Concrete still lifes, overgrown buildings, staggering cityscapes—lenses in tow, our artists capture the finest architectural constructs. From previously-unexplored perspectives of metropolitan high-rises to striking textures on eroding facades, our architectural photography takes you on an aesthetic journey through the world's concrete jungles. And when city lights meet an eye for the unusual, the results are truly extraordinary.
A balancing act
As a design practice, architecture is erected at a fascinating intersection between the sciences and the arts. According to Roman author and engineer Vitruvius, successes (or failures) in architecture are defined by three guiding principles: beauty, durability, and utility. Only upon striking a balance of all three can a construct be admired for its greatness.
It's not without reason that breathtaking buildings, meticulously-modelled landscapes, and gravity-defying bridges are popular subjects in the world of photography. Take London, Istanbul, New York, and Shanghai—if we ask you paint a picture of these bustling metropoles, what details come to mind first?
Perception and perspective
Architectural photography invites viewers to admire subjects from new angles. While browsing our catalogue, try and reflect on the places and spaces in your own universe that go unnoticed as you hurry about your days—the public swimming pool you rush by as you head to the Tube, the colour of the steps leading up to your office...
Taking mental snapshots of your surroundings has long-been a hobby of yours? Then it's high-time you put together your very own collection of architectural photography. All you need is a steady hand to hang your prints.
Notice the interplay between light and composition as you attempt to grasp the intricacies of the prints you choose. A photograph taken in the late afternoon transmits an entirely different mood to one captured during the blue hour. Similarly, when shot from a frog perspective, the Eiffel Tower evokes a sense of familiarity that could never be matched by a bird's-eye view. Only when you begin to observe the lines, patterns, and shapes present in architectural photography, will you begin to uncover its depths and complexities.
If you've had your fill of skylines and sidewalks, head over to our collection of abstract landscape photography to look at the world from a whole new perspective.