DAVID CARDELÚS ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY  |  BARCELONA

Architectural photography is a matter of persuasion.

 

Communication for architecture

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Profile

Photographing architecture & the city

An experienced architectural photographer, David specialises in the photography of contemporary architecture, creating compelling images that are both artworks and specific communication tools.

His photographs have been acclaimed for their distinctive graphical plasticity. A Fine Arts background has developed David’s particular appreciation of light, form and colour and his discerning eye for serene, minimalist compositions that distill the vision of the architects, interior designers, publishers and companies he works for.

David carefully plans, shoots and processes all photographs himself, using state of the art digital technologies. 

Based in Barcelona, David travels all over the world to fulfill his assignments.

 


 
 

Mission

COMMUNICATING ARCHITECTURE & THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Architectural photography is a collaborative work of communication: architectural photographs are intended to catch the viewer’s attention with a simple and direct language, to properly describe and explain an architecture project and to decisively influence the observers who look at them.

Two facts implement an effective and profitable communication of a new architecture project: first, the vast majority of the architecture projects that we know we first know by the photographs that represent them. Second, the natural environment in which the life of photographs happens is the internet.

 

 
 

Vodafone HQ Building  |  Dominique Perrault  |  Barcelona

EXCELLENCE

Every effort that we make to create compelling photographs that represent an architecture project are always intended to seduce the viewers that contemplate them to convince them that our work –that of architects and designers, but also that of photographers ...– is the best in its class and, therefore, excellence is a must.

Puig HQ Building  |  Rafael Moneo  |  Barcelona

COMMUNICATION

The professional photographic representation of an architecture project is the last vital and necessary step of all the stages that make up its journey immediately preceding their public diffusion in every possible digital or printed media. A clear and straightforward communication is the real intent.

 
 
 

 
 

“You don't take a photograph, you make it”.

ansel adams  |  "examples: the making of 40 photographs"

 
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Statement

a newly revealed dialogue

The urban landscape has always fascinated David, in particular the interaction between architects and planners with their built environment, and the subtle or dramatic interventions they can achieve.

Equally, David is drawn to the effects wrought by the way in which the fabric of a city undergoes a constant metamorphosis – whether in response to an entirely new structure, or sequence of structures. It is these shifts in texture that make a city, and the buildings within it, so mesmeric to the photographer’s sensibility.

It is the hidden qualities lying behind the immediate shapes and silhouettes of a city skyline that have the real graphic, plastic appeal – the lines, shapes, colors and textures scattered throughout the urban landscape. It is these quasi-invisible elements of the city that continually attract David, a sense of mystery evident throughout his portfolio and again, the key into a composition may be the bare, essential shapes and solid colours of a building, sculpted, imposed on the cityscape.

Through his camera, David engages in a continuous, humming urban dialogue, attuned to the simple, harmonic composition of colours, shapes and textures characteristic of a dynamic urban environment.

Technically, David uses a wide range of resources, always alive to the potential of a particular composition, its contrast and textures, which he interrogates and calibrates in the minutest detail.

David’s aspiration is to achieve an ‘art print’ which exactly translates the initial thrill of a successful shoot. His preoccupation with a sense of newly revealed dialogue is inspired by the works of Edward Weston, Paul Strand and Ezra Stoller.

 
 

 
 

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