should this be important to you? Well, as a creative, you know the value in working with people who are just as passionate in their work, as you are in yours; and I can tell you that I love what I do!
My long-time clients will tell you that I’m thorough and purposeful in my approach at a shoot, with an ability to simplify the most challenging situations. My family and friends will tell you that I’m honest, reliable, hard-working and very energetic, which comes in handy as the father of two young boys!”
World Trade Center Transportation Hub - The Oculus - in New York, USA – Designed by Santiago Calatrava
Nanne Springer Canada
I am a freelance photographer with clients based mostly in Canada, Iceland, Scotland and Germany. Currently I am residing in Montréal, Québec.
Professionally I work with Architects, Interior Designers and Product Designers, as well as Independent Businesses and Collectives covering mostly Interior, Exterior and Aerial Architecture Photography as well as Product Photography.
Gufunes Cemetery in Reykjavik, Iceland – Designed by Arkibúllan ehf
Simon Menges Germany
Simon Menges is an architecture photographer based in Berlin, Germany.
He has extensively photographed the projects of David Chipperfield Architects, Barozzi Veiga, Herzog & De Meuron and also many other international architects, such as Meck Architekten, Erbar Mattes, JWA Berlin, Jan Rosler Architekten and many others.
Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin designed by Mies van der Rohe - Refurbished by David Chipperfield Architects
Boegly Grazia France
Boegly + Grazia, Luc and Sergio, are architectural photographers. They both live in Paris. From their very first encounter in 2013, a friendship developed that would lead them to create the duo Boegly and Grazia in 2016, in addition to their individual activities. The duo is animated by the desire to capture, together, the masterpieces of European architecture, approaching them without preconceptions. They seek to push their own boundaries, to crossfertilise their working practices, and to give rise to different images. What Sergio likes the most about Luc is his irrefutable way of seeing things: “Luc always manages to encapsulate the essence of what he sees, reorganising and re-transcribing it into precise and explicit images, and he does this on any scale: from whole landscapes to the smallest of details”. What seduced Luc about Sergio is his ability to capture, in a single, essential image, both a human situation within architecture and the characteristics of the building being photographed.
Morocco Pavilion in Expo 2020 Dubai – Designed by Oualalou + Choi
Filip Dujardin Belgium
Filip Dujardin is an artist and a photographer based in Belgium. After studying History of Art with a specialization in architecture at the University of Ghent in 1989 and photography at the Academy of Ghent in 1995, Filip Dujardin started as a technical assistant for the photographer Carl De Keyzer from 1998 to 2000, and then collaborated with Frederik Vercruysse from 2000 to 2006.
Since 2007, Filip Dujardin started to work as an independent photographer and artist playing with the imaginary of architecture and design. His works oscillate between references of the ordinary and implausible structures, creating new architectures made out of assemblages from photographs of real buildings.
His solo exhibitions include “Fictions” first presented at BOZAR in Brussels in 2008, more recently in Highlight Gallery in San Francisco in 2011, and “Imaginary Architecture: Photographs by Filip Dujardin” at the Chazen Museum of Art in Madison in 2010.
His works were exhibited in group shows such as in “High Rise - Idea and Reality” in the Museum Fur Gestaltung in Zurich in 2011, in “Tranquil Dynamism” during the Jeonju Photo Festivall in Jeonju and at “Vero, Falso, Verosimile” in the Casabella Laboratorio of Milan in 2010, in “Ostrale 09” at the International Contemporary Art Exhibition in Dresden and at “L’alibi documentaire” au Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles a Paris in 2009, and in the show “Exister contre les faits” in the Centre de Design in Montreal in 2008.
Filip Dujardin’s works are also part of the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Bozar in Brussels and the Chazen Museum in Wisconsin. His collages and photographs have also been widely published in numerous publications around the world.
Bruges Meetings and Convention Centre in Belgium – Designed by Eduardo Souto de Moura and META Architectuurbureau BVBA
Cemal Emden Turkey
Cemal Emden was born in Kayseri in 1967. He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at Yıldız Technical University in 1990. He continued his master’s degree at his alma mater and completed in 1993. Emden is an architect as well as a professional photographer specializing in architecture, interior decoration, landscape and furniture photography. His photographs were published in magazines, books and exhibition projects both in Turkey and abroad. His clientele includes architects, construction companies, advertisement agencies, graphic designers and architectural publications. Alongside a professional photographic archive in the above subjects, Emden has also independently worked in the Middle East, North America, Europe and Russia and put together a rich archive of architectural images. He founded Studio Architecture in 1992 where he continues his architectural and photographic work. He published “Mimarlık Yıllığı 1” (2000) and “Mimarlık Yıllığı 2“ (2004).
Villa Topos in Turkey – Designed by Salon Alper Derinbogaz
Stijn Bollaert Belgium
"I'm a photographer with a special focus on space and the built environment. In my work I meticulously look for the moment in space or in a landscape, while paying great attention to context.
I started out studying architecture, but switched to studying photography a few years later. During my photography studies I mostly abandoned architecture at first, concentrating on documentary and street photography. While I had been working in and on cities, it wasn't until I did a project on Walter Benjamin's Passagen-Werk that I started looking into the city again as a built environment. Ever since, the synthesis of architecture and photography has been at the center of my work."
Short biography from https://kontextur.info/project/stijnbollaert
Project U Building in Uccle, Belgium – Designed by archipelago
Mathieu Ducros France
Works and lives in Paris and Montpellier. Mathieu Ducros was raised to the photographic image of architecture by the magazines “Le Moniteur, ‘A’A’” and others that hung around the living room of his architect father. It was therefore very early on that, through numerous trips to Asia (Taiwan, Canton, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Hanoi...), he became interested in urban representation, in its movement created by human movements, by the history of the city and how the contemporary architecture initiated by the architect takes hold of this data to create the city.
Siege Social Merial in Lyon – Designed by Agence SCAU
Lorenzo Zandri United Kingdom
Lorenzo Zandri is an architectural photographer and artist based between London and Paris.
Trained as an architect between Rome and Paris, he started to dedicate himself completely to photography and the process of the image in architecture, deciding to not build things but images. The image is a crucial result of an artistically-led process, swinging its position between documenting the built environment but also illustrating a meaning through the image itself. His fine approach aims at narrating spaces and atmospheres recalling different past references and analogies from the archive of paintings and art images related to our culture.
In 2019 his visual research ‘On the riverside’ has been exhibited for the London Festival of Architecture in London and published in different platforms and books. His work has been also displayed in Praha for ‘Behind Camera’, an international exhibition curated by Adam Stěch with Leonardo Finotti among others. In 2020, he has been invited to talk about his practice to the ZoomedIN Festival, an architectural photography festival with some great awarded photographers as Hélène Binet, Adam Mørk, Dennis Gilbert.
He collaborates with different practices and architectural firms worldwide spreading their projects through his lens. His images have frequently been published on architectural and design magazines (DOMUS, AD, Dezeen, designboom, iGNANT etc).
He is the co-founder of ROBOCOOP, an experimental and research art duo project active since 2012 that aims at creating fictional and urban scenarios matching old and new visions through different architectural tools – such as collages, installations, engravings, drawings, photomontages. He also launched two side projects, ZA² and Unsent Postcard.
Lorenzo Zandri is a registered member of ‘The Royal Photographic Society’ of the UK.
Bocconi Campus in Milan, Italy – Designed by SANAA – Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa
Xia Zhi China
Xia Zhi, architecture photographer who strives to capture the texture and mood of architecture and space, and to deliver the visual significance of modern architecture.
Working as an architectural photographer since 2010, Xia Zhi has accumulated rich experience in architecture, space, art and design, and has gradually formed his own unique style and aesthetics. Besides photos, Xia Zhi is also good at telling the story of a particular project with video, building connections between the architect and the viewer to inspire more resonance and imagination, and to maximize the power of the architecture as well as the concept behind.
Xia Zhi has been collaborating with a number of world-known architects and his works are widely published on Wallpaper* (UK), Archdaily, Dezeen, Architectural Record (US), Architecture Review (UK), Domus (IT), INTERNI (IT), Designboo, FRAME (NL) and many other prestigious architecture and design media.
Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort in Huzhou, China – Designed by MAD Architects
Pygmalion Karatzas Greece
Pygmalion Karatzas studied Architecture at the Technical University of Budapest (1991-95), Urban Design at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh (1995-97), and practiced architecture for 12 years. In 2006 he participated in the first 'Ecovillage Design Education' training-of-trainers course in Findhorn organized by the Global Ecovillage Network and endorsed by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. Since 2013 he is focusing systematically on architectural and fine art photography, producing a portfolio of 250+ architectural, commercial and artistic projects from Europe, USA and Middle East.
His images are regularly featured in Greek and international media and they have received over 100 distinctions from leading global photographic competitions. He has participated in exhibitions in Greece, Italy, France, UK and USA with fine art prints being part of public and private collections. Between 2014 and 2019 he served as the photo editor for the Danish Architecture Center at their ezine arcspace.com. Divisare Atlas of Architecture ranks him among the top 100 architectural photographers worldwide. He is a contributing photographer to Arcaid Images London, iStock Getty Images and Adobe Stock.
His book collection ‘Integral Lens’ received the 3rd place in the PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2018 and ‘Nortigo’ received the 2nd place in the Moscow International Foto Awards 2019. Between 2015 and 2016 with the prestigious Fulbright Artist Scholarship award he traveled for 5 months across United States where he conducted the project ‘Integral Lens' - an integral approach to the study and representation of the built environment through the photographic medium. Other noteworthy photo-reportage include: the architectural boom in Doha Qatar; the national pavilions at the EXPO 2015 in Milan; the Oceanus scientific expedition of the University of Patras in Lebanon; the coverage of Attiko Metro constructions in Athens and Thessaloniki for the Hellenic Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport; the environmental expeditions of the A.C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation around Greece with the Typhoon Project.
In collaboration with professor of architecture Mark DeKay and in affiliation with the University of Tennessee in Knoxville their paper on a multi-perspectival approach to architectural photography was presented at the 3rd Integral European Conference in Hungary; at the 5th Trieste Photo Days Festival; and at the Integral Design & Research Lecture Series of the University IUAV of Venice. Since 2019 it became part of an academic mini-term curriculum. ‘Capturing the Human Experience in Place’ was developed and conducted by Mark DeKay, Pygmalion Karatzas and Susanne Bennett as a traveling photographic workshop for students from various faculties.
Through his commissioned assignments from architectural firms, businesses and organisations, his collaborative photojournalistic reportages, as well as his self-initiated photographic projects, he exhibits his passion and dedication to the study, representation and dissemination of the built environment and its broader role as a cultural asset.
Georgetown University in Ar-Rayyan, Qatar – Designed by LEGORRETA
Will Boase Uganda
I work as a freelance photographer and writer. For much of my career I have been based in Kampala, Uganda, where I started my career filing for The Nairobi Star. In 2011 I moved to full-time freelance work, and since have been published in the Guardian, the International Herald Tribune, the Financial Times, de Groene Amsterdammer and elsewhere, as well as working as a stringer for AFP. Words I have written have been published in various outlets including GQ SA and the Architectural Digest.
I have a passion for politics and underdogs, and have produced photographic projects about the rise of the Liberal Democrats in Sheffield in 2008, the campaign of third seed Norbert Mao in the Ugandan election in 2011, the 2013 campaign of Raila Odinga in Kenya doomed by its own hubris, and Pierre Nkurunziza’s bloody coronation in Burundi in 2015. In Kenya and Burundi I worked alongside my long-time collaborator Andrew Green.
Along the way I also discovered a passion for architectural photography, which has come to represent the majority of my commercial work. Past clients range from the Cistercian Monastic Order, to the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, to Renzo Piano. I am fortunate to be tasked with documenting the projects of LocalWorks, a Ugandan architecture firm which features regularly on the global stage.
I am presently enrolled on the Photography and Society MA course at the Royal Academy in Den Haag, and am living in the Netherlands as I complete this course. I remain busy as a freelancer, and am a regular collaborator with the Uganda Press Photo Award (UPPA), for whom I teach and mentor. I also work as a proofreader and copy editor for ZAM magazine, as well as freelancing for clients across the commercial and humanitarian sectors.
Children's Surgical Hospital in Entebbe, Uganda – Designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop + Studio TAMassociati
Andrey Avdeenko Ukraine
Andrey Avdeenko is an architecture and interior photographer based in Kiev, Ukraine.
He works with several studios from Ukraine, such as Azovskiy&Pahomova architects, Palamarchuk Architects, Drozdov & Partners, KUDIN Architects, Valentirov & Partners, loft buro, ater,architects and many others.
Deep Gray Apartment in Krivoi Rog, Ukraine – Designed by Azovskiy&Pahomova architects
Parham Taghioff Iran
1978 born in Tehran, Iran.
- Photo & Video Exhibition “Asymmetrical Authority” & “Historical Kaleidoscope”, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2019.
- Photo Exhibition “Asymmetrical Authority”.Aban Art Gallery, Shiraz, Iran, 2018.
- Photo Exhibition “Hands on/Hands off”, Aun Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2014.
- Photo and Video Art Exhibition “Bookmark” (Chough Alef) & “Domestic Bodies”, Aun Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2012.
- Conceptual Art Exhibition “Thing In Itself”, Aun Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2010.
- Performance & Video Art Exhibition ”Tomorrow may not ever be”, Khak Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2005.
- Performance & Video Art Exhibition ”…Tomorrow may not ever be.”, Arte’ Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2003.
Awards & Prizes
- Exterior Architecture Photography Awarded, Architecture Master Prize 2021.
- International Architectural Photography Awards (APA) shortlisted, 2021.
- Format21 shortlisted, Derby, UK, 2020.
- International Architectural Photography Award shortlisted, Budapest, Hungary, 2017.
- Magic Of Persia Contemporary Art Prize shortlisted, London, UK, 2013
- NYIP and New York State Educational Department award of merit for outstanding photo projects, 2007.
- Awarded master photographer regnant diploma with an honorary degree of excellence by the Institute of American Image press and the IFPO, 2005.
- Lifetime distinction of honor for photographic achievement from The Institute of American Image Press and the IFPO, 2004.
- NYIP and New York State Educational Department award of merit for outstanding photo projects, 2004.
- First prize winner, International photo contest, New York Institute of Photography, 2003.
- Second prize winner, “Enduring Peace” photo contest (Red Crescent Society photo contest and exhibition), 2002.
Barin Ski Resort in Iran – Designed by RYRA Studio
Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh
Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh Iran
Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh is an architecture photographer based in Theran, Iran.
He works with several contemporary studios from Iran, such as UC21 Architects, Zandigan Architects, White Cube Atelier, MA Office, White on White Studio, Hamedart, Bio-Design Architects, Dida Office and many others.
Cantilever House in Mosha, Iran – Designed by uc21 architects
deed studio Iran
Deed Studio by using its members` education and studies in the field of architecture and photography has focused its activities on architectural photography. Before taking pictures the team always spend their time apperceiving each exclusive project through a very deep and precise visual study. And by this, Deed Studio is trying to help architects to have a better expression of the features and architectural values of their projects.
Jadgal Elementary School in Seyyed Bar, Iran – Designed by Daaz Office
Norbert Tukaj Lithuania
Norbert Tukaj obtained his MA Architecture degree in Vilnius, Lithuania. After graduating Norbert started working as an architect in the same city. During these 5 years he worked on large and small projects, completed buildings and acquired a thorough understanding of architectural language.
Alongside architectural practice Norbert steadily improved his photography skills which evolved from a pastime activity to a new professional practice. Norbert looks forward to and accepts new challenges so as to inquire and reveal architecture through the photographic medium.
Existing context, changing weather conditions and the position of the sun help in capturing architecture, its character and place.
A close collaboration with architects helps in revealing project ideas in pictures.
Flat in Zverynas, Vilnius, Lithuania – Designed by HEIMA architects
Edmon Leong Hong Kong
Edmon Leong has been photographing interior design and architecture for over 15 years. Canadian born and working from his studio in Hong Kong, he travels extensively all over the globe documenting projects designed by award winning architects and designers.
His client list includes David Collins Studio, Joyce Wang, Yabupushelberg, HBA, Aedas, Piero Lissoni, Tara Bernerd & Partners, Ikebuchi, Kokai Studio, LTW Design Works, CL3, BTR, Via Arc, UNStudio, Zaha Hadid, Mandarin Oriental Hotels, Rosewood Hotels, Shangrila Hotels, Grand Hyatt Hotels, Swire Hotels, Make Architects, Arquatectonica, NBBJ, FTP Farrell, Frank Gehry & Partners, Givenchy, LVMH, Hermes, and many more. His photos have frequently appeared in international design journals such as Design Anthology, Architecture Digest, Frame, Wall Paper, Interior Design and Dezeen.
HKU Medical School Lobby in Hong Kong – Designed by Atelier Nuno
Relja Ivanić Serbia
An architect by education, I am now an accomplished architectural photographer, working in collaboration with architects, institutions, and clients to create original and iconic photographs of architecture. I co-founded the Serbian contemporary architecture platform Super Prostor. I focus on contemporary and Modernist architecture. I collaborate closely with Kosta Mijić and DaNS (Association of Novi Sad Architects).
House in Divčibare, Serbia – Designed by EXE STUDIO