Iwan Baan was twelve years old when he received his first camera and, "within a week, [he] had traded it in for a better one." He is one of the most well-known and highly sought after architectural photographers in the world, recognised for shooting cities from above and for always highlighting people (occupation) in his images. In a short interview with Jonathan Glancey Baan is the first to state that he "doesn't know much about architecture" — something which has not inhibited his ability to produce some of the most successful photographs of the built world, and how we design, construct and occupy it. Set amid the backdrop of the first Chicago Architecture Biennial, Glancey laments the fact that Baan was not "around to photograph the dramatic rise of [the city's] skyline." Click here to watch the conversation between Jonathan Glancey and Iwan Baan for the BBC.
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