Lexi Taciak

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Howdy! I'm a Maryland-based photographer, retoucher, and writer. Here at APALMANAC, I curate Project of the Week and make sure things run smoothly behind the scenes.

When I'm not at my desk, you can usually catch me fishing or drinking a margarita.

Bruno Belli Crafts an Awesome Personal Project at the Art Gallery of Ontario

Today we’re taking a little trip to Ontario with architectural photographer Bruno Belli! Bruno has sublimely photographed Frank Gehry’s expansion of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). “I shot these over the course of three days there, trying to get the right light and mood for each of the angles.

Nate Sheets Photographs the First Certified Passive Home in Missouri

On this episode of Project of the Week, we’re back with POTW pro Nate Sheets and his gorgeous work. Today Nate will be taking us on a visual tour of the first certified passive house in Missouri, and giving us some insight along the way! Nate shares how he got linked up with his client for the shoot.

Álex Fernández-Llamazares Shares His Experience Photographing the Estación AVE León in Spain

This week’s episode of Project of the Week takes us to León, Spain with architectural photographer Álex Fernández-Llamazares! Today we’ll be checking out his photographs of Estación AVE León by URBAQ Arquitectos. Álex has some great accolades to his name, including winning 3rd prize in the IPA 2022 for Architecture/Buildings, and honorable mention in the IPA 2022 Architectural/Industrial field.

Visit the Famed Sea Ranch Lodge With Photographer Adam Potts

About 3 hours north of San Francisco sits a coastal community called the Sea Ranch. Built in the 1960s by a small group of architects, designers, and planner Lawrence Halprin, the community is centered around its immersion in nature. The Sea Ranch community consists of about 2,000 residences, and also includes a community lodge, which is where we’ll be spending our time today for this Project of the Week!

Check Out This Stunning Campus Restaurant Photographed by California Based Architectural Photographer Zack Benson

We’re back on Project of the Week with another one of Zack Benson’s perfectly photographed restaurants — Soda & Swine. Zack’s photographs of Morning Glory were the object of my fixation back in March of 2020, and this new project – which is actually the coolest college dining hall on the University of California San Diego’s campus by Consortium Holdings and BASILE Studio – is my new favorite!

Ingo Rasp Photographs a Project 26 Years in the Making at “Stuttgart 21”

On today’s episode of Project of the Week, we’re taking a dive into the process of photographing a structure under construction — one that has been in the works for 26 years from its conception! We’re talking about Stuttgart 21 rail node. Construction on this mammoth project is winding down, and the rail node will be finished next year!

Explore an Abandoned Greek Village With Architect and Photographer Marco Petrini

This week’s featured project takes us on a very cool adventure with Marco Petrini of Petrini Studio. Marco is a New York City-based architect and architectural photographer. During a recent trip to Crete, Greece, for a photography assignment and vacation, Marco came across the abandoned Dionysos village, which he decided to photograph.

Immerse Yourself in the Forest Surrounding Casa Cono With the Esteemed Architectural Photography of LGM Studio

I am always stricken by Luis Gallardo of LGM Studio’s work! Today, our featured project takes us to a house in the forest, where Luis immerses us deep in a world of reflections, context, light, and mood. Throughout this project, it often feels like Luis’s photographs are a magic trick, and the house is appearing and disappearing before our eyes.

Nakul Jain Speaks on Photographing the Pranveer Singh Institute of Technology in Kanpur

Nakul Jain of Team NJDC is a Chandigarh-based architectural photographer who is taking us on an adventure today to the Pranveer Singh Institute of Technology located in Kanpur, India. PSIT is designed by Locus Associates with Mukul Gupta as the principal architect and Sapna Khattar as the interior architect.

Photographer Jack Lovel Showcases the Lovely Light and Rich Coloration of Grotto Studio’s Shadow House

We’re back on Project of the Week Melbourne-based architectural and interior photographer Jack Lovel! Today we’ll be taking a look at Jack’s stunning photographs of Shadow House by Grotto Studio. Throughout this gorgeous project, you can expect to see Jack’s thoughtful compositions, mood-filled imagery, and perfectly rich yet unfussy photo treatments.

Kris Provoost Recounts Photographing Hong Kong’s M+ Building Over the Years

Kris Provoost is an architectural and interiors photographer based in Hong Kong. With a wide range of clients, awards, and and published photographs, looking at Kris’s work, it’s easy to see why. From infrastructure projects to residences, and shiny complete structures, his work is infused with a sense of place and life.

Duo Jacob McNeil and Jaimie Walker Photograph a Gorgeous Waterfront Home in Victoria

Ever since I saw Jacob McNeil and Jaimie Walker’s submission in our 2021 Architectural Photography Awards, I’ve deeply enjoyed seeing their work. When Jacob wrote in with their photographs of White Rock in Victoria, BC, I was so excited to hear a bit about the shoot and see the images they made — and boy, they covered the whole gamut, with each photograph just as lovely as the last.

Visit Shanghai’s Long Museum Via Dave Burk’s Gorgeous Photographs

We’re back with Project of the Week veteran Dave Burk whose work you’ll remember seeing here on APA — like the stunning reflective facade of SOM’s National Museum of the US Army and his compelling photographs of the Netsch Residence, built in 1974 by renowned architect Walter Netsch and remodeled by SOM.

Samuel Hartnett Crafts Atmospheric and Dramatic Photographs of Warren and Mahoney’s Flock Hill in New Zealand’s Southern Alps

If you love deeply atmospheric and mood-filled imagery — and architectural photos that just feel special — look no further than these pictures of Flock Hill for Warren and Mahoney by Auckland-based photographer Sam Hartnett. Sam’s thoughtful, compellingly lit compositions help us place ourselves at Flock Hill and understand the story behind the architecture and design.

Photographing Casa El Llano in Mexico’s Rainy Season With Paulina Ojeda

Today we’re headed to El Llano, Mexico with amazing architectural photographer Paulina Ojeda. Paulina has kindly shared her photographs of Casa El Llano by Vincenzo Design Studio, which she made during Mexico’s rainy season. You’ll find this project is chock full of great light, great shapes, and great dogs!

David Straight Captures What It’s Like to be at Bret de Their’s Radar Hill House

Welcome to architect Bret de Their’s Radar Hill — a gorgeous home overlooking the Pacific, perched on New Zealand’s Northland’s East Coast. The maker of these spectacular photographs is none other than Auckland-based architectural photographer David Straight, who we are so excited to have back on APA for another Project of the Week!
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