The power of architectural photography, how it shapes our senses and directs our experience of space is explored in Building Images. The exhibition, currently running Sto Werkstatt in London until 25 March, features a selection from the 2015 Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards.
On show are work by overall winner Fernando Guerra, and short listed entrants Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre, Doublespace, Christopher Frederick Jones, Laurian Ghinitoiu, Mark Gorton, Ryan Koopmans, Lingfei Tan + Song Han, Mads Mogensen, Tom Roe, Ieva Saudargaite?, Su Shengliang, Grant Smith and Jeremie Souteyrat.
Guerra says of his work: ‘I believe an image like this, obtained by chance, and definitely not by major planning, give space meaning, creates rhythms that the architects had probably planned for. I was there to help tell the story.’
Here the skill and creativity of the photographer are examined, and the critical possibilities of photography explored.
‘Photographers are conveyors of the architectural experience and photography has the unique ability to explore and represent architectural space and form, and even to express fundamental architectural concepts,’ says curator Amy Croft.
She hopes the exhibition will help ‘spark a wider debate on the use of imagery in the digital era as well as the importance of visual communication tools within the architecture and design industry’.