The renovation and the newly built extension of the Museum De Lakenhal in Leiden, Belgium has been completed recently. It was designed by the Dutch practice Happel Cornelisse Verhoeven and the British practice Julian Harrap Architects. I was informed by Divisare's newsletter about this interesting heritage project. What grabbed my attention is the hero image used in the newsletter, shot by Karen Borghouts. It is almost surreal. Compared to neighbouring buildings the museum extension looks like a drawing, almost without any depth. Obviously the flat windows aligned to the surface of the facade enhances this perception. The photo is super crisp,
The above image that I came across at one of the social media channels grabbed my attention immediately. The frameless large transparent wall, the door which seems to be unattached to anywhere, the waves and the horizon under a yellow sky are all captured skilfully in a one-point perspective frame. Further research revealed the building as the Seashore Chapel in Beidaihe, a seaside town east of Beijing. It is designed by Vector Architects. Depending on the tide levels, Seashore Chapel changes its aspect: on a low tide, a shelter appears underneath the structure, while the tide is high the building
The architecture category winner for Sony World Photography Awards 2020 Open Competition is revealed. Rosaria Sabrina Pantano(Italy) is the winner of the architectural category with her photograph titled as 'Emotional Geography', a black & white image featuring 38° Parallelo, a pyramid-shaped sculpture by Mauro Staccioli which stands at the exact point where the geographical coordinates touch the 38th parallel. Architecture Category shortlist is as follows: Justin Chui, Hong Kong Massimo Crivellari, Italy Paul Crudgington, United Kingdom Marcin Giba, Poland Iraklis Kougemitros, Greece Alexandre B. Lampron, Canada Peter Li, United Kingdom Wen Lu, China Mainland Liliana Ochoa, Colombia Peter Plorin, Germany Eleni Rimantonaki,
During the lockdown conditions due to coronavirus pandemic, we are introduced to new types of events organised on the internet. No kind of event will replace the joy of meeting with friends at a professional or entertainment event with a few pints afterwards, but the digital events have their advantages that can't be ignored. You avoid the rush hour traffic, attend the event at the comfort of your home even with your pyjamas and engage more easily by means of digital tools. Zoomed In was such a new virtual design festival celebrating architecture and photography, founded by Luke O'Donovan. It was
I came across this image of the Egyptian pyramid on Facebook through my dear friend Deniz Güner's feed. It struck me immediately by the humorous contrast and stark simplicity. I didn't know Judy Dater as an architectural photographer before. A simple google search reveals that she was a well-known portrait photographer and feminist from California. So, it is natural that she didn't appear on my radar before. She was best known with her Imogen and Twinka at Yosemite photo in 1974. The above photograph of the pyramid with a snacks booth is from a series of photographs she took during her visit to
This will be a simple personal blog on architectural photography. I will post some samples of well known photographers as well as some related news and events. Occasionally I will post details of my work and some background stories. It will be a simpe visual diary on the matter, open to contributions and comments.