Visual Narratives: Architecture Issue 1
In This Issue
Whether large or small, architecture and landscape projects include many features communicating design and function. As an architectural photographer, I welcome the opportunity to create an entire portfolio of images that tell a story. It’s not just the features you want people to see; it’s the feeling you want them to have when they experience what imagination and talent have brought to life.
Over a 24-hour period spanning two days, I photographed the Kensington Rune Stone Park Visitor’s Center near Alexandria, central Minnesota. The article showcases 9 of the more than 30 images created to form a striking visual narrative instrumental in helping the architect win an AIA Merit Award.
The Capitol Region Watershed District project in St. Paul provided a unique opportunity to create a portfolio of images spanning more than a year from before construction began to completion. Through careful planning and execution, we were frequently able to take photos from the same spot as the project progressed.
Urbanity gives you a short take on my personal project. Places seemingly stuck in some other time.
My goal for this digital magazine is to provide an understanding of both narrative and process. Compelling architectural images aren’t just snap shots; individually and together they tell a story. Over the years, I’ve developed a robust process to make images combining logistics with advanced shooting techniques and editing. As a result, I believe these images showcase projects that are both topical and enduring.
In every project, there is something remarkable, whether it's innovative design; resourceful use of a limited budget; or the precise interpretation of a client's needs. What makes a space remarkable is not just how it looks; it's what it allows people to do, have, and be when they're in it. By exploring the highlights of your projects together, we hone in on what you want people to most notice and remember.
Silverman Be Remarkable