January 26, 2016

Greetings, and welcome to the first installment of my architectural photography blog. It will feature material on aesthetics, philosophy, technique, and other topics relating to architectural photography. I hope it will be of interest to photographers, architects, designers, and anyone else with an interest in how the built environment is designed and portrayed.


A word of explanation about the name of this blog: I first encountered the concept of Notan in Richard Zakia’s marvelous book, Perception and Imaging.  Notan is a Japanese term for the way in which light and dark elements define one another, and contribute to the whole, in a work of visual art (Zakia’s example is the Yin/Yang symbol). It also connotes positive and negative space, the interdependence of opposites, and an emphasis on unity over dichotomy.


While this has obvious relevance to photographs and other pictures, I thought it also...

Please reload

Follow Us

February 27, 2018

December 20, 2017

Please reload

Recent Posts
Search By Tags


An Architectural Photographer's Blog

  • RSS - Black Circle
  • Facebook Social Icon
  • LinkedIn Social Icon
Please reload


Architectural Photographer

Charlotte, NC



  • Facebook Social Icon
  • LinkedIn Social Icon