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While professional photography remains nearly as invaluable
to design firms as it was a decade or two ago, the genre, like
the changing industry it reflects, is still evolving. The user
experience, now so prominent among the considerations of
designers and their clients, has surged into view in
architectural photographs after decades of relative invisibility.
Photographers now strive to reflect an increased informality
and an intensified emphasis on the occupants and visitors of
the finished space in operation.
"Twenty years ago, architectural photographs rarely if ever had
people in them," Sexton says. "Now we've turned 180 degrees,
and it's almost a prerequisite that you have people in the
images, people who inhabit and use the space. We don't think
any more in terms of a blank building; it's not just a sterile
thing that you get the perfect photograph of. You certainly
can't do residential photographs without people in them,
floating in the swimming pool or gathering at the dining table.
That's now a major part of the documentation."

"This demonstrates the varied level of
activity-showing the layer of spaces
from the louder, more public lobby, to
the quiet and contemplative reading
room. In addition, it's important for
the viewer unable to visit the project
to understand our work by piecing
together photographs of an element
that runs through the design. Here
we wanted to capture the multiple
reads of the fritted glass graphic and
sunshades from the civic scale of
Chinatown to the users' view inside."
MARC LITALIEN

Marc L'Italien, FAIA, a principal at the San Francisco-based
firm EHDD, sees a concurrent trend of greater naturalism in
interior photography. "There's a loose-fit, casual feel to the
photographs now," he says. "We want the space to look used,
lived in, not just staged. That often means that people are
present in the picture, because our work is defined by the
people we design for."
And even when the photographs of interiors don't show people,
they strive to show the designed space as it's meant to be
occupied and enjoyed. "At the end of the day, we always look
for photographers whose work really reflects the quality of
living and being in that environment," Barbour says. "As far
as showing interiors in a rougher, messier way, I don't think
we're doing that yet, partly because a lot of times when
the photos are shot, it's just before a building opens, so the
challenge for the photographer is to create a sense of the space
as it's going to be lived in or worked in. We want the
photograph to send the message that it's going to be a positive
experience, a great experience."

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IIDA Perspective - Fall/Winter 2015

IIDA Perspective - Fall/Winter 2015
Contents
From IIDA
Behind the Issue
Contributors
Viewpoints
The Innovation Insurrection
Lens Flare
The Once and Future King of Commerce
Point/Counterpoint
All Around the World
Inspiration
Colophon
Design Buzz
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IIDA Perspective - Fall/Winter 2015 - From IIDA
IIDA Perspective - Fall/Winter 2015 - Behind the Issue
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IIDA Perspective - Fall/Winter 2015 - Contributors
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IIDA Perspective - Fall/Winter 2015 - Viewpoints
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