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.

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.

Alexander Bogorodskiy Shares The Realities of Yacht Photography

Yacht photography is one of those glittery niches relating to architecture and design photography that I often catch myself daydreaming about. I grew up on the Chesapeake Bay and spent almost every waking moment on the water, which is probably where my deep intrigue for this sort of project stems from.

Adam Gibson Transports us to a Jaw-Dropping Shelter on the Edge of Southern Tasmania

Today, architectural photographer Adam Gibson is taking us to ‘The Point’ – a jaw-dropping home designed by Tanner Architects in Southern Tasmania. The Point rests on a rural hillside, looking out over the ocean. Adam has done a beautiful job placing this house in the context of its environment, showing off the materiality, infusing each scene with an otherworldly mood, and helping us understand the details that make The Point so special.

The Countdown to COUNTDOWN – a Photo Book Exploring Cold War Era Nuclear Sites

I was recently introduced to a very interesting and eerie photo book project that is a collaboration between architectural photographer Adam Reynolds and fine art photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales – aptly named COUNTDOWN. Adam – who in addition to his client-commissioned architectural photography work – has photographed past projects like documenting Isreal’s bomb shelters.

The 2022 MacBook Pro M2 is Now Available for Pre-Order

B&H has announced that the 13″ MacBook Pro with the M2 8-core chip is now available for pre-order! The M2 MBP is geared toward photographers and filmmakers who need a little more oomph out of Apple’s laptop offerings. Prices range from $1,299.00 to $2,499.00 for the newest iteration of the M2 MacBook and are available to configure with options like RAM in 8, 16, and 24 GB, SSD in 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB.

Take a Look at Capture One Pro’s Fresh New Features

Capture One Pro’s latest update is here! On Monday, Capture One Pro showed off a host of new features and capabilities available in the new release of their editing software. The update that went live this morning contains many refreshed tools that will enable seamless switching between desktop and iPad editing and are geared towards tethering.
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