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.

Cape to Bluff – Simon Devitt’s Survey of Architecture From Aotearoa New Zealand

Architectural photographer Simon Devitt has worked with an array of publishers making heaps of thoughtful, beautiful, books over the past 25 years. His newest publication “Cape to Bluff” will be released in late November. The gorgeous book peers into the architecture of Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Olivier Dassance Photographs Art et Floritude’s Lighting Design in a New Office Building

One beautiful thing I have always loved about architectural and interiors photography is the wide scope of clients and projects that fall under its umbrella. Last week on POTW, we looked at a project made for a one-of-a-kind rug shop. This week, we’ll look at a project made for a lighting design manufacturer.

Jamie Hackett Shares His Photographs and Film of Dublin’s Tallest Commercial Office Building

This week’s featured project takes us to the docks of Dublin where photographer Jamie Hackett is masterfully showing off The EXO building by Shay Cleary Architects. Jamie is an architectural photographer and filmmaker based in Dublin himself, and his understanding and love for the area shines through in these photographs of The EXO.

Learn Earth Oliver’s Frequency Separation 2.0 Through Adobe Max

Frequency separation is an outrageously powerful tool to have in your retouching skillset. Simply put, frequency separation (FS) is a technique used in Photoshop where you separate the colors and tones in an image from the texture and grain. Once separated, you are able to edit both “layers” independently from each other.

Step Inside the Sunyata Hotel in Dali With Photographer Jonathan Leijonhufvud

I love photographer Jonathan Leijonhufvud’s website biography, and think it paints the perfect picture of our Project of the Week photographer: Jonathan Leijonhufvud photographs architecture, interiors and still life.Born in Sweden, raised in China, Jonathan works internationally with offices in Beijing and Hong Kong.When

Connor Daly Photographs A Collection of Village Hall Stages in His Phantasmagoria Project

Connor Daly is a photographer based in London who has a myriad of fine art projects in his quiver. Despite its seemingly minimal qualities, Connor’s work is dripping with color, mood, and light. One such photographic essay is his newest project Phantasmagoria which explores a swath of different village hall stages.

Steven Magner Photographs the Controversial Yet Beautiful 119 Telegraph Building

The three-building development at the base of the Coit Tower in Pioneer Park, San Francisco has a storied history of intense pushback and great controversy since the plans for its development started in 1997. In the mid 2010’s, the developer and Butler Arsmden Architecture were granted permission to begin development.

Adam Taylor Teaches 11 Unconventional Aspects of Becoming a Better Photographer

You might know Oahu-based Architectural photographer Adam Taylor from his “License Your Photos” course, marketing email templates, or other educational bits. Adam shared his newest video with us – “11 Unconventional Tips to Becoming a Better Photographer,” and it is definitely worth checking out.

Photographing The Library House in Kuala Lumpur with Yang Zhen Siang

Yang Zhen Siang is an architectural photographer in Penang, Malaysia working under the moniker ZHENSPACE. Today we’ll be taking a look at his photographs of The Library Home by ENDO KL. The Library Home is located in Kuala Lumpur and is named for its principal design inspiration, noting the importance the homeowners place on reading and their love of books.

Justin Nicholas Photographs the World’s First Underwater Villa

Are you ready for an absolutely awesome Project of the Week? Today, we’re taking a look at the work of architectural photographer Justin Nicholas. Justin shoots for Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide, IHG, and various other hospitality companies, together with an array of architects and designers.

Stewart Hicks Explains How Architecture Depends on Photography

A few weeks ago, my colleague Kyrre Sundal wrote a post sharing his favorite architecture-based youtube channels. One of those channels was that of Stewart Hicks. I wanted to hone in on one of Stewart’s videos that I particularly like – as it applies directly to photography and is pretty thought-provoking.

Photographing a Massive Spanish Sports Center With Álex Fernández

Álex Fernández-Llamazares is a draftsman turned architectural photographer based in Vigo, Spain. For this week’s featured project, Álex takes us to an absolutely massive sports complex in Spain. Supera is a brand comprised of over 32 sports centers in Spain.

Nate Sheets Breaks Down How He Made Each Photo of the MMH Experience

Nate Sheets is back at it again with another doozy of a project! If you love contrast, texture, and dramatic light, you’re going to love his photographs of the MMH Experience. “MMH stands for Madi Mali Homes and is run by Troy Moore. They are a design-build company located here in Kansas City.
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