Architectural Photography – The Key Elements

“In a world where technology allows us to be anywhere, then what does it mean to be somewhere?”

Those powerful words are what draws on my inspiration when out on a commission. I feel my job as an Architectural Photographer is to define the meaning of somewhere. When going about translating architecture for the viewer I look for what the architect is saying with his designs, in the same way a person would observe a painting to find the artists intent.It is that idea which should be portrayed in the photographs, in doing so I look for the following key elements:    Details, Context, Light, Environment, Time, Elements, Season and Materials.