When I set out to do these video interviews, this was the kind of conversation that I was hoping for – one to two hours absolutely jam-packed with knowledge, experience, tips, tricks, idea sharing and stories. This conversation was such a pleasure for me and I am so grateful to Brian Wetzel for his willingness to share as openly and as generously as he did.
György Palkó is an architectural photographer based in Hungary. He has recently published his own book about architecture in Budapest 2000-2020. György is also a staff writer here at APA. So enjoy this interview where he and I get into how he started out, how his business has grown, his favorite buildings, and much, much more.
I recently sat down with Kevin Brost and suddenly an hour and a half had gone by and I felt like we had barely scratched the surface. We discussed his style, his approach, his shooting and editing processes, business matters and a plethora of other topics.
In this video I sit down with Mujib Ojeifo and discuss his craft and career. Mujib specializes in residential, commercial and hospitality architectural photography. He is based in Lagos, Nigeria and speaks on some of the differences and challenges he experiences shooting in this part of the world.
The longer you look at Anton Ivanov’s work, the more things you’ll find to love. Full of life, restraint, mood, and character, each photograph is perfectly imperfect. The same can be said about Anton’s career. A short-lived stint in wedding photography because of his shyness actually allowed him to blossom as an architectural photographer.
In the summer of 2022, a lot of buzz and hype was created around AI visual generator tools that would allow enthusiasts to create images simply by describing them with keywords. Artificial intelligence research firm OpenAI conducted a wide-scale beta test of DALL-E, a cutting-edge software that creates images from textual descriptions (APA writer Kyrre Sundal shows a great example of its functionality here).
CONAFARQ is a huge acronym with an equally huge goal. The “National Collective of Photographers of Architecture” is an association of architectural photographers from Brazil. CONAFARQ was born with the main objective of protecting copyright in architectural/interior photography.
Kyrre: Hi Anders! How are you?
Anders: Hi Kyrre. I’m just fine thank you. How are you?
Kyrre: I’m good, thank you! I’ve been following your work for some time now, and I’m impressed by it! What’s your background and how did you get into architectural photography?
Jiri Lizler is based in The Czech Republic and specializes in hospitality photography. We connected recently via email for this interview.
Shawn: Jiri, thank you very much for answering these questions for the readers of APAlmanac. Normally I would want to sit down and have this conversation in-person or over Zoom but my Czech is velmi špatný so I think we are both better off doing it this way.
I recently had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Los Angeles-based architecture, hospitality, and aviation photographer Dylan Patrick.
In this video interview we talked about Dylan’s move from NYC to LA, his transition from a headshot photographer to architecture, his shooting and editing process, his pricing and contracts, and his work in the hospitality field.
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.
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.
If you’ve seen photographs of Scandanavian architecture, you’ve seen the work of architect turned photographer Rasmus Hjortshøj. I met Rasmus early in his career when we collaborated on a master plan in Oslo, Norway. It all started with his pictures of the Maritime Museum by BIG, and now he is a doctor and a go-to photographer in Denmark and abroad.
Nick Merrick and Steve Hall have been photographing architecture longer than most readers of this blog have been alive (myself included). When you think of some of the most important architectural projects of the last 100 years, Merrick and Hall have probably been there, creating photographs to share the stories of these projects with the world.
Meet Vienna’s Christian Pichlkastner – a man who wears many hats. Christian studied as an industrial designer and interior designer. He became a talented CGI artist and is now also an architectural photographer. His expansive knowledge of all of these fields makes him such an interesting person to talk with.
Leonit Ibrahimi is an architectural photographer based in Pristina, Kosovo. In this interview, we get into his background and how his path to photography was shaped by creating a massively popular Instagram account @creativefields. Now, Leonit is a professional architectural photographer.
Adrien Guitard is one of the up-and-coming architectural photographers that has caught my attention. Over the past few years, he has shared some really good projects. Adrien was a trained architect but has switched his career path over to photography.
Mikkel Frost is an exceptional architect and co-founder of the Danish architecture firm CEBRA. When not “working,” Mikkel is well known in the architecture scene for his lively sketches and watercolors. What people might not know is that Mikkel is also an avid photographer, taking many of the pictures for his office.
Dmitry Tkachenko is a photographer based in Oslo, Norway. I came across his amazing time lapses on Instagram and wanted to interview him about his process when making these videos.
Kyrre: Hi Dmitry! Thank you for taking the time to chat with me.
If you’re a professional photographer, sooner or later you’ll come across the opportunity or be asked by a person/business (outside of one that initially hired you) for access to one or more of your photos for their marketing use. This is typically the first step in the process of licensing your work as a photographer.