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  • Tribute to Architect Kathryn Findlay

    Tribute to inspirational British Architect Katheryn Findlay

    So sorry to hear of the loss of the inspirational Architect Kathryn Findlay. Here are some of her responses to questions put to her by the AJ in Febuary last year. Her responses are so direct and to the point. Refreshing! Why did you become an architect? To mix poetry and pragmatism. What is your…

  • Architect designed homes from containers – an answer for more than Felixstowe?

    Felixstowe in Suffolk is the largest container port in the UK and among the six largest in Europe. As a consequence we locals are all too familiar with those big metal boxes trailing along the A12 and A14 and know well the giant stacks that dominate the port area that in turn dominates the seaside…

  • When to photograph new build development (exterior)

    It can be hard to know at what stage to commission photography for a new building development so here is a quick run through  the options. Documenting construction This one’s easy. Commission the photographer as close to the beginning of construction as you can. This gives plenty of scope to agree how to approach the…

  • Andrew Geller – Architecture – Freedom of the Holiday House

    I wonder if it is your experience that people commissioning a house for pleasure and leisure are prepared to be more playful with the architecture than those intended as a principal residence. I have been photographing ‘The Dune House’ in Thorpness, Suffolk. This is a building designed by the Norwegian Architects JVA.   I have…

  • Get your architectural images published

    Get your architectural images published

    Andrea Klettiner has written a short and hugely valuable piece on how to get give your architectural images the best chance of publication. I can do no better than to give you a link.      

  • What’s your current favorite building design in East Anglia?

    There are so many exciting buildings to choose from but my favorite today is the Dune House designed by Jarnund/Vigsaes Architects (JVA). It was commissioned by Living Architecture so it can be little surprise that it is such a striking presence on the sandy dunes near Thorpness, Suffolk. What a job to have, commissioning all of…

  • References for Architects and Designers

    The creative work of others is a great source of inspiration. Architects, architectural photographers and designers working in the built environment now have a great reference resource in www.archiref.com , It is a growing visual reference database put together by French Architect Sébastien Lucas. Like all of the best resources on the web it is a collaborative…

  • Priorities for architectural photography

    I have been trying to order my approach to Architectural Photography. Of course a great deal depends upon the brief I am given but there is a common thread and for my own satisfaction I have a default set of intentions. These are represented in below as 11 different guidelines. Some of them refer more…

  • Don’t shoot the children

      I have been photographing a lot of educational establishments lately. It is great fun and hugely rewarding. Modern schools are such lively and refreshing spaces, so different to my own memories. As a parent it is a great pleasure and a privilege to gain an insight into the places our children spend so much…