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Famous Photographers of Architecture

Claire Greaves , Apr 18, 2006; 09:00 a.m.

I am not sure if I am in the right Forum as I am new to this board but I would appreciate any help.

I am doing GCSE Photography and have taken pictures of Bath for my buildings and Landscape board however I need to talk about a famous photographer, does anyone know a photographer that used Architecture so that I can refer to them.

Many thanks


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Beatrice Flowers , Apr 18, 2006; 09:18 a.m.

Julius Shulman is very famous in that line of work. Anyway, all you need is over here: http://photography.about.com/library/weekly/aa101303a.htm

Brad Farlow , Apr 18, 2006; 09:20 a.m.

Ezra Stoller is probably the best known. Others include Eugene Atget, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Paul Caponigro, Yukio Futagawa, Timothy Hursley, Steve Rosenthal, plus many others who are know for other specialties and not primarily architecture.

Ellis Vener , Apr 18, 2006; 09:21 a.m.

The late Ezra Stoller is the patron saint of architectural photography as practiced from the 1940s onward for both photographers and architects.

I say this for many reasons :his aesthetic vision of modern architecture; his level of craft, precision and problem solving; and his business acumen and ethical business practices.



Five living architectural photographers of significant note: Norman McGrath, Dan Winters, Richard Payne, Robert Polidari, and Timothy Hursley.

Ellis Vener , Apr 18, 2006; 09:34 a.m.

I forgot Julius Shuman in Los Angeles.

Chris Breeze in the UK is quite good too. Contact him through http://www.breezesys.com and say hi from Ellis vener.

Gil Pruitt , Apr 18, 2006; 12:06 p.m.

I like Fred J. Maroon. Great book called These United States. Also a lot of Washington D.C. architecture. A wizard with a Leica 21mm Super Angulon.


Martin Reed , Apr 19, 2006; 04:14 p.m.

Eric de Mare

Eric de Mare was best known for his Penguin books on photography, first published in the 1950s I think. He was also an architectural photographer, illustrating books on industrial buildings and bridges.

Daniel Smith , Apr 21, 2006; 05:15 p.m.

Morley Baer from the Bay Area of California. His book "Painted Ladies" is filled with fine images of the houses of the San Francisco Bay area. He has a lot of architectural work that is first rate.

Colin Carron , Apr 22, 2006; 10:46 a.m.


Some UK photograhers who feature architecture photography in their work :

1) Frank Meadow Sutcliffe - worked in Whitby about 1900 - 1920. His photos now evoke a bygone age. Several books of his photos are available.

2) Edwin Smith - his work is mostly 1940 - 1960 and usually church / cathedral architecture. Again some books available of his work.

3) Mark Power - alive and well as far as I know - he has done series on such places as the millennium dome etc.

If you do a google search on these people you will come up with more info and some idea asa to whether they fit your requirements. Good luck with the GCSE's!

Shonaugh Carlin , Nov 03, 2008; 04:29 p.m.

I'm doing a Higher photography course in school and as a project I have decided to pick my school as the topic since it is the last year that my school is open. I am thinking of doing something that will make the school look empty and sad, like abandoned. But I also need to write about a famous photographer. Anyone know any photographers I could look at?

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