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5 inspiring architectural photographers to follow on instagram
To start the weekend off right, Design Miami editors have gathered together a few of our favorite Instagram accounts of the moment. This time around, we explore the world through the lens of five expert architectural photographers—from stunning spaces and inspiring destinations to behind-the-scenes, intimate moments. Scroll on to enrich your life lived on social.
Dividing her time between Mexico City and LA, Spanish-born Pia Riverola works across architecture, fashion, and landscape photography with an aesthetic that’s equal parts romantic and edgy. Her feed is full of make-you-look-twice images, including pinky-hued shots of stunning places like Casa Narigua by David Pedroza Castañeda; armfulls of cempasúchil; organic architectural jewels, like Javier Senosiain’s Casa Orgánica house in Mexico City; and outtakes from photo shoots with creatives like Su Wu and Alma Allen.
Dutch-born, New York-based Martien Mulder’s work has an almost ethereal element to it; whether she’s shooting a building, a person, or a chair, her images are at once refined and revelatory. Photographs span her personal and professional worlds—and will definitely make you want to tag along. We especially love Mulder’s Chandigarh series, an homage to the Indian city designed by Le Corbusier—which embraces his observation that “architecture is... a magnificent play of volumes assembled in light.”
Approaching his Insta feed as “a diary of travels with the iPhone,” renowned Dutch photographer Iwan Baan’s IG captures both the everyday and the incredible. From Burkina Faso to Palm Springs, and famed artist studios to open air markets, there’s always something intriguing to see. Plus, Baan has incredible access to some of the world’s most respected creatives and coveted places. Take, for example, his gorgeous shots of the modernist classic Frey House at dusk, or the beautiful moment he captured of legendary artist Christo, alone at sunset with his just-installed, floating Mastaba installation on London's Serpentine Lake.
Stockholm-based Jeanette Hägglund’s photographic signature celebrates bold architectural abstractions in saturated hues. Her Insta feed is full of recognizable—and wonderfully unrecognizable—locales. As she’s said, “[Since] my architecture photographs tend to be abstract... the surroundings are often hidden. From the very beginning, I realized I could capture NYC in Stockholm, Athens in Uppsala, Copenhagen in Amsterdam, and Berlin in Barcelona.”
Santiago-based photographer Cristobal Palma’s feed is chock-full of stunning images, and frequently reveals contemporary Chilean architecture gems set against gorgeous landscapes. From art and design installations to architecture and interiors, Palma—whose own work is also included in MoMA’s permanent collection—celebrates the creative world in all its glory.