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.

Dave Burk Masterfully Photographs the Ever-Changing Reflective Facade of SOM’s National Museum of the US Army

We’re excited to have our friend Dave Burk back on Project of the Week today, this time with another absolute gem crafted by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill! Feast your eyes on Dave’s photographs of the National Museum of the United States Army. With its ever-changing reflective stainless steel facade, Dave harnessed different lighting conditions and compositions that resulted in a powerful, unreplicable, and otherworldly looking series — one that we’ve all been swooning over here at the APA camp.

Check Out This Snow Laced Home in Quebec With Raphaël Thibodeau

Hey Project of the Week fans, meet my new friend Raphaël Thibodeau, an awesome Montreal-based architectural photographer! I’ve been eyeing up Raphaël’s work — and this series of Résidence Maribou by Alain Carle Architect in particular — because of its clean, understated, and natural air.

Nate Sheets Photographs A Soft Lit Contemporary Home in Middle America

Today’s project of the week takes us to a little ‘ole state that we don’t hear from too often — Kansas. We’ll be checking out this lovely house in Spring Hill, right outside of Kansas City, Kansas. It was photographed by Kansas City, Missouri based Architectural photographer Nate Sheets.

Take an Abstract Tour of La Muralla Roja With Swedish Photographer Jeanette Hägglund

Today we’re taking a trip to a place that I’ve been enthralled by for a while now! This week’s featured project takes us to sunny Calpe, Spain to a postmodern apartment complex — the fabled La Muralla Roja. Muralla Roja was designed by architect Ricardo Bofill in 1968 and is esteemed for its bold colors and blocky, labyrinth-like design.

Time Travel With Peter Bennetts to Check Out Zaha Hadid’s MAXXI Museum at Its Opening

Aussie architectural photographer Peter Bennetts has traveled far and wide making great photos of architecture — from Tuvalu to Finland, and everywhere in between — but today’s project takes us to Rome where we’ll find the MAXXI National Museum of 21st Century Art designed by Zaha Hadid’s Patrik Schumacher.

“The Value of Architectural Photography” With Rob Van Esch

A few years ago, seasoned Amsterdam-based architectural photographer Rob Van Esch released a captivating eBook “Staying On Top of Current Architectural Photography Trends” which focused on the recent shifts in the way architecture is photographed.

A Visual Wine Tasting in Napa With Photographer Aubrie Pick

Today’s featured project takes us to dreamy St Helena, California where photographer Aubrie Pick will be showing us a beautiful Napa gem — Sinegal Winery. Aubrie is a real photographic tour de force, and a quick scroll down her site will showcase her flexibility and prowess at her craft.

Join The Crew: APALMANAC is Hiring

Shew! Can you believe the second birthday of APALMANAC’s first published article is coming up? Call us nostalgic but we’ve been reflecting on our growth — not just as a website, but as a community. It seems as if the shroud surrounding the tiny niche of architectural and interiors photography has been drawn back, revealing an incredible network of people who are eager to share advice, workflows, pricing, and business strategy — and we are so proud to play a little part in helping expand that community.

Architectural Photography Studio Tarry & Perry are the First to Document the Completed ‘Concrete House’ as Featured on Grand Designs

Step inside this perfect concrete monolith with us today for Project of the Week before it is revisited on Grand Designs this February. If it feels familiar to you, you probably spotted the unfinished home on the show in 2018. This brute is back, finished up, and photographed for the first time since its completion by the incredible architectural photography studio Tarry and Perry.

Explore This Cedar-Clad Californian Beauty With Photographer Tim Melideo

Happy Friday and welcome to sunny Solana Beach! Today, we’re checking out the work of California based photographer Tim Melideo. Tim has been gracious enough to share a heap of insight into this project, so I’ll let him take it away! Tim kicks things off by explaining “Seaside Reef was a project by my architect friend Alec Petros of Alec Petros Studio.

Annika Feuss Shows Off A Perfect Vacation Villa in the Portuguese Countryside

We could all use a little trip these days, so this week, Cologne-based architectural photographer Annika Feuss is taking us on a visual vacation to Villa Extramuros. Extramuros is a Villa-Hotel in Arraiolos, Portugal, and Annika shows off its gorgeous graphic shape, tranquil interior, fruit trees, and relaxing air, just perfectly!

Keep Your Lee Filter System Safe With Dennis Radermacher’s 3D Printed Bumper Cage

Our 3D printing hero Dennis Radermacher is back with another ingenious solution for architectural photographers! Today, he gifts us a bumper cage for the Lee 100mm filter system. Dennis’s bumper shields the ultra shatter-able square corners of the filter, giving protection while in use and while changing out the filter.

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.

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.

Felix Gerlach Photographs A Sculptural Swedish Rail Station Entrance for Tengbom

This week’s featured project comes to us from Sweden and showcases a lovely piece of civic architecture designed by the architects at Tengbom. This small scale project in Helsingborg — the Southern Entrance of the Helsingborg Central rail station (Knutpunkten) — is a prime example of how aesthetic minimalism can still pack big functionality in architecture.

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.
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