Happy New Year! Stephen Colbert called it, “an unprecedented third year of 2020.” Let’s hope it turns out better than that.
To that end, here are some neat things to catch your eye.
Airliner Photography, to the nth degree
I’ve been a plane junkie since, well, forever; to this day, I watch YouTube videos of things flying around, often the big ‘uns. I follow Airliners.net’s Civil Aviation forum, and can tell you at a glance whether something sitting at the gate is a Embraer 190 or Airbus 220. So this new title by photographer Maxime Guyon has my complete attention.
Very much looking forward to getting my hands on. Beautifully done, sir. (Via a great article at It’s Nice That.)
ArchDaily’s New Branding
Meanwhile, another subject I follow:
Arch Daily has already teamed up with Architonic, a site for products, last year. For 2022, they’ve rebranded and both sites are now linked with DesignBoom, one of the web’s original sites for design and architecture (since 1999!). Dezeen has more.
The Year in Type
Last but certainly not least, I Love Typography has a great roundup of 2021: The Year in Type.
Four different, yet valuable, interesting, and informative links to photography items heading into this Thanksgiving weekend.
Architectural Photography Awards
Starting with ArchDaily: The Architectural Photography Awards 2021 Announces its Shortlist. Some great stuff here:
All simple, yet so much more. Well done.
Natural Landscape Photography Awards
Next, the Natural Landscape Photography Awards. Many here to choose from, as well, but a couple of faves:
Landscape Photography Best of How-to
So, we all ask ourselves, how to you get from the everyday stuff to the best-of-the-best? DPReview has answers, with Erez Marom: On Originality in Landscape Photography.
It has been, and continues to be, a rough time for a nature photographer who makes a living shooting around the world. This kind of time period sometimes makes we artists think about our life missions and convictions, and delve deeper into our beliefs and the way we view our art and what makes it worthwhile. While some people don’t see photography as art, I definitely do, and for that reason I feel that a discussion is needed about what makes photography an art form rather than technical labor.
Read the whole essay. Excellent stuff.
Route 66 Photography
Lastly, some art from Dezeen: Hayley Eichenbaum captures the “punchy absurdity” of Route 66 roadside architecture:
Enjoy all four — and enjoy the turkey weekend! Happy (Photography) Thanksgiving.
Two very different yet very impressive architectural photography items caught my eye this month.
Hélène Binet’s Architecture Photography
Let’s start with an article in the Guardian (UK) on Hélène Binet:
“It’s like being a musician in front a big audience. You can’t get it wrong. In that instant, you have to be the best of yourself, you bring your mind to a place, not to lose that unique moment.” Hélène Binet is explaining her commitment to working with the venerable techniques of analogue, as opposed to digital, photography[…].”
She manages to capture exactly the kind of thing I strive for — potentially abstract, detail-oriented, yet somehow . . . different:
Beautiful. If you’re in the UK, check out Light Lines: The Architectural Photographs of Hélène Binet, at the Royal Academy, London W1, 23-October-23 January.
Romain Veillon’s Architecture Photography
Meanwhile, from France, we have another: award-winning photographer Romain Veillon with architectural “decay:”
He’s got a book out — Green Urbex: The World Without Us (French-language only, alas) — but the photographs don’t need translation. Learn more on ArchDaily.
We don’t get ’em like this in the United States. Oslo, Norway gets the win:
Even the ceilings are noteworthy (also seen below). Check the atrium:
More at ArchDaily.