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!

Get A Grip With Dennis Radermacher’s 3D Printed Canon TS-E Knobby

3D Printing is a beautiful thing. It gives those with the tools and the patience the superpowers to engineer a custom solution to design problems. That’s the case of New Zealand based architectural photographer Dennis Radermacher of Lightforge Photography.

Frustrated by the small shift knobs on the Canon TS-E lenses — especially when working in the heat or cold — plus the fact that Dennis couples his lenses with the Rogeti TS-E frame (making the knob access even more cumbersome) Dennis taught himself how to 3D print an ergonomic knob extension that is beefier and more accessible than Canon’s.

Andy Macpherson Walks Us Through Photographing The Magnificent Prospect Terrace In Brisbane

I can’t think of a better way to kick off a new year of Project of the Weeks than with our friend, the great Andy Macpherson. Today, we’re traveling to sunny Brisbane, Australia to check out Andy’s photographs of Prospect Terrace. Prospect Terrace is a gorgeous project worked on by architect The Artificial, developer Zephyr Industries, and landscape architect LARC Collective.

From Her First Commission To Personal Project, Kim Smith Speaks on the Journey of Photographing “House In The Woods”

With the blanket of snow, color palette, and the soft warm glow emanating out of Architectural Resources’s House In The Woods, I had originally thought that my new friend Kim Smith’s photographs would make a particularly cozy and holiday-ish Project of the Week. But actually, as she told me about this shoot and sent the entirety of the project over, it became so much more than that.

Ukrainian Photographer Andriy Bezuglov Photographs Kyiv’s Spicy NoSpicy

From my time spent pouring over various architecture and architecture photography throughout the world (wide web), I’ve noticed that Ukraine has some of the most interesting, rich with mood, and just downright cool projects, especially in the restaurant sector.

One of my new personal favorite Ukraninan photographers is Andriy Bezuglov, who has shared this beautiful project with us.

“Patient, Observant, and Ever Ready,” Bien Alvarez Photographs The Viewpoint House In The Philippines

Today’s featured project takes us to Quezon City, Philippines where we’ll be checking out a home named Viewpoint House, designed by Jim Caumeron Design. This contemporary beauty was documented by Manila, Philippines based architectural photographer Bien Alvarez. I think you’ll agree that Bien’s photographs highlight the shapely design of this home while showing off the intricacies found within this space.

Photographer Sam Hartnett Brings Mood And Drama To A Project In Waiheke Island

This week’s featured project is a beauty out of New Zealand by photographer Sam Hartnett. Sam specializes in architecture photography and art documentation, and you’ll notice quickly that he crafts gorgeously composed images that have dramatic and directional light. He is a master of portraying the mood of the homes he photographs, and this project — Cowes Bay House — by Cheshire Architects’ on Waiheke Island is no exception.

Tom Harris Uses Gorgeous Light to Chisel Out the Shapely Visual Arts Center at University of Iowa

We’re back with “Project of the Week” veteran Tom Harris! Today we’re checking out Tom’s gorgeous photographs of The University of Iowa’s Visual Arts Center designed by Steven Holl Architects.

This project is a perfect example of how the time of day and lighting conditions affect both the mood of your photograph and the appearance of the architecture itself.

Math Aficionado Michael Yuan Hones in on the Golden Ratios of the Golden Gate Bridge

The Bridge, Reconstructed is a series by Michael Yuan, a Canadian self-driving car software designer living in San Fransisco, who spends his free hours befriending security guards to photographing the lesser appreciated parts of The Golden Gate Bridge.

What I love about this project is that it boils architecture photography down to its simplest and most pure elements — light and form.

The BAAM Podcast Is Back With New Zealand Based Architectural Photographer Simon Devitt

After a Summer hiatus, the BAAM podcast is back with an extraordinary episode featuring one of my favorite photographers, Simon Devitt. BAAM hosts Barry MacKenzie and Andy Macpherson include a particular treat at the beginning of the episode, which is an incredibly insightful introduction by one of Simon’s clients, architect Paul Owen of Owen Architecture.

Maxime Brouillet Photographs An Angular Modern Cabin On the St. Lawrence River

Here on America’s East Coast, Fall weather is starting to creep in and I am officially looking forward to snow. If you’re hankering for the same cozy winter feel as me, I’ve got the perfect project for you to check out. Architectural photographer Maxime Brouillet was kind enough to share his beautiful photographs of Cabine A by one of my favorite Canadian architects, Bourgeois/Lechasseur.