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How to Photograph Architecture with a 35mm Camera

Capturing an image has become spontaneous and immediate. While mobile photography maintains quality, it loses the ritual of taking a picture, i.e. thinking about an image while walking through a new city or the framing possibilities for a building from your point of view. In short, each image is the result of focus, aperture, exposure and the characteristics of the space. Travelling with a 35mm camera sets your limits, some say it is the closest lens to the human eye, others say it is too narrow to capture a building from the outside, but no doubt it all depends on your judgement and the capabilities of the equipment at your disposal.

Non-Structures & Palimpsest: Photography as a Register for Urban Regeneration and Real Estate Speculation

In honor of World Photography Day (August 19 ), Chilean architect Francisco Ibáñez Hantke offers a a perspective of urban transformation and the resulting instability caused by the regenerative processes and the constant real estate speculation that drive it. The photographs center on London, and reveal an exhausting array of construction and demolition and highlight the often blurry line between architecture and urban decay.

"Unsustainable Structures", 12. Image © Francisco Ibáñez Hantke"Hybrid Structures", 5. Image © Francisco Ibáñez Hantke"Unsustainable Structures", 1. Image © Francisco Ibáñez Hantke"Unsustainable Structures", 3. Image © Francisco Ibáñez Hantke+ 38

Cássio Vasconcellos Captures Chaotic Urban Landscapes in a Series of Articulated Aerial Photographs

Collectives, is a series of aerial imageries by Brazilian photographer and artist Cássio Campos Vasconcellos, made from articulated photos captured during helicopter flights. On-going for almost 5 years, the project consists of large-format works portraying chaotic urban landscapes and exploring “jam-packed situations typical of our civilization”. Aiming to showcase the impact of human activity on the world, the collection of images is a visual investigation of our consumer society.

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Aerial Imagery Depicts Iconic Modern and Contemporary Architecture in a New Perspective

In architecture and urbanism, both proximity and distance from a certain object of study, whether on a building scale or urban scale, are frequent strategies that help us better visualize details and also have a broader overall perception, both essential for understanding the object in question. Changing the point of view allows different perceptions of the same place. By moving from the ground level, or from the eye-level, which we are accustomed to in everyday life, to the aerial point of view, we can establish connections similar to those achieved through site plans, location plans, and urban plans.

Palace of Sports / Félix Candela. Image: © Daily OverviewLöyly / Avanto Architects. Image by @joelmiikka shared with @dailyoverviewJewish Museum Berlin / Daniel Libenskind. Image: © Daily OverviewSuperkilen / Topotek 1 + BIG Architects + Superflex. Image: © Daily Overview+ 25

Photographs of Caracas Explore the Evolution of Venezuela's Capital and Its Architecture

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Through a visual survey, architect and photographer Ramón Paolini explores the evolution of Caracas (Venezuela). The photographs capture the capital's transformation throughout the past forty years, giving viewers an in depth look at one of Latin America's most tumultuous regions, its urban development, and the socio-political aspects behind it. Most importantly, Paolini illustrates his personal vision for this urban space that builds, destroys, and rebuilds with an astounding tenacity.

Photographs by Victoria Lautman Depict India’s Subterranean Stepwells

Victoria Lautman, the LA-based journalist, started taking pictures of stepwells in India, thirty years ago, collecting images from all over the country. The Fowler Museum at UCLA is exhibiting nearly fifty photographs of these water-harvesting structures, till the 20th of October 2019.

PANNA MEENA. Image © Victoria LautmanUJALA. Image © Victoria LautmanPRADHANJI KA KUND. Image © Victoria LautmanSAI NATH. Image © Victoria Lautman+ 18

Explore Brazil's Architecture Studios Through the Lens of Marc Goodwin

Architectural photographer Marc Goodwin recently visited Brazil to continue on his journey documenting the world's architecture offices. Expanding on his current list, he's already visited Panama City, the Netherlands, Dubai, London, Paris, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, the Nordic countries, Barcelona, and Los Angeles. In Brazil, Marc photographed 20 offices across a range of scales and project types. Find out more about the individual offices and the city they are a part of through Marc's feature.

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