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.

Lara Swimmer Makes Gorgeous Photographs of a High Prairie Retreat in Washington

“This project was all about the landscape and creating a retreat home for an Olympia, WA couple to get lost in the land with their dogs and with birding, which is one of their passions” recounts architectural photographer Lara Swimmer as she shares the story behind her time photographing High Prairie House by EB Architects.

Use the AIA & ASMP’s Guide to Commissioning Architectural Photography as a Powerful Client Resource

Images play a major role in defining how we come to know architecture and interiorspaces. Because photography is pivotal in understanding the built environment, choosing a professional to photograph your project is a most important consideration. -ASMP & AIA from their collaborative “Commissioning Architectural Photography” guide If you’re an architectural photographer looking to have an excellent new year of jobs with good client experiences, communication, and expectations, we have an awesome tool for you!

Kevin Brost Photographs an Underground Speakeasy in Phoenix

For our final Project of the Week this year, we’re closing things out with a very cool set of images by Arizona-based architectural photographer Kevin Brost. Today we’re looking at an underground cocktail bar in Phoenix called 36 Below by House of Form.

Score Awesome End of Year Discounts at B&H Right Now

‘Tis the season for end-of-year deals on gear, and as always, B&H is offering massive discounts and great steals on odds and ends to add to your kit. I just perused their Mega Deal Zone, and put together a brief list of my favorite sales for you: You can pick up the Vello Canon EF/EF-S Lens adapter to use Canon glass on your Sony E-Mount camera for just $69.95 right now!

Making Emotive Images of a Canadian Lakefront Cottage With Lauren Miller

On today’s rendition of Project of the Week, we are taking a look at a gorgeous set of photographs by architectural and interiors photographer Lauren Miller. Lauren is based out of Toronto and her work has a quiet and textural quality about it that I just love.

Check Out Chase Daniel’s Photographs of a 1920s Hotel in the Hills of West Virginia

Chase Daniel is one of my very favorite architectural photographers. You might remember him from a past Project of the Week featuring Turkel Design’s Axiom Desert House. There is something about his work that just puts me over the moon! Today we’re taking a gander at one of his newest projects, Hotel Morgan.

Three Architectural Photographers Team Up to Document a New Apartment in Stockholm

These days it’s common to see most photographers working under their own moniker, going solo except for an assistant. Some work as duos, and even more rare is the occasional agency. Today we’re taking a look at Florbrant/Svanberg – a Stockholm-based team of “photographers, retouchers, stylists and set designers.”

Learn How David Bewick Made His Film of the Windermere Jetty Museum

We’re shaking things up with this Project of the Week by geologist turned photographer/filmmaker David Bewick. At the risk of turning this to Architectural Video Almanac, this week we are diving into the creative process behind this captivating piece of film featuring the Stirling Prize-nominated Windermere Jetty Museum.

Piet Niemann Photographs DMAA’s Offshore Borkum Project

There are a thousand ways to describe this Project of the Week, but simply sublime is all that really needs to be said. Really, simply sublime was the goal mood for this project, which is meant to be a relaxing home-away-from-home. Delugan Meissl Associated Architects designed this superb residential housing for offshore workers who are building and servicing the major offshore wind turbine parks in the North Sea, between the UK, the Netherlands, and Germany.

Mark Elst Photographs A Massive Contemporary Villa by SAOTA and K Interiors

Mark Elst is an architectural and interiors photographer from Holland currently living and working in France. Mark works for architects all around the region, including those in Switzerland, Italy, and even the Netherlands. This gorgeous project — a contemporary villa — was a collaboration between South African firm SAOTA Architects and K Interiors, headed up by Liliana Atilova in Geneva.

Ira Gosalia of Photographix India Shares the Shapely Play House in Ahmedabad

Today’s featured project was submitted by Ira Gosalia of Photographix India, and it takes us to the old town neighborhood of Ahmedabad, India. Today we’ll be checking out Ira’s photographs of Play House by UA Design. Ira kicks things off by sharing “The architect wanted to recreate the intangible spirit of an old city house, but expressed the architecture in a modern way.

Pre-Order Sony’s New Alpha a7 IV Mirrorless Camera

Hey Sony fans, this afternoon the highly anticipated new Alpha a7 IV became available for pre-order at our favorite camera shop, B&H! The a7 IV is Sony’s “great all-arounder” mirrorless camera, sporting a 33MP Full-Frame Exmor R CMOS Sensor and the ability to shoot 4K 60p Video in 10-Bit, S-Cinetone.

Diana Paulson Photographs the Original Hygge Supply Demo House

Today’s featured project takes us on a little adventure to Lake Leelanau where we will be checking out Hygge Supply’s original kit house. Taking us there will be Detroit-based architectural and interiors photographer Diana Paulson of Linea Photo.

Photographing the Dark and Moody Green Massage with Cai Yunpu

Many moons ago when I started writing Project of the Week, I fell in love with Ivar Kvaal’s photographs of Under because they were so dark and fascinating. I’ve finally found another project that gives me that same feeling. Meet Shanghai-based architectural photographer Cai Yunpu.

Peter Bennetts Photographs A Coastal House Built to Withstand Fires and Landslides

On Christmas Day in 2015, brushfires tore through the south coast of the Otway ranges on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road. With the entire forest gone, the landslides came, devastating what was left of the Wye River area. The landslides blocked the iconic Great Ocean Road, which is the only access to and from the region.

Learn to Clean Up Pavement in Photoshop With Alex Nye

You might remember Alex Nye from his stellar commended entry in Architizer’s photo challenge, or the videos on Instagram of him climbing precarious objects to get incredible perspectives of what he is shooting. Today Alex is back with another gem for the architectural photography community.
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