Veeral Patel


I'm a Kiwi photographer living in Melbourne, Australia, photographing Interiors and Architecture. Obsessed with Petersen bricks as well as furniture pieces designed by Patrica Urquiola.

Aside from photographing architecture, I am a tragic MAMIL and a Campagnolo fanatic.

Pascal Molenat of OTJ Architects Talks Architecture Design & Photography

Back in 2016, I had this dream of wanting to photograph projects in the US and I had very little knowledge of how American architects commissioned photographers moreover what their style/requirements were. What I had observed was that there was a distinct difference in interior architecture between styles between New York and Australia which often dictated how projects were photographed.

A Documentary Exploring Frank Lloyd Wright’s Architecture in Los Angeles

Architecturally, speaking Frank Lloyd Wright (FLW) is a name that resonates with most people and perhaps it is due to his one of his many notable projects the iconic Guggenheim Museum in New York. He had started his architectural practice in the suburb of Oak Park in Chicago, specialising in the design of prairie styled homes. 

Renowned Architect Bjarke Ingles’ Different Angles Interview

Back in 2016, I remember the opening scene to Marvel’s Dr Strange trailer which showed a snippet of the Manhattan skyline and as an architecture buff, I couldn’t help myself grin when I noticed Bjarke Ingles’ W57 project firmly asserting itself in the scene.

ADFF:Online Is Back With Another Four Architectural Films in May

Last month, the Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF) launched its first online program as a response to the COVID-19 breakout and due to the success of their April programme they have announced another four film in May. Each film is screened daily starting on 17th and running until the 20th with two broadcasts starting at 8pm ET and 8pm PT, and each film ticket costing US$0.99.

ABOVE: Sharing The Story Behind The Architecture Of The Estonian National Museum

Since I have started writing for APAlmanac, discovering how other photographers and film-makers using are motion to create a narrative about architecture has been fascinating.  Even the recent ZoomedIn Festival heavily touched on this subject matter as part of their talks.

Learning About Architectural Context and Narrative With Brickworks

One of the things I love about good architecture is the design narrative of a project. The narrative allows one to appreciate how the architect uses the surroundings and history to inform their architectural intent. Over the last couple of years, one of the best ways to learn these are through architectural talks hosted in Melbourne.

ADFF:Online – Four Architectural Films, Screened over Four Days

The Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF) is a US-based organization that curates and shows architectural themed films across various events in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they have announced a new program, ADFF: Online, which is the live screening of four architectural films across four days (16th to 19th April) with two broadcasts starting at 8pm ET and 8pm PT.

Capture One Pro Webinar for Architectural Photography with Jeffrey Totaro

During my recent interview with Jeffrey Totaro, he had mentioned that Capture One Pro is a huge part of his post-production workflow. He has partnered up with Digital Transitions to run a Capture One webinar on April 17th. More specifically looking at how Capture One Pro integrates into his workflow and giving an in-depth look at how he uses the application both in the field and back in the studio.

A Rare Glimpse Into Santiago Calatrava’s Creative Process With Alexandra Liveris

Recently, I discovered a short film called Private View: Santiago Calatrava by New York-based filmmaker Alexandra Liveris, which affords a rare glimpse into the mind behind some of the world’s most famous pieces of architecture. Earlier this year when I had interviewed Art Sanchez, part of the conversation was focused around the second half of his business: videography.

A Look at Le Corbusier’s Chandigarh Capitol Complex

Le Corbusier is one of my favourite 20th century architects not only for his brutalist architecture and how he integrated surrealism into his work as well. Even to this day his work continues to be revered by many Le Corb fans the world over.  One of his most ambitious yet important project was the Chandigarh Capitol Complex project which came to fruition at the request of then Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

Jeffrey Totaro Reflects on an Incredible 24-Year Career in Architectural Photography

Years ago when I first started exploring architectural photography as a career option, I had come across the work of Jeffrey Totaro on Arch Daily and was immediately fascinated with his gorgeous compositions and technical expertise. Hailing from Pennsylvania, his name is synonymous with the American architecture scene; he’s been photographing iconic architecture longer than most of us have been able to discern light from dark.

Emerging Photographer Martin Siegner Opens Up About His Breakout Career

One of the best things about living in Australia is the plethora of opportunities available to truly pursue what you want and Martin Siegner is no exception. Martin came to Australia a few years ago as an architectural visualization artist and felt unfulfilled.

Peter Molick’s Meticulous Work Leads To Success At Home in Houston and Abroad in Venice

Instagram seems like an endless pool of finding exceptional photographers and when by chance I came across Peter Molick’s profile, I was immediately enamoured by his very clean and crisp interiors photography and by his architectural art photography which has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale.

Art Sanchez Skates Into Architectural Photography & Videography

I absolutely love cycling, so when I think of Mallorca off the coast of Spain, the first thing pops into my mind is the winter training camps for all the professional racing teams. To be honest with you, I’ve never really made much of a connection between architecture and Mallorca — an island that is only 1,405 square miles.

Eric Petschek Rides the Instagram Wave Into a Career Photographing Architecture

Initially only known by his Instagram pseudonym CB or CityBoy, Eric Petschek is a New York-based interiors & architectural photographer. Trained as an Interior Designer, Eric got on the Instagram game early and used the platform to chronicle his views on the spaces he had visited during his travels as an interior designer, which laid the foundation for Eric to transition into full time interior photographer.

Niveditaa Gupta on Pivoting an Architecture Career to a Photographic Career

Niveditaa Gupta is an emerging architectural photographer from New Delhi, India. Her path to becoming a photographer stemmed from a research paper she was writing as part of her architectural degree. Her creative approach to photography and filmmaking, along with her role as a photographer in an emerging market so different than what we normally read about made for fascinating insight.

How Dave Kulesza’s Home Renovation Led to a New Career as an Architectural Photographer

I recently had the opportunity to chat with one of my favourite fellow Melbourne based photographers, Dave Kulesza, about his journey into photographing interiors and architecture which transpired through a home renovation project. Dave’s fascinating career has evolved on his own terms, culminating in a solo show featuring his project DPRK: The Colors of North Korea.
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