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Of all the niches in photography, there’s nothing as enigmatic as architectural photography. Be it skyscrapers or minute decorative details, there’s plenty to keep you occupied for hours.

To prove this statement, we have collected 31 of the most influential architecture photographers from across Instagram. You’ll see why they’re worth a follow!

A beautiful flat lay architecture photography of a spiral stairway

What is Architecture Photography?

Architecture photography is a niche that focuses on capturing buildings, monuments, and structures.

It lacks dynamics in the classical sense, but that doesn’t mean these photos have to be boring. Here the emphasis is on playing with composition, lighting, contrast and textures.

Since it is unlikely that you can move a building, the photographer must respond to the situation. This requires an intuitive eye, as well as knowledge of the correct camera settings.

Architecture photography of two modern buildings in symmetry.

The Most Influential Architecture Photographers

Let’s take a look at the work of these amazing artists!

Fernando Guerra

Fernando is a professional architect. Unsurprising that his photography lends an unconventional perspective of the focal building. He takes a conscious approach to architecture photography and revers the structure and purpose of each subject. He often includes humans in his scenes, to show the dramatic difference in scale.

 

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Ein Beitrag geteilt von Fernando Guerra (@fernandogguerra)

Tekla Evelina Severin

Tekla is a colourist, designer, and photographer. She takes innovative and colourful architecture photos, reflecting a sense of playfulness. She notices the little things that can spice photos up, such as pieces of furniture, colourful props, and other artsy details.

 

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Ein Beitrag geteilt von Tekla Evelina Severin (@teklan)

Karen Vikke

Karen is a Danish minimalist urban photographer, who works only with her iPhone to capture stunning images. What stands out in her images is the contrast between the sky and the buildings. She uses vivid colours to highlight the beauty and playfulness of the most ordinary buildings.

 

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Ein Beitrag geteilt von Karen Vikke (@vikkeview)

José Luis Sáez

José, like the previous artist on this list, is also an iPhone photographer. He takes black and white photos to highlight contrast and textures. His images look mysterious, with the added element of human silhouettes. He uses leading lines and various perspectives to guide his audience through his photos.

 

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Ein Beitrag geteilt von José Luis Sáez (@jl_saez)

Pascal Krumm

Who said that architecture photography has to be boring? Pascal has a talent for finding splendid views and colourful subjects, creating vibrant images full of life. He often poses models in front of the buildings, adding movement to the pictures. He is also a director of music videos. We recommend checking out his YouTube channel!

 

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Ein Beitrag geteilt von Pascal Krumm (@pascalkrumm)

Paul Eis

Paul is a young visual artist from Germany best known for his colourful architecture makeover series. He realised that he finds grey buildings boring, so he adds colour to them in Photoshop. This results in a happy and playful appearance. Paul’s unique technique is one of a kind in the world of architectural photography.

 

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Ein Beitrag geteilt von Paul Eis (@the_architecture_photographer)

Marcus Wagner

Marcus is a part of the Aesthetic Inspiration community which promotes aspiring artists and shares their work. He captures shapes and repetition in his images, often focusing on staircases and other circular forms. He often includes models in his photos. We love the striking contrasts between the static buildings and the moving humans.

 

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Ein Beitrag geteilt von m a r c u s | frankfurt (@mr.wgnr)

Chris Hytha

Chris is an architecture student, who embarked on architectural photography while studying. He works to detailed and precise sketches of buildings, which help him focus on the details when taking pictures. By posing people in his photos, and using various dynamic compositional techniques, Chris has images full of movement and life.

 

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Ein Beitrag geteilt von Chris Hytha (@hytha.cg)

Clemente Vergara

Clemente is an architecture photographer based in Barcelona. Hie experiments with shapes and patterns to create engaging and dynamic compositions. To capture that modern and refined edge, he uses perspective and leading lines to mesmerise the viewer.

 

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Ein Beitrag geteilt von Clemente Vergara (@clementevb)

Matthieu Venot

Matthieu is an engineer and musician, who has been a photographer since 2014. He has developed his own style, focusing on architectural angles, which result in abstract geometric images. He uses the clear sky as an element of composition in his photos. The bright blue sky usually contrasts the vibrant colour of the buildings he is framing.

 

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Ein Beitrag geteilt von Matthieu Venot (@matthieuvenot)

Jeanette Hägglund

Jeanette is currently working in several fields of photography, from advertising to fashion to products. Her architecture photos are a favourite with several agencies and companies like Apple. She aims to find new angles and possibilities in every subject, thus creating colourful and high-contrast architecture images.

 

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Ein Beitrag geteilt von Jeanette Hägglund (@etna_11)

Karina Castro

Apart from taking architecture photos, Karina also likes to create images that revolve around socio-political issues. She uses her work to visually analyse the space, filling the frame with mindfully composed elements. She is often collaborating with architects and publishers, as well as holding exhibitions.

 

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Ein Beitrag geteilt von Karina Castro (@karinacastrophotographer)

Kyle Jeffers

Kyle is a portrait and architecture photographer, who’s also into still life. He has many photo series based on various topics, such as manufactured sculptures or warplanes. His architecture photos are bright and simple, using the distinct line between the sky and the building as a source of contrast.

 

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JAG Studio

JAG Studio is an organisation that offers photography services for architects and interior designers. They collaborate to document the design process work and create new perspectives. Many of their photos capture contemporary residences and offices. Their images often feature in advertisements.

 

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Ein Beitrag geteilt von JAG 🇪🇨 (@jag_studio)

Chak Kit

Chak is a photographer and visual artist, focusing on artistic architecture photography. He notices and emphasises the patterns in his surroundings. He conjures images that get their dynamics from the repetitive forms and shapes. He also likes to capture people in his photos, creating minimalistic figures in front of his subjects.

 

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Ein Beitrag geteilt von Chak Kit (@_chakmkit)

Zsolt Hlinka

Zsolt is a Hungarian photographer with a strong portfolio in architecture, interior, and real estate photos. He uses symmetry and geometry to create balance in his pictures. He does commissions for clients and takes photos of urban life. Zsolt has won several awards in the field of urban and architectural photography. His work has been featured in exhibitions worldwide.

 

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Ein Beitrag geteilt von HLINKA ZSOLT (@zsolt_hlinka)

Andy Hendrata

If you are looking for urban architecture photos that show symmetry and patterns, you will love Andy’s profile! His images capture reflections and other balanced compositional elements. He often includes models in his images, somewhat breaking the symmetry of the buildings.

 

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Ein Beitrag geteilt von A n d y | Netherlands (@andyhendrata)

Marta Ferreira

Marta is a minimalist urban architect and artist who frames the sophisticated beauty in the inanimate world around us. She uses colours and shapes as the main elements in her pictures, usually working with pastel tones. She likes to include humans in her photos, which humanises the bright tones of the buildings she takes photographs.

 

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Ein Beitrag geteilt von Marta Ferreira (@martanferreira)

Mark Fearnley

Mark is a UK-based fine-art street photographer, who often dabbles in architectural photos. He started as an interior decorative artist and slowly transitioned to painting on canvas and taking photographs. He uses humans as a key element of his photos, often bringing emotions into his black and white images.

 

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Ein Beitrag geteilt von Mark Fearnley (@mark.fearnley)

Marcus Cederberg

Marcus is a Swedish photographer. Minimalist at heart, he creates meaningful shots using as few elements as possible. He often experiments with windows and staircases in his images. His images are exhibited in Stockholm, Hong Kong, Rome, and other cities worldwide.

 

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Ein Beitrag geteilt von Marcus (@marcuscederberg)

Varun Thota

Varun stands out as an architectural photographer. He often works with drones which results in a majestic panoramic view of the scene. He has a background in IT. He uses photography to stir his creativity and make visually appealing images. He has also collaborated with brands such as Uber and UBS.

 

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Ein Beitrag geteilt von Varun Thota (@vnthota)

Inge Schuster

Inge transforms architecture into an art form. She has an eye for extraordinary compositions. Many of her images are black and white but she also likes to play with colours- at times including one or two accent tones in one picture. She often includes humans as silhouettes to make her photos even more eye-catching.

 

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Ein von @inge.schuster geteilter Beitrag

Kan Kankavee

Kan is a street, travel, and architecture photographer from Thailand. He regularly uses bird eye view to capture the entirety of a scene from an unusual perspective. His images are full of life, often including humans in his frames. He also plays with leading lines and long exposure photography to give his images an extra zing.

 

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Ein Beitrag geteilt von Kan Kankavee (@kankankavee)

Andria Darius Pancrazi

Andria has a minimalistic and dreamy style of architecture photography. He takes photos of individual houses and then goes crazy colouring them. You can identify his photos by the signature warm pink which adds atmosphere to his images. He also often plays with shadows of organic objects on architectural facades.

 

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Ein Beitrag geteilt von andria darius pancrazi. (@pancrazi)

Xiao Han

Xiao is a Shanghai-based visual artist who creates dynamic yet refined architecture photos. What makes her images unique is that she includes herself in most of them, as an element. She’s particularly gifted with harmonising the various colours and forms of the buildings she shoots.

 

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Ein Beitrag geteilt von Xiao Han (@hx1125)

Helin Bereket

Helin is an architect who plunged into photography when studying the connection between architecture and art. She has had cooperations with brands such as Samsung, Nikon, or Audi. Her style is highly creative and innovative, as she finds something worth capturing in every environment.

 

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Ein Beitrag geteilt von Helin Bereket (@helinbereket)

Toni Stadler

Toni is a photographer and traveller from Berlin, who takes images of details that most people cease to notice. Whether it is underground tunnels, staircases, or building constructions, Toni knows how to bring the most of each subject. He likes to include humans and animals in his photos to create a sense of motion.

 

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Ein Beitrag geteilt von Toni Stadler | Berlin (@tonistadlr)

Jeroen Peters

Jeroen is a Dutch photographer who is aiming to combine architecture with minimalism. He loves focusing on structures and patterns, and he uses colours very mindfully, only including a selection of them in each picture. His favourite subjects are abstract and modern buildings as these best serve his minimalistic style.

 

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Ein Beitrag geteilt von jeroen peters | amsterdam (@jptrsnl)

Kallel Trevenzoli Gomes

Kallel is a Brasilian creative photographer who is also an imaginative storyteller. His approach to architecture photography making the buildings appear like they have emerged from a flat-screen. He uses movement and dynamic compositions to create an active atmosphere in his images.

 

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Ein Beitrag geteilt von Kallel Trevenzoli Gomes (@kallelgomes)

Vesa Pihanurmi

Vesa is a Finnish multi-award-winning photographer, whose work has been published and exhibited several times. He specialises in architecture and street photos and creates an atmosphere that is somewhat foggy and gloomy. He excels at creating minimalistic fine art photographs.

 

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Ein Beitrag geteilt von Vesa Pihanurmi | Photo Artist (@vesapihanurmi)

Gustavo Romeiro

Gustavo is a Brazilian product designer and architecture photographer currently located in Portugal. He has held many exhibitions in his home town, Rio de Janeiro. He’s best known for his spectacular black and white architecture photos. We love how he creates a contrast between the background and his subject. Gustavo has a keen eye for details- a quality that goes a long way in this niche!

 

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Ein Beitrag geteilt von Gustavo Romeiro (@gustavoromeiro)

Conclusion

Architecture photography is not as popular a niche as travel or portrait photography.

However, if you take a look at the work of these amazing artists, you will learn many ways of making mundane objects appear majestic.

We hope that this list will inspire you and bring out the influential photographer in you.

Do you agree with our list? Drop us a comment with your favourite architecture photographer under this post!

We are always on the lookout for exciting new photographers. If you are an architecture photographer, and you feel like you should be considered this list, make sure to drop us an email at emma@expertphotography.com with your bio, website, and Instagram link!

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