In the world of architectural photography, the biggest star is Iwan Baan. Routinely tapped to shoot buildings designed by such top architects as Toyo Ito and Chicago’s own Jeanne Gang, Baan has earned particular renown for his evocative aerial images, typically taken with a simple 35 mm camera as he leans out of a helicopter […]
When Jessica Collins and photographer Iwan Baan visited Lagos in 2013 to document a radical new school, the Makoko slum was facing demolition. Now the building’s global recognition is helping to give the community fresh hope. Read the complete The Guardian story here… Other news coverage: BBC: Floating school in Nigeria nominated for design award, […]
A 48-page photographic journey from West to East to Southern Africa with Iwan Baan in PIN-UP Magazine.
En voilà une Success Story ! Iwan Baan est souvent considéré comme la «rock star de la photographie d’architecture». Son nom, pour un francophone, ne laisse rien présager ni de son sexe, ni de son âge, ni de son origine. Une Coréenne ? Non, un Néerlandais ! Peut-être, est-il, à 40 ans, davantage citoyen du monde. […]
Two new clinics in Haiti for treating cholera and tuberculosis could be models for other struggling countries that lack resources for high-end Western-style hospitals. Read the complete article in The New York Times…
Constructing Worlds is a great way to understand something about architecture unfiltered by the usual categories of good and bad. Each one of the photographers is worth attention, but here are some of my favourites: those parking lots, shot from above by the artist Ed Ruscha; Iwan Baan’s images of modern Caracas; Nadav Kander’s vast […]
This members-only workspace for ‘creative nomads’ succeeds thanks to the grace and invention of its architects, rising Spanish firm SelgasCano. Read the article in The Guardian…
Curator Elias Redstone on the feted architectural photographer. “Taking [in a city from great] distances brings you closer to understanding a place,” explains photographer Iwan Baan in a recent video titled “Going Up” on NOWNESS. It’s impossible to talk about architectural photography today without mentioning Iwan Baan. Although he only started working with architecture in […]