Top 10 Architecture Photographers You Should Know

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Your camera loves the Architecture

Architecture photographers fall in for the infrastructure. How big or small the architecture is doesn’t matter to them. They know how to capture it in their small magic box.

They are the voice of the people, the buildings, bridges, structures and whatever had been made by the humans. 

They show the technologies, development, growth, and sometimes history about the infrastructure through their lens.

Here in this article, we have listed the top 10 architecture photographers in the world. It is written with deep research and study. If you are a beginner photographer or if you are looking for mentors to learn architecture photography. Then this article is for you

Let’s dive in

Top 10 Architecture photographers to get inspiration

  1. Iwaan Baan
  2. Andrew Prokos
  3. Sebastian Weiss
  4. Julia Anna Gospodarou
  5. Mike Hollman
  6. Sergio Castiglione
  7. Duccio Malagamba
  8. Mike Kelley
  9. Cristóbal Palma
  10. Simone Bossi

Iwan Baan

Iwan Baan is the street photographer born in 1975 and grew up outside Amsterdam. He studied photography at the Royal Academy of Art and also worked in documenting photography and publishing in New York and Europe. 

Iwan Baan Photography
©Iwan Baan

He is a Dutch photographer who is known for his images that tell life and interaction with architecture. His love for photography arose when his Grandfather gave him a camera on his twelfth birthday. 

Back then who knows he will become what he is today. After his studies in photography, he continued his interest in documenting photography. Before falling in for architecture he has worked for many types of photography.

Without further training in architecture. His artistic approach has become the voice of what you see around yourself built. 

He has worked with world-renowned architects in many different projects in different countries. He has got many awards and images featured in books, Magazine and other publications.

Iwan Baan Awards 

  • 2011- 100 most influential people-contemporary architecture world
  • 2012- The Golden Lion-Best Installation-Venice Architecture Biennale
  • Julius Shulman award for photography
  • the AIA Stephen A. Kliment Oculus Award

Iwan Baan Publications

  • The New York times
  • Architectural Record
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Architectural Digest
  • Domus
  • Abitare

Iwan Baan Books

  • Kiruna Forever
  • National Museum of Qatar
  • Justice is beauty
  • Tatiana Bilbao Estudio
  • Serpentine Pavilion 2019 – Junya Ishigami
  • The House: The Waken Desire
  • Perspectives – Tatiana Bilbao Estudio
  • Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People
  • Torre Reforma
  • 2018 Bruges Triennial: Liquid City
  • Baku – Oil and Urbanism
  • The Sea Ranch: Architecture, Environment, and Idealism
  • And many more

If at any point you have a love for architecture photography and want to explore and learn more about it. You should follow his work and pattern for working professionally. 

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Andrew Prokos

Andrew Prokos is a New York-based architecture photographer who is also known for his fine artwork. Which visualize the interconnection architectural elements and urban views. 

Andrew Prokos Photography
©Andrew Prokos

He is an expert in capturing high-resolution images of city escape in New York City and also the other cities around the world. His Images produce astonishing details which lead to producing large format prints. 

He is an elite person in long exposure photography techniques. He opens up the exposure for 10 minutes to capture the subject. Which helps in creating a very high definition and detailed images.

That is used in large format prints and publications. His photography has been published in several platforms and has received multiple awards.

Andrew Prokos awards

  • Prix De La Photographie Paris 
  • American Photography 31
  • AI-AP Latin American Fotografia
  • International Photography Awards Lucie
  • International Color Awards
  • American Institute of Architects 
  • Epson International Pano Awards
  • Black and White spider awards
  • London International creative competition

He has clients in several industries like advertising, design, property development, and other industries.

Andrew Prokos Clients

  • HBO
  • Cisco System
  • The New York City economic development corp
  • Cisco System

He is a voting member of the “ American Society of Media Photographers”.

To know more about him and his work style go check out his galleries. You may learn something that will help you grow in your perspective.

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Sebastian Weiss

Sebastian Weiss is an Architecture photographer based in Germany. His works show the reflection of the buildings and the details of its shape. He is a member of the professional association of freelance photographers and Film creatures.

Sebastian Weiss Photography
©Sebastian Weiss

His work has been published in many magazines and books around the world.

Sebastian Weiss Awards

  • 2019-Fine Art Photography Awards, 2x Professional Nominees Category Architecture “Monolicious”, “Chinese Blue” APA
  • 2018-International Photography Awards IPA, Category Architecture – Honorable Mention “Monolicious”
  • 2017- Category Architecture Buildings – 1st place and gold star award “Dramatis personae II” ND Photography Awards,
  • 2016-Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Award
  • And many more

Sebastian Weiss Clients

  • BMW
  • Cartier
  • Adobe, 
  • BMW, 
  • HUGO BOSS
  • Panasonic 
  • CR Holding 

You can follow him on the following platform to learn and explore.

Julia Anna Gospodarou

Julia is an internationally acclaimed Architecture photographer. Also known for her teaching and taking workshops around the world. She is the recipient of multiple awards.

Julia Anna photography
© Julia Anna

At her young age, she was passionate about expressing herself artistically through drawing, architecture, and Photography.

Julia Anna is the founder of (en)visionography. A platform to define a new way of creating fine art and photography based on their vision and experience in this digital age.

Her work is represented in many exhibitions and art galleries.

“If you do not need it like air, it is not art.”

Julia Anna Gospodarou Awards

  • 2016-Architecture photographer of the Year-International Photography Awards IPA
  • 2018-Hasselblad Masters top 10 Finalist 
  • 2013-Sony world photography awards 
  • International Photography Awards – for series Urban Saga – Category Architecture Fine Art Professionals-IPA 2016- GOLD (1st Prize) 
  • And many more

You can follow her on the following platform:

Mike Hollman

Mike Hollman is an architecture photographer. Who has traveled the world to capture the beauty of culture, landscape, nature, people, and culture?

Mike Hollman photography
©Mike Hollman

He is based in Auckland, New Zealand has. He has 20 years of experience. Currently, a commercial photographer specialized in:

  •  Architecture Photography
  • Travel Photography 
  • Landscape Photography
  • Hotel and resort photography

He is recognized as the grandmaster of photography with the New Zealand Institute of photography. His passion has earned a lot of awards and recognition.

Mike Hollman recognition and awards

  • 2015-The 13 World’s Best Architectural Photographers Interactive Design Institute, UK
  • 2018-Winner 2018 Monovision Photography Awards: Architecture Category
  • 2016-Pangea Prize Winner, Architecture & Urban Spaces Category, Siena International Photo Awards 2016
  • 2014-New Zealand Commercial Photographer of the Year 2014 – NZIPP
  • 2013-Top 7 Architectural Photographers in 2013 Worldwide – Framed Awards, USA
  • 2012-Auckland Photographer of the Year 2012 – NZIPP
  • And many more

You can follow mike in the following platform:

Sergio Castiglione

 Sergio Castiglione is an Argentine Architecture photographer. He traveled several cities around the world, to document the metropolis from his artistic point of view. 

Sergio Castiglione Photos
©Sergio Castiglione

His works focus on architectural, Urban, and travel photography. His work has been exhibited in Argentina and many places around the world. 

His work is published in many places around the world. 

Sergio Castiglione Awards 

  • 2016-Law of Patronage
  • 2015-Espejos Urbanos
  • 2014-“Windows to the Future of Architecture 2014 to Photography”
  • 2014-Espejos Urbanos
  • 2013-Espejos Urbanos

Sergio Castiglione Books

  • Espejos Urbanos – Otra forma de mirada Buenos Aires (2014)
  • Momentum – Intersections in sports (2017)

To know more about him and how he had made it so far. Go check out his profile. Learn and grow.

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Duccio Malagamba

Duccio Malagamba is an Italian architecture photographer. The architect turned out to be a renowned photographer. He has more than 25 years of experience in this field and has been recognized with many awards.

Duccio Malagamba Photos
©Duccio Malagamba

His works have been published in magazines and different publications all over the world. He is awarded 5 times with the “Lux National Photography Award” which was presented by the “ Spanish Association of Professional Photographers.

He was the runner up in the architecture photographer of the year 2013. He has worked with many renowned architects like Herzog & De Meuron, Alvaro Siza Vieira, and many others.

After graduating in Architecture from the University of Genao. He has moved to Barcelona for further studies and a career. Later his interest in photography began to bounce out and his photographs started getting recognition.

His work has also been exhibited and showcased in museums and art galleries.

Duccio malagamba Awards

  • 2013 runner up Architectural photographer of the year- World architecture forum Singapore
  • 2005 – Lux National photography award – Bronze Lux- Architecture photography
  • 1999- Lux National photography award – Silver-Lux- Architecture photography
  • 1995-Lux National photography award – Gold Lux- Architecture photography
  • 1993-Lux National photography award – Gold Lux- Architecture photography
  • And more

Mike Kelley

Mike Kelley is an Architecture photographer based in Los Angeles, California. He has a love for airplanes also.

He wanted to be a snowboarder but become a famous photographer. 

Mike Kelley Photograph
©Mike Kelley

After graduating from Art and Environment Science from the University of Vermont. He, later on, moved to Lake Tahoe, California to pursue his career as a snowboarder. But after a few years of struggle and challenge, he discovered photography and got stuck to it.

In 2018, he founded a blog to provide resources for architecture photographers and all the people related to the architecture industry. To learn and explore architecture photography.

He has worked with many reputed clients one of them is Tesla. His work has also got published in many magazines and reputed publications.

Mike Kelley Awards and exhibition

  • 2014 Groundswell: A+D Museum
  • 2015 The Architecture of Iceland AIA LA: Solo Exhibit
  • 2017 Airportraits: Solo Exhibit: SFO Museum
  • 2017 LA Airspace: Los Angeles: OUE Skyspace
  • 2018 LA Airspace Architectural Photography AIA LA Honor Award
  • And many more

Mike Kelley Clients

  • Tesla Motors
  • Mark Cavagnero Associates
  • Herman Miller
  • Arquitectonica
  • Pozas Arquitectos

Mike Kelley Publications

  • Travel+Leisure 
  • BBC
  • Fast Company
  • National Geographic
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Wired

Mike Kelley Books

  • New Architecture Los Angeles
  • LA Airspace
  • Photo via
  • Civilization: The Way We Live Now
  • Arquitectonica
  • Renewing Tradition: The Architecture of Eric J. Smith
  • Impossible Photography
  • The Art of Flying
  • Data Visualization: Charts, Maps, and Interactive Graphics

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Cristóbal Palma

Cristóbal Palma is a Santiago based architecture photographer. He completed his studies in the Architectural Association in London. Before starting his career as a photographer. He was an architect, traveling and reporting.

©Cristóbal Palma

Cristobal Editorial work

  • The New York Times
  • Domos 
  • Architectural digest
  • Wire
  • Monocle

Apart from photography, he has produced a short film in architecture. In 2013 he was awarded the best architecture short film”.He has also done solo exhibitions in different places. 

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Simone Bossi

Simone Bossi is an architecture photographer based in Paris and Milan. Before photography, he was an architect. He studied architecture in Milan. 

After 5 years of working as an architect between Switzerland, Netherlands, and Italy. He transformed into a photographer and decided to dedicate his life to photography.

A self-taught photographer, who tries to reveal the feeling and environment of the space.

Simone Bossi Exhibitions

  • 2018 Galerie D’ Architecture Paris- Collective Exhibition
  • 2019 Divario Gallery Rome – Solo Exhibition
  • 2020 Science Museum – London- Solo Exhibition

He travels the world to work with different architects and editors.

Conclusion 

There are many Architectural photographers around the world. But due to the limitations of selecting. I have selected only 10 among the many. 

If you are a beginner photographer or passionate about architecture photography. You have the opportunity to get inspired and learn from them. 

If you have any questions feel free to comment below. I would love to hear from you.

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