Architectural Photography

Documenting Beijing’s Modern Architecture – By Yuze Chen

If I had to come up with one thing, I thank Covid-19 for getting me back into film photography (if using my dad’s point-and-shoot to take family photos in the 90s counts as having been into it).

Back in the beginning of 2020 when I was stuck at home and only a few months into photography, the film SLR look of my recently acquired Fujifilm XT-30 reminded my dad of his good old days of being a photography enthusiast. Topics like how to get the perfect exposure, developing black and white films, composition in different circumstances, you name it, he just couldn’t shut up! So I asked him the whereabouts of those film point-and-shoots I used to use. To my surprise, not only did I reunite with the Pentax Zoom 90 WR after two decades, there was also a Nikkor 50mm f1.4 AF-D sitting in the cabinet without a pairing body.

Welf castle (Welfenschloss), the headquarters of Leibniz University Hannover

6 Frames of Leibniz University Hannover – by Christian Schroeder

Today I want to share a small set of images I took of Leibniz University Hannover. To be more precise, these pictures all show the university’s main building, the historic Welfenschloss (Welf castle). Hardly any report, flyer or website of the university that comes along without a photograph of this icon. So I had to have a try at this building myself.

Old brick houses, although neglected and partly modified, have retained its charm.

Submerging in Ponarth with Minolta X-500 – By Milosz J. Zielinski

The Pregel, flowing through Kaliningrad Oblast and finding its way to Vistula Lagoon just outside of Kaliningrad, is a peculiar river. It starts where two other streams – Angerapp and Alle – join. At some point in time the current became so strong that the Pregel bifurcated into Pregel proper and Deime. Yet it was still not enough to keep the element at bay. Just outside of Kaliningrad, water flow gets so immense that the river meanders, creating islands and meadows so swampy that they have to remain largely uninhabited and serve only for summerhouses and fishing spots.

How I Lost the Washington Monument – by Simon King

Despite how far I feel I’ve come both personally and professionally over the last few years there are still times where I’m really knocked back a step, and reminded just how much further I need to go in order to get to where I want to be. I’ve only been making photographs since 2015 – and the work I’m proud of from those early years is very lightweight indeed! Picking up film gave me a kick, and through 2017 and 2018 I worked hard to establish myself, and figure out the direction I wanted to take. 2019 was my first year of shooting film only, digital only when shooting for clients, or when assignments required a fast turnaround. 2020 was the same – in fact I don’t think I shot a digital image after this assignment in early March, after which I was entirely focused on documenting the unfolding global stories which started to permeate everyday life.

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