At first documentary in its approach, this kind of photography would later become an artistic observation of the environment. Artists seek to capture lines, forms, textures, and the materials of the architecture around them.
Architectural photography is a very specific discipline. It emerged for the first time via the lens of Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in 1826. This visionary created an image of the interior courtyard of his family residence. This first photograph inspired many more.
At first documentary in its approach, this kind of photography would later become an artistic observation of the environment. Artists seek to capture lines, forms, textures, and the materials of the architecture around them, since architecture varies greatly from one location to another.
Thibaud Poirier has lived in many cities
throughout his life. He thus learned to hone his gaze, to highlight the cultural differences inherent to human constructions. He chose to photograph only churches and libraries. These timeless photographs, without any human presence, reveal the unique beauty of these prestigious venues. Through his lens, he seeks to capture cultural and geographic influences, as well as the variations of a space dedicated to a very specific activity.
Through the eyes of Aurélien Villette , history also assumes great importance. He captures locations from both the interior and exterior. He opts for original perspectives to showcase forms and the dynamism of architectural movements. Above all, he focuses on abandoned constructions, sites left unclaimed, where nature sometimes reclaims its stake.
Cinemas, swimming pools
, museums, opera houses, or theatres… Franck Bohbot captures urban architecture, that of the world’s biggest cities from New-York to Hong-Kong
and London. His “urbex” photography showcases the tumult of cities, skyscrapers, or amusement parks, both day and night
. His photographs sweep us up in their movement: one look and we’re in a twirl.
Haussmannian buildings or modern homes, architectural photographs capture the soul of a place and present them to us like an art object. Explore the most beautiful architectural photographs in numbered limited edition, thanks to YellowKorner.