Before you say it, I know that architectural photography is a mainstay of the photography community. But, there’s no harm in taking another look, broadening your definitions, and looking for new inspiration in decidedly fertile ground.
Below I’m hoping you’ll find something, or several things, that will pique your interest and cause you to venture out into the world of architecture with your camera. The physical achievements of mankind are unashamedly numerous and unimaginably diverse, I believe our fascination with photographing them is well warranted.
In presenting an array of interesting takes on architectural photography, there has been a conscious effort made to cover a whole spectrum of ideas and specific subjects. From abstract architectural textures, to vanishing point shots and cityscapes. The hope is that the selection below will ignite your imagination and give you a passion for capturing not only the famous and obvious, but the intriguing architectural elements around you.
When hunting for worthy candidates, I found a disappointing dirge of photographs from my home city of Manchester, England. Perhaps together we can capture the essence of our cities and towns, and give incredible and interesting architecture the attention it’s due.
Share Your Own Images!
I hope you’ve enjoyed the photographs and that they’ve inspired you to go out and capture something amazing for yourself! We’d love to see your favourite architecture shots – just post a comment and link below. Also, feel free to link to any resources that you’ve found particularly helpful in this area.