Pictures That Move: An In-depth Look At Making Films About Architecture

Architecture and the moving image, and of course photography and the moving image, have a long, intertwined history. By the turn of the 19th Century, the technology that the early photography pioneers were still experimenting with had progressed to the point at which they could record a series of stills in an incredibly short amount of time, and play them back to animate the sequence.

On Film-Making and Soundtracks for Architecture with Multi-Disciplinary Artist Nikolas Strugar

I had come across Nikolas Strugar by way of Andy Macpherson talking about Nikolas on his BAAM podcast when discussing architectural filmmaking. Nikolas is based in Brisbane (Australia) and looking at his LinkedIn page, and I was intrigued by how varied his career was and the diversity of skills he has picked up along the way, especially how he manages to fuse his various skills on projects.

Leaning in to “Why Not?” Moments With Multi-Talented Photographer & Filmmaker Jim Stephenson

In April, there was the ZoomedIn Festival in which a number of architectural photographers from around the world appeared as guest speakers. Many of them I had not heard of, and one in particular — UK based photographer/film-maker Jim Stephenson — immediately caught my attention. Jim was a former architectural technologist turned architectural photographer and now film-maker.

Nancy Da Campo’s Love of Travel and Proactive Attitude Help Chart a Unique Career Path

Nancy Da Campo is an Italian photographer specialized in architecture, interiors, and the built environment.  Educated as an architect, Nancy combines that experience with her passion for travel to chart a unique course within the architectural photography industry.  Previously based in London and Paris, and now location independent (more on that below), she has worked internationally with architects, interior designers, cultural institutions, tourism boards, as well as numerous brands.

Natalia Robert Beautifully Photographs Interiors While Supporting Women of Color To Do The Same

Hey world, meet Natalia Robert, a wonderful architect turned interiors photographer based out of sunny Southern California, by way of — well — all over the planet! Not only is her work catalog-esque, beautifully lit and styled sublimely, but Natalia is at her heart, an educator. Founder of The Grove Studio, she has taken on the beautiful mission of getting more Women of Color involved in Architectural Photography, which is frankly a field lacking in diversity.

Beautified China – Kris Provoost Celebrates the Architectural Ambition of a Nation

In his recently published book, Beautified China:  The Architectural Revolution, Belgian photographer Kris Provoost carefully curates dozens of the nation’s most spectacular architectural wonders.  Focused on showcasing iconic projects dating back to the lead-up to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the book is a photo essay providing an abstracted, stylized glimpse into some of the China’s boldest, most dynamic buildings that collectively make up what Provoost dubs ‘the architectural revolution.’  

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. With no plan B in place, he gave up his visualization career and started photographing architectural projects around Sydney for his own portfolio which quickly saw him working with some of the most prominent architectural firms in Australia.

Christopher Payne’s Remarkable Work Celebrates the Beauty of Manufacturing and Design

Throughout our careers we find photographers and artists who inspire us at a deep level, and I am so happy to be able to bring you an interview with one such photographer today. Christopher Payne, who was educated as and practiced as an architect, has long been one of my favorites not only for his prowess as an architectural photographer but as an embodiment of the personal project and its ability to bring incredible opportunity for pursuing one’s interests, exploring incredible places, and shaping your career into something entirely your own.

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.

Assisting Mike Kelley Around the World | Colleen O’Brien Shares How She Facilitates a Better Photoshoot

Colleen O’Brien is a fashion photographer, mom to the cutest dog I’ve ever seen, and Mike Kelley’s secret weapon. Colleen’s list of duties is pretty extensive, from styling and propping shots, to making sure Mike and his tripod don’t fall off of whatever precipice they’re on. She’s the girl that makes everything on location run smooth so that Mike can focus on making the photographs.

From Interior Designer to Global Magazine Founder; Suzy Annetta’s Career Inspires

As soon as I started writing for APA, I immediately knew one of the people I wanted to interview was Suzy Annetta. Suzy is a fellow Melbournian and the founder of Design Anthology, Asia’s premier English-language interiors, design, and architecture magazine. After meeting Suzy at a talk she was chairing at Den Fair last June, I reached out for an interview after discovering she is launching an Australian edition of Design Anthology.

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.