Architectural Photographers: José Campos

House in Monção by Joao Paulo Loureiro. Image ©

Architectural photographer, José Campos had the privilege of being born in an architectural paradise: Porto, . Having trained as an architect as well as a graphic designer, Campos brings a mature architectural eye and a keen attention to detail, light and color to his shots. His work has been published in dozens of well-known national and international books and publications. ArchDaily interviewed Campos to learn more about his start and artistic process. Read the entire interview, and check out his amazing images, after the break.

Platform of Arts and Creativity / Pitagoras Arquitectos

© Jose Campos

Architects: Pitagoras Arquitectos
Location: , Portugal
Design Team: Fernando Sá, Raul Roque, Alexandre Lima, Manuel Roque
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Jose Campos

Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown / Charles Correa Associates

© José Campos, architectural photography

Charles Correa Associates designed this research and diagnostic center located in . It is a state-of-the-art facility guided by some of the best scientist in the world. Correa says, “What makes me most proud about this project is that it is NOT a Museum of Modern Art. On the contrary, it uses the highest levels of contemporary science and medicine to help people grappling with real problems; cancer, brain damage and going blind. And to house these cutting-edge activities, we tried to create a piece of architecture. Architecture as Sculpture. Architecture as Beauty. Beauty as therapy.”

Architect: Charles Correa Associates
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Project Area: 50,000 sqm
Photographs: José Campos, arqf architectural photography

Palacio de Justica de Gouveia / Barbosa & Guimaraes Architects

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This project takes advantage of the demolition of the existing building, which occupied the whole of the plot, to design a new Plaza, with a scale and dignity to receive the Law Courts. In dialogue with the granite walls that define its surroundings, the Plaza takes on the form of a bottling of stone, upon which the Law Courts rest.

Architect: Barbosa & Guimaraes Architects
Location: Gouveia, Portugal
Project Year: 2010
Photography: José Campos, arqf architectural photography

EA House / Barbosa & Guimarães

© José Campos- Arqf

Architects: Barbosa & Guimarães
Location: Porto, Portugal
Project Director: Rui Guedes
Co-workers: Paulo Lima, José António Barbosa, Pedro Lopes
Project year: 2009 – 2010
Photographs: Arqf (José Campos | arqf – architectural photography)

Fonte Da Luz / Barbosa & Guimarães

© - José Campos

Architects: Barbosa & Guimarães – José António Barbosa, Pedro Lopes
Location: Porto, Portugal
Project director: João Fonseca
Project year: 2004-2011
Photographs: Arqf – José Campos

Oporto House / +linha-linha Architects

© José Campos

Architect: +linha-linha Architects
Location: ,
Principals: Vitória Coutinho, Ana Coutinho
Collaborators: Joana Moreira
Project year: 2009-2010
Photographs: José Campos

Antas Educative Center / AVA Architects


Architect: AVA – Atelier Veloso arquitectos
Location: Antas, Porto, Portugal
Principals in Charge: Carlos Jorge Coelho Veloso, Rui Filipe Coelho Veloso
Collaborators: Inês Costa
Project year: 2008-2009
Photographs: José Campos