Architecture Photography For Sale

Discover architecture photography for sale online today. We offer a selection of photography for those who appreciate architectural design. Start searching our collection with realistic and surrealist architecture photography.

When exploring the architectural photographers in our catalogue at Rise Art, we suggest starting with Nick Miners – an urban photographer with a penchant for depicting the patterns found in modern architecture. He takes what many critics deem ‘ugly’ architecture and uses it to produce beautiful imagery, which he shoots exclusively in black and white. The extreme levels of contrast which he applies to his images render them almost hypnotic in their representation of geometric patterns.

Another artist who produces phenomenal architectural photographs is Gina Soden. Abandoned buildings form the subject of Soden’s work – buildings which she rarely has permission to shoot. Her pieces therefore offer the viewer a unique glimpse into the beauty in the decay of such desolate settings as well as capturing the passage of time.

History of Architecture Photography

Architecture has formed one of the primary subjects in photography since its conception. This is largely because, owing to their lack of movement, buildings were the ideal subject for the technology which, in its early stages, required long exposure times – thus architectural photography became one of the first photographic specialisms.

Initially, architectural photographs served primarily as record images with little creative purpose. It was not until the beginning of the 20th century that photographers such as Frederick Evans began to consider more complex and stylised images which captured the unique character of their architectural subjects.

Across the 1900s, the architectural photography movement gradually became more creative and began to appear in art, architecture and lifestyle magazines as well as photographic and architectural books. It became a key means of communicating the latest ideas in style, design and technology and often featured dramatic images which depicted desirable buildings, often shot from unusual angles.

Today, architectural photography is used for a wider range of purposes. From huge images printed on vinyl and used to enclose construction sites to small digital thumbnails that are shared on social media. This has driven the medium towards simple, graphic images that are flexible and can remain clear and easy to understand in a wide variety of different sizes and formats. In addition to these functional forms of architectural photography, buildings also serve as a subject for photographs which serve purely aesthetic and artistic purposes.

Techniques in Architecture Photography

One of the primary techniques employed in architectural photography is the use of perspective control, with emphasis placed upon vertical lines that are parallel to one another – a result which is achieved with the use of view cameras, tilt/shift lenses and post-processing. View cameras have been traditionally used in architectural photography since they allow for the lens to be tilted or shifted relative to the film plane, allowing for control over the perspective as well as a range of creative possibilities. A deep depth of field in order to render both the foreground and background clear and in sharp focus is also usually employed, much like in landscape photography. More recently, DSLR cameras have also been used in the field, which allow for lenses of various focal lengths to be used according to the photographer’s preference.

Famous Architecture Photographers

Roger Fenton, Francis Frith, Samuel Bourne and Albert Levy are amongst the photographers who pioneered the architectural photography movement. Later artists of the genre included Ezra Stoller and Julius Shulman. Stoller worked primarily on the east coast of America after graduating with a degree in architecture in the 1930s, while Shulman became an architectural photographer after some images that he had captured of one of Richard Neutra’s houses in California found themselves on the architect’s desk.

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      Royal Stock Exchange - Small

      Photography - 71x51cmRent for $ 115/mo

      White Villa

      Photography - 80x80cmRent for $ 205/mo

      Ivy

      Photography - 74x109cmRent for $ 190/mo

      Manicomio Scala

      Photography - 109x74cmRent for $ 205/mo

      Grand Piano

      Photography - 109x74cmRent for $ 190/mo

      Billiard pool at Oranienplatz, 1992

      Photography - 30x40cmRent for $ 70/mo

      Chiesa Turchese

      Photography - 80x80cmRent for $ 185/mo

      Wooden Chapel

      Photography - 74x109cmRent for $ 205/mo

      Stained

      Photography - 74x109cmRent for $ 205/mo

      Blue Orphanage

      Photography - 46x46cmRent for $ 100/mo

      School Corridor

      Photography - 74x109cmRent for $ 205/mo

      Asylum

      Photography - 109x74cmRent for $ 205/mo

      Klinik

      Photography - 43x63cmRent for $ 100/mo

      White Containers

      Photography - 102x102cmRent for $ 165/mo

      Billiard tables, Berlin

      Photography - 30x40cmRent for $ 65/mo

      Schody

      Photography - 74x109cmRent for $ 190/mo

      Love is everywhere

      Photography - 100x100cmRent for $ 140/mo

      Grand Nouveau

      Photography - 109x74cmRent for $ 190/mo

      Chambre Dégradé

      Photography - 74x109cmRent for $ 190/mo

      Write the wall

      Photography - 80x80cmRent for $ 140/mo

      When I Left They Were Sleeping

      Photography - 147x102cmRent for $ 100/mo

      Kaplica

      Photography - 74x109cmRent for $ 205/mo

      Chemical Plant

      Photography - 80x80cmRent for $ 205/mo

      Shelter in Place II

      Photography - 127x102cmRent for $ 90/mo

      Coloured Containers

      Photography - 102x102cmRent for $ 165/mo

      Chapel

      Photography - 80x80cmRent for $ 205/mo

      Roll 2, Frame 6.

      Photography - 60x60cmRent for $ 90/mo