“It draws the eye in”

I am very thrilled to announce that my work Singularity No. 18 got honored with an “Honor Award” (highest category) at the Architectural Photography Awards of the American Institute of Architects in Los Angeles!
The awards ceremony for the 2019 AIA|LA APAs was hosted at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House.

From the press release:

Los Angeles, CA – February 13, 2019
The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles chapter (AIA|LA) is delighted to announce the 2019 AIA|LA Architectural Photography Awards (APA). The 18 recipients were culled from over 450 submissions of stellar quality, a two-fold increase from the 2018 program.

“This particular group of submissions was excellent and one of the markers of it that struck me, was its diversity of approach,” said 2019 AIA|LA APA juror Matthew Rolston. Rolston’s renown initially derived through his images photographed for Interview magazine. Today, Rolston’s practice includes work as an artist, photographer, director and creative director. Of the breadth of APA submissions, he noted, “We’ve seen aerials, black and white, narrative, non-narrative, abstract, we’ve seen things we’ve never seen before—that’s always refreshing.”

“Most images, 452, in total were darn-good to extraordinary,” observed 2019 AIA|LA APA juror, architect Michael B. Lehrer, FAIA. In addition to heading his critically successful architectural practice, Lehrer’s creative output includes drawings, paintings and photography.

Of the winning photographs, six were selected as Honor award recipients, the highest recognition level, six with Merit awards, and six at the Citation level.

Jury Notes about my work “Singularity No. 18”:
“Some photographs have a totemic quality: you just stare at them and you begin to meditate. This is one of those images. Is it the building or is it the photograph? Well, it’s both. Framed by the sky, this abstract, minimal piece is incredibly engaging. It’s an object against space, but it could be an object on another field– it’s almost like a door, a window, or a gateway. It draws the eye in. Looking up and down the color keeps the movement in the space. The photographer was very smart with how they composed to make it all sing.”