Posts tagged: architectural photography

‘Stage Fright’ by Jan Adriaans

Jan Adriaans

Netherlands-based artist Jan Adriaans‘ work is photography based, though his final pieces vary between video, ‘classic’ photographic works, and sculptures, within which he explores the relationship between materials, objects and space while testing the boundaries and limitations of the medium itself. We recently talked to Adriaans about his latest series Stage Fright.

Forgotten Solo Row Houses Photographed in Baltimore, Philly and New Jersey

Baltimore, MD

Standing alone, in some of the worst neighborhoods, these nineteenth century structures were once attached to similar row houses that made up entire city blocks. Time and major demographic changes have resulted in the decay and demolition of many such blocks of row houses. Occasionally, one house is spared – literally cut off from its neighbors and left to the elements with whatever time it has left. Still retaining traces of its former glory, the last house standing is often still occupied.—Ben Marcin

Last House Standing reads like a tribute to the forgotten solo row house, an “architectural quirk” as German born, Baltimore-based photographer Ben Marcin calls them. Shot around Baltimore, Philly and New Jersey, Marcin catalogs these solitary buildings that at one time weren’t as lonely as they are now. Their placement in the urban landscape feels strange yet appealing, almost like portals to other dimensions—a case of when it stands alone, it stands out.

Camden, NJ

Diptychs by Eirik Johnson Show Alaskan Structures in Summer and Winter



Digitally Assembled Landscapes in Transition by Lauren Marsolier


My work deals with the mental process of transition, a particular phase when our parameters of perception shift; we suddenly don’t see ourselves, our environment, or our life the way we used to. We undergo what could be called a gestalt change. That transitional phase feels like being in a place we know but can’t quite identify.—Lauren Marsolier

Los Angeles-based photographer Lauren Marsolier creates visually arresting images and perfect compositions in her series Transitions. Upon closer look, you can’t help but wonder what is real and what is fictional. Marsolier creates her images digitally, assembling elements of photographs she’s made both in Europe and in the United States. Though she’s drawing on photographs of the physical world to create her images, they depict a psychological landscape, a mind as it undergoes change and upheaval.


Rest Stops: Vanishing Relics of the American Roadside

Near Big Bend National Park, Texas

All over the country, rest areas are losing the fight to commercial alternatives: drive-thrus at every exit and mega-sized travel centers offering car washes, wi-fi, grilled paninis and bladder-busting sized fountain drinks. Louisiana has closed 24 of its 34 stops, Virginia, 18 of its 42; pretty much every state in the country has reduced its number of rest areas, or at least cut operating hours. And they’re not just being closed, they’re being demolished.

Intense, Graphic Photos ‘Whitewash’ Buildings in Los Angeles


Los Angeles-based photographer Nicholas Alan Cope shoots architectural subjects as abstract still lifes. For the buildings he shot in Los Angeles (made into a book called Whitewash, published by PowerHouse Books), he strips all detail from the structures, leaving portraits consisting only of lines, planes and shapes. The intense, black-and-white images provide a fresh and simplified view of everyday structures in a sprawling, complex metropolitan city.

Vibrant, Repetitious Hotel Facades Photographed on an Italian Beach


Behind the Edge showcases hotel facades in Jesolo Beach, Venice. Shot by Italian born, New York-based photographer Luigi Bonaventura, his intention is to show each structure as its Platonic ideal—as the architect imagined it. The repetitive forms and pops of color combine to create a graphic, eye-pleasing series.

Get Lost in These Overlapping Images of Hong Kong


We move along the arrow of time as stationary observers, watching the world transform before our very eyes, yet rarely aware of our transition into ‘the future’. Billions removes us from this stationary reality for a brief moment, lifting us to the surface for air. From this detached place, these images allow us to see our world, yet we feel neither comfortable nor uncomfortable about it. In our times, the concept of a ‘billion’ no longer overwhelms us. We now recognize a new kind of whole. It is a work that allows you to recognize your world and your place within it.—Ward Roberts

Billions, a series by Melbourne-based photographer Ward Roberts, captures the energy of bustling, urban Hong Kong in his boundless, twinkling captures of light, pattern and form. Each image is an intriguing world of its own, full of possibility, wonder, and begging for exploration.


Michael Wolf Captures the Unbelievably Dense Living Conditions of Hong Kong Residents


There is something utterly fascinating about German-born photographer Michael Wolf‘s Architecture of Density. Hong Kong, Wolf’s adopted city of fifteen years is home to seven million people and Wolf’s images ponder contemporary urban life in one of the most densely populated areas in the world. The structures are mesmerizing and the monolithic facades play tricks on your eyes until you eventually realize that all those tiny little windows are the markers of people’s homes. We found his scout shots, featured here, especially interesting.

Intricate Photomontages of Famous Landmarks

paris-tour-eiffelEiffel Tower, Paris