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.

Step Inside the 25hours Hotel With Dubai Based Hospitality Photographer Alex Jeffries

There have been so many wonderful examples of hospitality photography in the POTW submissions inbox lately, and one of my very favorites is Alex Jeffries’ photographs of 25hours Hotel by Woods Bagot. Alex Jeffries is a British architecture and interiors photographer based in Dubai who focuses on hotels, resorts, and hospitality projects.

Get to Know Joe Fletcher on The Second Studio Podcast

Joe Fletcher is arguably one of the most admired architectural photographers, and – rightfully so – his work is held in high regard. His photographs are mesmerizing – infused with a sense of place and time, thoughtfully composed, and beautifully lit.

An Unexpected Commission Leads to One of the Most Beautiful Projects of Ales Vyslouzil’s Career

You might know engineer-turned-architecture-photographer Ales Vyslouzil from our past interview with him here on APALMANAC. Or maybe – like me – you follow his work for its beautiful qualities and incredible examples of architecture. Today, Ales has been so kind as to share his photographs of the Mysk Moon Retreat with us, and tell a bit about his process of photographing the resort.

Check Out Adam Taylor’s Upcoming Photography Workshop

Architectural photographer and “License Your Photos” course instructor Adam Taylor is putting on an architecture photography workshop next week that you can attend online! The workshop is Wednesday, May 18, 2022 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST. Adam will walk you through a shoot from start to finish – including cold calling a client, and ending with the project getting featured on the cover of Hawaii Home & Remodeling magazine, all for $39.

Learn From Architectural Photography Master Nick Merrick at SFW On Location

Nick Merrick is one of the most revered names in architectural photography, and it is easy to see why. With a long a storied career at Hedrich Blessing and his own firm Hall+Merrick+McCaughery, you can find Nick’s photography “in the collections of the Library of Congress, the Chicago History Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the George Eastman House as well as published in prestigious design journals and firm monographs.”

Photographing the Maison Des Étudiants De l’ÉTS Campus With Stéphane Brügger

This week, our featured project takes us to Maison Des Étudiants De l’ÉTS by MSDL Architects. We’ll be taking a look at the work of architectural photographer Stéphane Brügger, who is based out of Montreal, Canada. What I really enjoy about Stéphane’s project is his well-timed use of lighting and his careful compositions that show the scale and playful, geometric design of MSDL’s ÉTS campus.

Four Awesome Ideas From Around the Architectural Photography Community

I love seeing the brilliant ideas photographers put into place on their websites, Instagrams, or mention in forums. I’ve noticed that the ones I’m particularly drawn to have less to do with how to make great photos, and more to do with how to run a great business.

Marnie Hawson on Photographing Sustainable Architecture at Brave New Eco’s Enduring House

I love everything about Marnie Hawson – her work, her goals, her inclusion of dogs in a shot whenever possible. Marnie is just the coolest. She is a one-woman certified B Corp photographing exclusively sustainable architecture. For those of her who are familiar with her frequently published, outrageously beautiful work, you are no stranger to what you’ll see in this edition of Project of the Week.

Meet Ukrainian Architectural Photography Retoucher Dmitry Provalov

Today I’d like you to meet architectural photography retoucher Dmitry Provalov. Dmitry is based in Ukraine, and despite being in the midst of a war that threatens his livelihood, his safety, and his way of life, Dmitry works on. Not only does he have a wife and a daughter to support, but Dmitry employs other retouchers from around Kiyv, spreading the income and workload around.

Check out Mujib Ojeifo’s Beautiful Photographs of a Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria

Meet Mujib Ojeifo, an architectural photographer based out of Lagos, Nigeria. Mujib has his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s in Facilities Management. He started his photography career in 2017 as a wedding photographer. A longtime admirer of buildings, Mujib took photos of architecture on his phone as a hobby.

The 2021 Project of the Year Award Winners

The wait is over! It’s finally time to reveal the finalists for the 2021 Project of the Year award. There were so many phenomenal entries for this category – and if you remember the two-part Project of the Year Award longlist – you know that the judges really had their work cut out for them to narrow down their choices.

The 2021 Photo of the Year Award Winners

The 2021 Photo of the Year Award was our simplest, but most impactful, submission category. All we required was a singular captivating and memorable image of the built environment. Our judges were looking for photographs that masterfully relayed a sense of place, beauty, and design prowess found in the architectural world.

The 2021 Early Career and Emerging Talent Award Winners

Of all of the categories for the 2021 Architectural Photography Awards, the Early Career and Emerging Talent award was hands down the most popular. Not only were we blown away by the sheer quantity of new architectural and interiors photographs on the scene, but also by the high quality of the submissions.

Photographing Bespoke Cabinetry and Millwork With Tony Colangelo

Today we’re checking out an absolutely beautiful project by the wonderful photographer, Tony Colangelo! Tony was hired by his long-time client South Shore Cabinetry (SSC) to photograph a stunning cabinetry/millwork installation in their recent project.

Learn About Komorebi, The Berlin Wall, and Time Management With Photographer Josh Bustos

Today’s very cool project is by Californian architectural photographer Josh Bustos. The architecture of Canyon Canopy House itself is classic Californian – full of clerestory windows, texture, vaulted ceilings, and yet a quiet simplicity. The house is a lovely backdrop for an incredible selection of art – including bits of the Berlin Wall!
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