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Top 10 Best Architectural Photographers in the World

The breathtaking beauty of nature and the special moments that we live in this life are not the only things that deserve to be photographed as there are other things that can be found in the surrounding environment and should be captured. Some of the buildings and other similar structures that are built by man and are not natural are also impressive and deserve to be photographed. These amazing buildings and man-made structures can be found in different countries all over the world and some of them are considered to be tourist attractions that are photographed by tourists to remind them of the amazing moments that they lived while visiting these places but these photographs are not like the ones that are captured by professional architectural photographers. Architectural photography is not easy as there are many things that you have to consider when you capture your architectural photographs such as the free space around the buildings, the shadows, sculptures, fountains, bridges, lights and more details that are thought to be simple and ineffective but in fact they play a major role in increasing the beauty of the building that is photographed. Let’s discover more about architectural photography through taking a look at the following top 10 best architectural photographers in the world with being based on their experience and creativity.

10 Michal Grosman – Czech Republic 

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Michal Grosman is a freelance photographer who specializes in capturing architectural photographs including the exterior and interior designs of the buildings. Michal is not just an architectural photographer as he also captures atelier, art, night, portrait and product photographs. He believes that the customers are the best to know what they need and this is why he tries to capture the photos that meet their needs and allow them to get what they want.

9 João Morgado – Portugal 

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João Morgado is an architectural and aerial photographer who started his career in 2007 working for many architecture offices which are nationally and internationally famous. He participated in many architecture workshops that run in different countries such as Switzerland, Italy and Holland. João Morgado received the ARCAID Architectural Photography Award in 2014 and his work has been published in numerous publications all over the world such as Architectural Digest, Azure, AIT, Domus, Design Magazine, Betonart, Taschen and more publications that show his creative work.

8 Romain Matteï – France

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Romain Matteï is an engineer whose passion for travelling and photography has encouraged him to capture photographs of the stunning beauty of the world. He enjoys travelling to different countries all over the world and speaking up to seven languages helps him to interact with the locals and discover more about other cultures and habits which appear in the photographs that he captures. He is interested in different kinds of outdoor photography such as architecture photography in addition to wildlife, street, travel, experimental and macro photography.

7 Adam Dobrovits – Hungary

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Adam Dobrovits is a creative photographer who specializes in capturing wedding, portrait, studio, nature, abstract, surreal, macro, rural, urban and architecture photographs in addition to photographing animals and plants showing the beauty of the world in which we live. He captures his architectural photographs in a unique way that increases the beauty of the buildings which are photographed making you think that they are unreal and do not exist in our world.

6 Michal Karcz – Poland

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Michal Karcz’s passion for painting and photography is the main secret behind his fascinating and unique photos. His stunning work is chiefly based on his desire and imagination and is inspired by his fears and dreams. Music is considered to be the main source of inspiration for him and it has a great effect on his work. He translates music into unique photos and takes you through these photos to another world that is based on imagination.

5 Martin Stavars – Poland 

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Martin Stavars studied computer science and economics but he focused more on photography to capture black and white landscapes, cityscapes and night photographs. He travelled to over twenty countries around the world especially in Asia to capture his fascinating photos. He focuses in his photographs on showing the unpredictable face of nature through waiting for the right moment to capture. Martin received several awards for his stunning photographs and was named “Architecture Photographer of the Year” at the International Photography Awards in New York.

4 Matthias Haker – Germany

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Matthias Haker is a freelance photographer and artist. He is interested in architecture, travelling, abandoned buildings and landscape photography. He is known for his new techniques and unique style of photography which are responsible for his stunning photographs that differ from other photographs especially the architectural photographs that we used to see. In addition to capturing architectural photographs Matthias Haker captures landscape, nature, urban, travel, people, portrait and wedding photographs.

3 Paul Clemence – Brazil

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Paul Clemence is an award winning photographer who is interested in art, design and architecture which allows him to capture his stunning architectural photographs. His creative work has been published in several architecture, lifestyle and arts magazines such as ArchDaily, Casa Vogue Brasil and more. He focuses in his architectural photographs on the thought, feeling and vision that are suggested by the architecture of the photographed structure.

2 Mike Hollman – New Zealand

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Mike Hollman is a fine art and commercial photographer who spent over 20 years travelling to different countries all over the world to capture his photographs and discover more about the surrounding world and other new cultures. He is interested in capturing architecture, nature, culture, people and landscape photographs. He is widely ranked as one of the best architectural photographers in the world and received several awards for his stunning work such as New Zealand Commercial Photographer of the Year (2014), New Zealand Travel Photographer of the Year (2013 & 2014) and more.

1 Daniel Cheong – France

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Daniel Cheong is one of the best architectural photographers in the world thanks to his stunning and unique photographs. He travels to different countries around the world such as France, Japan, Singapore and United States because of working in the telecom industry. This was a good chance for him to care more about photography as his job has made it possible for him to visit new places and discover the surrounding beauty of the world in which we live. He tries to shoot from the highest points in order to create his stunning photographs. Daniel Cheong’s goal is to keep his photographs natural while adding a touch of hyper reality to be impressive like those paintings that we usually enjoy.

Are there any other architectural photographers whom you want to add to this list???

6 comments

  1. This top ten without Iwan Baan? Serious? The most populair architectural photographer in the world?

  2. wished to see “Anthony Gelot” on this List !!! 🙁

  3. João Morgado is a very good architecture photographer, I follow and admire his work. But, this list is not complete if you miss Fernando Guerra (http://ultimasreportagens.com/), the most famous Portuguese architecture photographer and surely one of the top ten in the world.

  4. It is a very strange list indeed. Much of what is shown looks to me more as architectural fantasy than photography of architecture. Real photography creates memories of a building in a way that we think of an image before we recall the real building as we saw (or imagined) it.

    In addition to Baan and Guerra, it is easy to list 5-10 photographers who are just as significant. Maybe the image selection here was not the best.

    • Agree with you Boris.Very strange list.For example I ve seen João Morgado’s work and…
      I vê seen much much better work from amateurs…
      One more time people go after the famous guy, who works worse,than the one who have no fame and works way better.
      Just my opion might be wrong or not.

      Cheers

  5. There’s some nice stuff here but top 10 in the world, doubt it.

    Here’s just one more than you’ve left out, one who has work a decent level or two above any of these top 10.

    http://timgriffithphotographer.com/wp/

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