A Design Icon: The Cesca Chair

Dubbed one of the most important chairs of the 20th century, the Cesca chair quickly became a design icon, showcased in museum collections and movie sets across the globe. 

Born out of the German art school, the Bauhaus, Marcel Breuer conceived of the chair (then called the B-32) in the late 1920s. 

Five Movies That Every Architectural Photographer Should Watch

It is the escape scene at the end of Shawshank Redemption. Andy Dufresne stands in the rain, his arms outstretched, looking up into the night sky with the camera rising up above him as the music crescendos. Do you see it? It is cinematic moments like these that can become indelibly imprinted in our minds and both consciously and subconsciously influence and inspire our artistic choices and our communication of visual ideas.

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. Tony knew that the images will eventually be submitted to a regional building awards program on Vancouver Island, so his primary goal was to focus on displaying the kitchen.

Communicating a Desired “Look” With Your Clients

My career began some 20 years ago as a staff photographer for an advertising agency. I was a part of countless brand discoveries where we started from scratch and developed a company’s brand strategy. The style of photography was selected to match the brand that had been devised based on market research, customer analytics, demographics, unique selling propositions and what would resonate on an emotional level to inspire a consumer to buy.

Rex Zou and Aaron Shao Share a 5 Day Shoot at a Shopping Complex in Shanghai

This week’s featured project takes us all the way to Shanghai with architectural photographer Rex Zou. I’ve been following Rex’s work for a while now, and love both his clean style, and his penchant for documenting massive buildings in bustling cityscapes.

This particular project – the Shanghai Jiu Guang Centre by UNStudio and Nihon Sekkei – has been recorded by Rex and his partner Aaron Shao, under their studio Aaron&Rex Architectural Photography.

Photo Licensing 101 – The Basics Explained

The topic of licensing as it relates to photography can be confusing, and rightfully so. It’s not the easiest subject to understand and very few people are thoroughly familiar with the topic. Unfortunately, because of this unfamiliarity – many individuals and businesses make assumptions and end up using or distributing photos that they’re really not supposed to.

‘A Print for Ukraine’

Our friends at Mass Collective have put together a wonderful initiative called ‘A Print for Ukraine,’ specifically geared toward architectural photographers who are seeking ways to help support Ukrainian people affected by the ongoing Russian invasion:

Photographers documenting architecture and the built environment from around the world have joined forces to offer their work for sale in aid of those affected by the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, in an initiative organized by the London-based Mass Collective.

DJI Mavic 3 – Is It Worth the Price?

The first DJI Mavic Pro was announced in September 2016 and released in late 2016. The small size and the foldable design made me absolutely love it. I used the Mavic Pro for 2 years, and I was very pleased by its capabilities. I even won an architectural photography contest here in Hungary with an image created using that drone.

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