The Art Of Imaging: Architectural Design Photography

blog, Events, Exhibits, photography 2011/09/20

The Washington Design Center  



Photograph by Maxwell MacKenzie

The Washington Design Center and Dodge-Chrome, Inc. present “Architectural and Design Photography: The Art of Imaging,” at the Washington Design Center. The exhibition features over 100 works by 29 of the area’s top architectural, interior design, landscape, and fine-art photographers. The exhibition also marks the region’s premier celebration of exceptional architectural photography and groundbreaking digital imaging—capturing the illuminating force behind architectural and design photography and digital art in the nation’s capital.

Among the show’s highlights is the iconic photograph by Mike Mitchell (below) of the Beatles’ first U.S. concert on Feb. 11, 1964 at the Washington Coliseum Washington, D.C. This photograph recently made news headlines around the world when a gelatin silver print of it was auctioned at Christie’s in New York:

The works will be shown in two gallery showrooms at the design center. The first room will display architectural photography by area photographers, including:

Gordon Beall, Ron Blunt, Dan Cunningham, Lydia Cutter, Judy Davis, Roger Foley, Anne Gummerson, Greg Hadley, Julia Heine of McInturff Architects, Anice Hoachlander, Morgan Howarth, Alan Karchmer, Sam Kittner, Erik Kvalsvik (photo at right), Maxwell MacKenzie (photo at top), Prakash Patel, Eric Taylor,  Jeff Wolfram and Ken Wyner.

In the second gallery, a display of fine-art photography will also be shown alongside innovative imaging techniquesby designers of Dodge-Chrome, Inc. Various examples of these techniques, including “environmental interior décor,” where photographic images are printed on a myriad of environmental surfaces, including metal, acrylic, wood, canvas, and paper, will show how these processes have revolutionized the design field.  The photographers featured in this gallery will include:

Kay Chernush, Robert Epstein, Max Hirshfeld, Karen Jordan, Cade Martin, Mike Mitchell, Irene Owsley, Randy Santos, Angie Seckinger, and Colin Winterbottom (photo)

ADMISSION IS FREE. Exhibit is open Monday through

Friday, 9-5

A great write up of the exhibit:

Lens crafters: Exhibit salutes architectural photography

Capturing beautiful images of homes takes patience — and the right light

  • The challenge of photographing this room was to infuse enough light into the interior so that both inside and outside spaces looked natural with details that are easy to read.
The challenge of photographing this room was to infuse enough… (Greg Hadley, Baltimore Sun)
September 13, 2011|By Dennis Hockman, Chesapeake Home + Living