There are many interesting, cool architectural photographers on Instagram. They remind us that architecture is art.
But architecture is an exceptionally special kind of art. It’s art with a very clear, determined function: it’s an integral part of human living. Architects and urban planners have been playing gods with cities for thousands of years, all in the interest of making places livable, ergonomic, aesthetic, and logical for the daily interactions, habits, and patterns of human beings.
So when it comes to architectural photography, or photographing art that was made to serve the function of human living – why are there hardly ever any people?
Iwan Baan was labeled the “rock star of architecture photography” by Dezeen in 2014, for his unique and versatile take on architectural photography.
A part of his shifting style is showing how people interact with architecture. He only uses his iPhone for the photos he shares on his Instagram. His IG photos are a beautiful source to see how life pulsates within concrete buildings, and how the people that spaces were created to justify their existence.
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