Architectural photographers we’re following online now (part 2)
Working with the photos our twelve featured architectural photographers sent us felt like being transported to another place
May 4, 2018
Working on BluPrint’s first special issue of the year brought us to different countries. Well, at least, looking at the photos our twelve featured architectural photographers sent us felt like being transported to another place.
Here’s the continuation of the list of architectural photographers we released yesterday.
Architectural photography is a cutthroat business and Mario Wibowo knows this. Despite being Indonesia’s foremost architectural photographer, he decides to stay on his toes, continuing to expand his repertoire of skills by studying videography, and fully embracing social media as a marketing tool. Mario’s work portrays architecture at its most optimal—lines and angles are pin-sharp, the light falls just right, and shadows dance with abandon. Good photography is good business after all. Follow him on Instagram @mariowibowophotography
“Where did Marc go?” The pun is Marc Henrich Go’s memorable Instagram handle. It also encapsulates his eventful journey after finishing architecture school in 2014. Working on the Department of Tourism’s It’s More Fun in the Philippines campaign forged his relationship with architecture and design firm BUDJI+ROYAL. They took him on as a junior designer and, for the past two years, Go has been working with Budji Layug and Royal Pineda on a book about the firm’s work. Go finally took the Architectural Boars Exam early this year. He placed first. Follow him on Instagram @wheredidmarcgo
Although Laurian Ghinitoiu’s photography is increasingly visible across all leading architecture and design websites, his depiction of architecture goes beyond the slick and polished nature of objectified architectural image we often see online today. He presents a contextualized portrayal of architecture in its built environment, which includes rather than excludes the fundamental reason architecture exists—people. However, more than merely posed figures in newly completed buildings, Ghinitoiu attempts to capture the entire gamut of human behavior and activity not only from up close, but frequently from a distance in order to shift the perception of architectural space within its immediate environs. Follow him on Instagram @laurianghinitoiu
Patrick Bingham-Hall was, first and foremost, a writer. As a teenager, he began working in the underground rock and roll scene in Australia as a budding photographer in the mid-to-late 1970s. It wasn’t until he started photographing archietcture that he found a subject which piqued his curiosity. Not content with merely making images Bingham-Hall was compelled to study the ins and outs of architecture in order for him to truly understand what he was photographing. A lifelong journey had, thus, begun in which he could combine his gifts for photography and writing to fully express the architect’s way of thinking. Follow him on Instagram @patrickbinghamhall
Lorena Darquea hails from Ecuador, on South America’s west coast, and is currently based in Mexico’s second most populous metropolis, Guadalajara. Having worked for different architecture firms in both countries, her close links with their respective architectural movements have benefited her oeuvre as the go-to photographer of the equatorial regions of the Americas. Darquea’s photography provides a thorough cross section of the works of firms that, together, are forming a strong identity for contemporary architecture in Mexico and Ecuador. Follow her on Instagram @loredarquea
Ketsiree Wongwan does not mince her words. She explains herself in as matter of fact as she can, with a refreshing candor. This straight-to- the-point ethos is also evident in her architectural photography, whose views and angles seem to mimic the orthogonal views you find in sober architectural drawings or when using 3D modelling software: front, back, top, and the occasional two-point perspective. And therein lies the appeal of Wongwan’s photographic work: one is able to enjoy the architecture in as direct and simple a manner as possible. Her photographs portray a project’s sense of scale and proportion, its genius loci, and its architectural story through decisive angles. Follow her on Instagram @photo.ketsiree.wongwan
In BluPrint’s first Special Issue of the year we hear the stories behind the numerous approaches to architectural photography directly from the best image makers from across the world. We identify the project photos included by the year they were taken, not when they were completed, to stress that architecture does not stop when the architect steps away. They have done as much as any in the profession to preserve every architect’s aspiration to create a tangible legacy.
BluPrint Special Issue 1, 2018 is available in digital format via Flip100, and in newsstands and bookstores today. Cover photo by Hufton + Crow