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.

Which Architectural Photography Tutorial Should You Buy?

With countries dishing out mandatory quarantines and work grinding to a halt, most of us photographers have found ourselves with quite a bit of downtime. If you’re sick of watching Tiger King and doing puzzles, now would be a great time to kick back, turn on a tutorial or two, and pick up some new skills.

Peter Marko Plays with Light, Shadow, and Color in the Australian Sun

Ahh, Victoria, Australia; that’s where we’ll find The Malvern Residence by Ari Alexander / Doherty Design Studio. The Malvern Residence is a gorgeous house, riddled with repetitive lines and simple but luxurious feeling finishes. Showing us around this beauty is photographer Peter Marko.

Deep in a Mexican Forest, Rafael Gamo Photographs a Contemporary Beauty

Buckle up because photographer Rafael Gamo is taking us to Mexico for this week’s featured project. Situated smack dab in the middle of the Tlalpuente Forest of southern Mexico City, we’ll find the Tlalpuente house by PPAA Architects. According to PPAA, the house has no neighbors and was built to capitalize on the 360-degree view of the trees and landscape encircling it.

Dave Burk Shows Off the Renovation of an Architectural Gem

Now that this Project of the Week has made its debut with Dwell, we can introduce this gem to you! Behold, The Netsch Residence, built in 1974 by renowned architect Walter Netsch, and freshly remodeled by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. This spirited and complex space was photographed by the wonderful architectural photographer, Dave Burk, our featured photographer this week.

Inside San Diego’s Brunch Mecca Morning Glory with Zack Benson

This is probably the hippest thing I’ll ever say in my life, but if you’re into the San Diego brunch scene AND an architectural photographer, this Project of the Week by Zack Benson is your Holy Grail. In San Diego’s Little Italy sits Consortium Holdings’ Morning Glory built and designed by BASILE Studio.

Katherine Lu Photographs a Zinc Clad House on the Tomaga River

It’s been more than 5 seconds since we’ve gushed over another stellar piece of Australian architecture, so Dragon Skin House by Dunn & Hillam in New South Wales is a timely treat for Project of the Week! Our featured photographer this week is the amazing Sydney based Katherine Lu.

Quiet Scandinavian Interiors Photographed by Marcus Stork

I came across Marcus Stork on Instagram and was immediately drawn in by the quality of light and depth of his compositions. Marcus’ photographs have a delicate and quiet air about them and include that effortless Scandinavian styling that is just so beautiful to look at.

BAAM Podcast Fires Up Again With Doublespace Photography

BAAM Podcast has broken its radio silence with a beautiful episode featuring one (er…two) of my favorite architectural photographers, Doublespace Photography. After a brief hiatus for technical and personal reasons, the podcast is back in full force and chock full of free knowledge.

Megan Lorenz Shapes Gorgeous Light In A St. Louis Apartment

On this fine episode of Project of the Week, we’re headed to St. Louis with the lovely architectural photographer Megan Lorenz. Megan’s entire body of work has a clean yet tactile feeling about it, and every image is sublimely lit. This particular project — Park East for interior designer Jacob Laws — is no exception!

Photographing a Home on the Shore of Lac St-François With Adrien Williams

This week’s featured project takes us to the shores of Lac St-François in Adstock, Canada, where we’ll find L’Accostée House by Bourgeois / Lechasseur Architects. L’Accostée House is a large, beautiful home with strong contemporary shapes that are softened by warm and organic wooden building materials.

Stepping Under South Korea’s Golden Curtain With Ossip van Duivenbode

Steeped in golden paint and graphic textures, behold, one of my favorite architectural projects ever! MVRDV’s The Imprint is a pair of buildings in the Paradise City entertainment complex of Incheon, South Korea. Crafted with the purpose of art-entertainment in mind, MVRDV was able to incorporate fresh and eccentric features in this project, deeming The Imprint a work of art itself.Speaking

Norwegian Photographer Marte Garmann Photographs A Foggy Mountainside Cabin

This week’s featured project takes us all the way to Imingfjell Norway, where we’ll be drooling over Arkitektværelset’s Hooded Cabin as photographed by Marte Garmann. Marte is based in Oslo, and photographs all of her projects — whether architecture, food, or lifestyle images — with the same drama, darkness, and gorgeous pockets of light that you’ll find here at The Hooded Cabin.

CreatAR Photographs a Reborn Ancestral Home in Taizhou

Today we’re taking you on a sublime virtual tour of the Quin Garden House by DOES Design. Photographed by the insanely talented CreatAR architectural photography studio in Shanghai, you’re in for delicate light and thoughtful compositions that help relay the tale of this amazing home.

Eugeni Pons Adds Life to A French Office Through Models and Color

Human Interaction and bold color is the name of the game in this Project of the Week! Eugeni Pons, an architectural photographer from Spain, who I admire greatly for his rich use of lighting and beautiful incorporation of color, does another thing masterfully — gives life to his photographs by way of including people in the scenes.

Ricardo Oliveira Alves Photographs A Home With Epic Dual Pools in Portugal

This week’s featured project takes us to the coastal resort town of Cascais, Portugal. Here, we’ll find The Wall House by Guedes Cruz Arquitectos. Architectural photographer Ricardo Oliveira Alves is taking us on the visual tour, highlighting the amazing design features of this home (hint: it has two stories of pools).The

Harnessing Australia’s Beautiful Light With Timothy Kaye

Here at APALMANAC, photographs with plenty of mood are our kryptonite. Photographed by Timothy Kaye, this week’s featured project is one overflowing with dark tones, incredible lighting, and punchy modern shapes. Without further ado, here are Tim’s dreamy photographs of Heyington Place by Carr.

Duo Roehner + Ryan Photograph a Desert Inspired New-Build

Human history is full of great duos, and this week, we’re introducing you to a pair of architectural photographers who should be on that list! These guys are equal parts talented and sweet as can be. Their work for this particular project can be seen on a list of Dezeens Top 10 Posts, and on Dwell Community’s Top 20 homes among others.
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