Architectural photographs

An architectural photograph can be aesthetically driven and/or technical and accurate in recording images of buildings or similar structures. As building designs changed and became more contemporary over time, architectural photography also grew during the early-to-mid-20th century to become more creative. Photographers used a greater emphasis on lines, controlled perspective, and bold shadows in their compositions, as well as experimented with other techniques. Both interior and exterior photographs of architectures toyed with light and landscapes and different, newer experiments in equipment.

The first permanent and architectural photograph was View from the Window at Le Gras by Nicéphore Niépce in 1826 and William Henry Fox Talbot's photo of a Latticed window in Lacock Abbey taken in 1835. The architectural photography profession is primarily represented by three trade organizations: The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers (AIAP), The International Association of Architectural Photographers (IAAP). This, in additional to photo appraisals and authentication by our photo experts, allows for a very credible foundation to any architectural photography collector. Some famous architectural photographs are Roger Fenton, Berenice Abbott, Francis Frith, Samuel Bourne, Julius Shulman, and more.

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