About Architectural Photography Almanac

“Architects live and die by the images that are taken of their work, as these images alone are what most people see. For every person who visits a private house, there are maybe 10,000 who only view it as a photo.”

Julius Shulman

Architectural Photography Almanac (APA) was created as a hub for architectural photographers. We regularly feature members of the architectural photography community and their outstanding work in articles and interviews, discuss business strategies, share technique and equipment knowledge, and take a critical look at the craft of architectural photography.

Founded in 2018, the goal of APA is to serve as a resource for inspiration and empowerment of freelance architectural photographers all across the globe.

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Meet the Writers

Mike Kelley

Owner / Founder

I'm a photographer based in Los Angeles, California who specializes in photographing architecture; I also have a mild airplane obsession.

Lexi Taciak

STAFF WRITER

Howdy! I'm Lexi, a photographer, graphic designer, and writer. After my husband and I restored our 1919 home in Baltimore, I developed a love of all things architectural.

As a huge nerd for post-processing and elaborate detail work, I've found great joy in the labors of love that photographing architecture demands. In my former travels around the globe as an ad agency photographer, I've fallen even further in love with the various structures and niches that AP has to offer!

Usman Dawood

Staff Writer

For the last 6 years, I've been working as an architectural photographer; these years have been the best of my life so far and I'm enjoying it so much. I also have a YouTube channel which is steadily growing.

My personal life includes my wonderful wife, my beautiful daughter Amelia, and my cuddly cat Mew. My favourite sport is boxing, Spotify is life, and if I'm not taking a picture, I'm probably smoking a cigar.

Veeral Patel

STAFF WRITER

I'm a Kiwi photographer living in Melbourne, Australia, photographing Interiors and Architecture. Obsessed with Petersen bricks as well as furniture pieces designed by Patrica Urquiola.

Aside from photographing architecture, I am a tragic MAMIL and a Campagnolo fanatic.

György Palkó

STAFF WRITER

Based in Ajak, Hungary, I am a father, husband, and architectural photographer - these three "roles" fills my entire life. When I'm not with my family, you can find me photographing architecture, cheering for AC Milan (have been a fan since birth!) or out for a run.

Brandon Vogts

Staff Writer

Born and raised in suburban Kansas, I moved to Los Angeles in 2013, where I found my niche in architectural photography. Since then, I’ve specialized in photographing interiors and architecture.

Other passions include music, technology, and art. Sometimes I say hurtful things during Mario Kart, and I refuse to acknowledge messages written in Comic Sans.

Dane Alonso

STAFF WRITER

I lead a double life as an architect and architectural photographer based in Mexico City, a metropolis full of contrast. I periodically travel back to the tranquility of the Alps where I finished my architecture studies and met my life partner.

I'm interested in proportion systems, asymmetry and maps.

Darren Bradley

STAFF WRITER

Darren is a San Diego-based architectural photographer with a passion for mid-century modern architecture and design. In addition, Darren is an avid and active supporter of historical preservation efforts, volunteering for organizations including the San Diego Architectural Foundation, La Jolla Historical Society, Docomomo, and Palm Springs Modernism Week.

Darren's work has appeared in large-format art books, academic and professional architecture journals, and lifestyle magazines around the world.

Justin Szeremeta

STAFF WRITER

I am a photographer based in Shanghai focusing on architecture and interiors. In my past life as an architect, I spent over a decade designing and delivering large-scale commercial architectural projects across China, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and the United States.

Together with my wife, we operate StudioSZ Photo and travel throughout the Asia region for photography assignments.

Jim Stephenson

STAFF WRITER

Jim Stephenson is an architectural photographer and film maker based in the UK, working worldwide.

Stephenson’s work is hallmarked by a keen eye for human interaction with architecture and the built environment, be it the occupation of space or the traces left behind. His photography and films lean to a documentary style and he has cultivated a meditative process allowing for the agility to document the small, fleeting moments of people and light in architecture.

After studying Architectural Technology and working in practice in the UK and US, he turned to photography and film making.