The best contemporary architecture photographers lifestyle
With the development of new audiovisual narratives, images have played a significant role in the planning and communication of architectural projects.
Ever since Joseph Nicéphore took the first still image in history in 1827 from his window at the Le Gras estate in Burgundy (France), photography has been in a process of constant evolution with the introduction of new techniques and languages.
Film, advertising, journalism, fashion, and architecture have incorporated new audiovisual tools into their daily work, to reinforce their messages and make their projects easier to understand – in a dynamic and effective way. This is precisely what the following architectural photographers have done, outlined in our list below:
Subliminal Image atmospheres
Based in Madrid and New York, Miguel de Guzmán and Rocío Romero have been practising architectural photography for years. Defining themselves as atmosphere “hunters”, their audiovisual language is replete with perspectives, light contrasts, and bright colours.
The organic world of Mariela Apollonio
If anything defines Mariela Apollonio’s approach, it’s naturalness. Her images of buildings, empty rooms, and green spaces have a focus on the control of light, and the ordered distribution of construction materials used for decorative purposes.
Alfonso Calza’s multifaceted approach
The lessons he received at the Valencia School of Architecture led Alfonso Calza to find not only his own photographic style, but his own audiovisual narrative. “I like working with video because architecture is a static element, and this approach makes it easier to capture light and play with scale”, he said to Porcelanosa Lifestyle.
Adrián Mora: independent communication
Adrián Mora’s translates three strands into every one of his projects: communication, photography, and architecture. His images focus on pure forms, landscapes, and the potential of every space. “An architect is there to fulfil his customer’s dream, and the photographer is there to make the architect proud of his project”, says Mora himself.
Diego Opazo: a new narrative
Diego Opazo’s way of viewing and portraying his subjects has captivated architects such as Fran Silvestre, Antonio Altarriba, and Santatecla Arquitectos, and his audiovisual work lends additional exclusivity to all their projects. “I work as a team with the architect. This is why it’s important for an architect to explain the origin, concepts, and history behind each project to the photographer” describes Opazo.
The visual appetite of Sebastián Vecchi
Sebastián Vecchi’s photography specialises in gastronomy, institutions, and residences, and his moving images portray the continuous progression of modern societies.
Cosmopolitan photography by Alexander Volodin
Volodin’s photographs have been published in some of the world’s leading international magazines. Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Moscow Cosmopolitan have turned to him on more than once occasion thanks to the delicate realism he portrays through his lens. Although much of his work centres on interior design, Volodin’s portfolio also includes travel reportage and documentary portraits.
Salva Méndez: oriental light
An SLR camera led Salva Méndez to abandon his career as an architect, acquiring the new status of photographer. Based in Shanghai for some years, Méndez’s shots bring eastern light and western urbanism together.
Plays on depth with Dian Stanchev
Through his plays on levels, symmetry, and depth, this Bulgarian photographer seeks out the more human side of buildings.
- 1 Subliminal Image atmospheres
- 2 The organic world of Mariela Apollonio
- 3 Alfonso Calza’s multifaceted approach
- 4 Adrián Mora: independent communication
- 5 Diego Opazo: a new narrative
- 6 The visual appetite of Sebastián Vecchi
- 7 Cosmopolitan photography by Alexander Volodin
- 8 Salva Méndez: oriental light
- 9 Plays on depth with Dian Stanchev