Continuing with our Architectural Photographers series, we now present Fran Parente: Brazilian architect working as an Architectural and Interior Design Photographer, based in Sao Paulo but with works from all over the world and several already published in ArchDaily.
1. When and how did you start photographing architecture?
I was working as an intern at Triptyque Architecture and at the end of my architecture course. I always photographed buildings and places during my trips with family and friends but never thought this could end up being my work. During my internship I had the chance to photograph the Colombia building that had just been completed. I say that this was the happening that opened my eyes to architectural photography. In a few months I finished my internship and could dedicate my free time to architectural photography.
2. Are you an architect?
Yes, I finished my architecture graduation course in 2008.
3. Why do you like to photograph architecture?
Because it gives me the opportunity to live off two things which I am very passionate of, photography and architecture.
4. Favorite architect?
Herzog & De Meuron
5. Favorite building?
I had a very remarkable experience when I photographed the Vitra Haus by Hezog & De Meuron
6. How do you work?
I usually photograph alone and most of my works are commissioned directly by the architects. I also collaborate with commissioned works for architecture and interior design magazines, books and websites.
7.- What kind of equipment and software do you use?
Digital format so I can handle the workflow, tilt shift lenses lightweight and stable tripod. At the studio we use mostly Adobe Photoshop and camera RAW software and sometimes Adobe Lightroom.