Interview with Photographer Iwan Baan

“Within the rather genteel milieu of architectural photographers, Baan is a phenomenon: a Flying Dutchman constantly girding the globe in pursuit of images. Like an architectural version of Mario Testino, he is the starchitects’ photographer du jour, documenting their buildings in a way that has become as distinctive and era-defining as Julius Shulman’s moody, monochrome shots of Californian Case Study Houses”

Read the complete article in Architectural Review…

A piece on Iwan Baan’s Instagram feed in the Dutch magazine “de Architect” (in Dutch)

Het werk van architectuurfotograaf Iwan Baan wordt alom geroemd. Niet alleen de compositie en de vastlegging van het object, maar ook de wijze waarop de context en het gebruik zich in het beeld dringen, maken zijn foto’s meer dan mooie plaatjes. Buiten zijn opdrachten om publiceert Iwan met enige regelmaat op Instagram, een iPhone-app waar mensen foto’s kunnen delen met de wereld.

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Opinion: Alexandra Lange on how architects should use social media – DEZEEN

“At a higher artistic level, there’s the example of the Instagram of architectural photographer Iwan Baan. His Instagram (http://instagram.com/iwanbaan/) reveals that he has seen more contemporary architecture (and more of it from helicopters) than anyone. I find something aggrandising, even aggressive, about the relentlessness of his travel and the harsh aerial views. There’s also something humanising about his Instagram as a series of outtakes, capturing the surround for the more perfect images that end up on the websites of the architects. We see the faces of people, the buildings imperfectly lit or weathered. The heroic and the ordinary combine in this extra work, and will ultimately contribute to the way we look at the official pictures too.”

Read the complete article in DEZEEN…