Lexi Taciak


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.

Estudio Palma Shows Off The Longlisted “Su Vertical Nos Retiene” in Santiago

Today we’re checking out one of Dezeen’s 2020 longlist pieces, Su Vertical Nos Retiene. Su Vertical Nos Retiene is a sculptural artwork in Santiago, Chile, designed by Fernando Prats and architecture studios Elton_Léniz and Cruz Mandiola. This urban art is longlisted for architectural lighting design in Dezeen’s 2020 awards thanks to the beautiful work of Limari Lighting Design.

Francisco Nogueira Photographs the Epic ME Dubai Hotel By Zaha Hadid

Welcome to the ME Dubai Hotel at the Opus, designed by architectural legend Zaha Hadid! Taking us on a little ole visual tour today is Lisbon based architectural photographer Francisco Nogueira. Francisco photographed this project just days before COVID19 forced the borders to be shut down, and fortunately so, because this series is a masterpiece.

Explore a 4,500 hectare Brazilian Coffee Farm With Photographer Nelson Kon

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it another one hundred times; Brazil’s architectural photographers and the wide gamut of projects that they photograph are incredible. Today, Brazilian architectural photographer Nelson Kon is sharing his photographs of Fazenda Rio Verde — a massive coffee farm outside Saõ Palo — with us.

Photographing Isreal’s Bold And Graphic Escher House With Shai Epstein

Today we’re headed to Tel-Aviv with architectural and interiors photographer Shai Epstein! He has photographed the fun and funky Escher House for architect Adi Weinberg of Arbejazz Studio. Shai masterfully shows off the punchy color contrast and graphic nature of this home.

Art Sanchez is Back With A Mallorcan Mammoth

If this Project of the Week by Art Sanchez doesn’t make you want to take a Spanish holiday, I’m not sure what will. His photographs of Villa Marola by Osvaldo Luppi-Olarq in Mallorca, Spain have had me day dreaming all morning of sitting by the pool at this incredibly geometric, open air concept, contemporary build.

Shooting Naturally Lit Hotel Interiors With Dion Robeson

It’s been a while since some great images of a hospitality space have graced your screens on Project of the Week. Today, we have a gorgeous project by Perth’s own Dion Robeson. Over the course of three days, Dion photographed The Westin Brisbane designed by Woods Bagot, and styled by Anna Flanders.

Check Out This Art Collector’s Masterpiece Home In Madrid With Daniel Schäfer

This week’s featured project takes us to sunny Madrid to explore architect Ramón Esteve’s La Finca House. We’ll be checking out this gorgeous property by way of remarkable German architectural photographer Daniel Schäfer’s photographs, which were produced and styled by Cristina Gimenez.

Exploring Contemporary Iranian Architecture With Navid Atrvash

This week’s featured project takes us on an exciting trip to the city of Sadra in Fars, Iran! Here, we’ll check out the Green Land Convention Center’s Café Gallery by architect Mehrdad Iravanian and photographed by our new friend, architectural photographer Navid Atrvash.

Justin Van Leeuwen’s Discerning Eye Brings Out The Subtleties in a Canadian Renovation

This week’s featured project is courtesy of Ottawa based architectural photographer Justin Van Leeuwen. His photographs of Ossington House document a custom home renovation by Sheshko Construction and Colizza Bruni. I was introduced to JVL’s work by Barry Mackenzie, and know that you guys are going to love the crisp colors and gorgeous light that Justin harnesses in this project!

Extraordinary Black Architects To Learn About

From the stairs that Rocky Balboa ran in his training montage, to homes of Hollywood celebrities, to some of the most iconic public projects in the world, Black and African American architects have designed many of the architectural icons and integral buildings that we see and use every day.

Catalin Marin Shares His Process Photographing NYU’s Abu Dhabi Campus

This week’s featured project hails all the way from Abu Dhabi by Dubai based architectural photographer Catalin Marin. Catalin shares his work of the Abu Dhabi New York University campus and was kind enough to tell us a bit about the unique architecture as well as his approach to photographing the University.Catalin

Documenting The Crossroad of Old and New Architecture with Tess Kelly

My newest architectural photography crush is on the lovely Tess Kelly. Tess photographs architecture, interiors, and still life all across the globe, but calls Melbourne home. Her work has a gorgeous style that is dripping with great coloration, contrast, and light.

Tom Harris’ Serendipitous Shoot Leads To An Iconic Series Of The Eleanor Boathouse

Mike and I were recently talking about the modern greats of architectural photography, which naturally left us drooling over Tom Harris and his rockstar portfolio. Our mutual favorite (so much so that Mike even scored an autographed print of it) is Tom’s series on Eleanor Boathouse by Studio Gang.What

A Lesson In Intention: Photographing Architecture On Film With Simone Bossi

Bouncing between Paris, Milan, and Copenhagen, globally revered photographer Simone Bossi shoots film as an exercise in slowing things down. As photographers in a digital era, it is easy to overcomplicate things, firing off a myriad of brackets, adding lights, putting up nets and screwing on filters, luminosity masking with plug ins, and on and on.

Making ‘Naturally Refined’ Images With Victoria Based Photographer Mike Baker

Aussie photographer Mike Baker is known for his incredibly bold and lively product, advertising, and corporate photo work. He brings a dash of this punch and cleanliness to his architectural work, but does it in a more subdued way. His images of Courtyard House for Life Spaces group is a great example of his approach to architecture and interiors, so let’s check it out!
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