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  • Place Photography Westfield Suffolk

    Photography for Landscape Architecture

    “Landscape Architects tend not to spend money on photography, but their ability to communicate their work suffers as a result.” These are the words of the current Journal of the Landscape Institute which makes a refreshing call for more Landscape Architects to engage with professional photography in order to better represent their work and thus…

  • Place Photography Polars Lowestoft

    People or no people

    One of the perennial debates in architectural photography is that of whether or not to include people in the image. The difficulty is that the human eye is programmed to seek faces and figures so including people in the image can detract attention away from the main purpose of the image which is of course…

  • Norman Foster building Ipswich, Suffolk

    Norman Foster’s Willis Building, Ipswich

    I have long wanted to sneak a view inside Norman Foster’s iconic Willis Faber building in Ipswich. At the time it was listed in 1991 it was the youngest building ever to receive a Grade 1 listing and was one of only two under 30 years old. The building is distinguished by its smoked glass curtain cladding which…

  • briefing photographer: yellow and black 2cv car at Thorpness Suffolk

    Brief your photographer well

    The quality of the briefing you give your architectural photographer is fundamental to a successful photographic project. Don’t underestimate it. Obviously your photographer needs to know what you want photographed but it is equally important to say which bits of a development can safely be ignored. It saves time and focuses thinking on the bits…

  • Frank Harris minaret

    Art of a space

    I have been enjoying the work of Slade graduate Frank Harris who’s practice involves the creation of unique spaces that sit close to the point of crossover between architecture and sculpture. He has recently been commissioned by the Sharjah Art Foundation and produced an intriguing minaret with multiple camera obscura – so a nice cross-over with…

  • Architectural Photography Algeria

    People and the built environment – architectural photography exhibition

    The relationship between people and the built environment is an interest I share with photographer Jason Oddy so I was delighted to visit his exhibition Concrete Spring at Smiths Row Gallery. You have until 16th March to catch the exhibition which features images taken by Oddy as part of an investigation of the influential Brazilian…

  • architectural photography

    Le Corbusier makes Architectural Photography easy

    As with all good designers, Le Corbusier made the task of the Architectural and Interiors Photographer  so much easier. I recently had the opportunity to photograph one of Le Corbusier’s early Purist houses, Le Roche in Paris and I was reminded again how much easier my task is made by good design. This is because…

  • Suffolk interiors photography

    Aldeburgh, Suffolk interiors shoot

    Such a good time shooting this wonderful Ashford and Brooks kitchen in Suffolk on Wednesday. Thanks so much for your help Anna and Heidi.  

  • Museum of Liverpool - Architects 3XN

    Why architectural photography matters

    I am passionate about architectural photography. This is why I think it is so important. I think the first reason is that photography is a great way to capture and preserve the original intent of the Architect. Buildings change over time. They weather, they are extended and adapted, and the environment in which they are…

  • Place Photography Westerfield School, Suffolk

    Architectural and Interiors Photography – Guide to photography copyright

    The field of photographic copyright can be confusing to those commissioning a photographer for the first time so here is a quick guide for how it works at Place Photography. Photography Copyright Photographers often set very different terms so there is no simple answer, however, a general rule followed by pretty much everyone is that…