I'm a photographer based in Los Angeles, California who specializes in photographing architecture; I also have a mild airplane obsession.
I grew up in Ipswich, Massachusetts: a small coastal town that's one part postcard and one part dramatic Boston movie. Here I was lucky enough to meet a number of amazing teachers who opened my eyes to the world of art and design; this would alter the path of my life in more ways than I could ever imagine.
After studying studio art and environmental science at the University of Vermont, I moved to Lake Tahoe, California, in hopes of becoming a professional snowboarder (graduating during the most tense moments after the '08 recession made this sound like a great idea). A couple of years and countless injuries later, I found myself taking up an offer to photograph a few homes for a client I'd met while recuperating. What started by chance turned out to be the perfect mix of technical challenge and creative outlet, and I was immediately hooked. I decided right there and then that it absolutely must be my career.
In 2018, I founded the Architectural Photography Almanac, a resource for architecture photographers and those in the architecture industry seeking to learn about the craft and theory of architectural photography.
Rios Clementi Hale Studios
Travel + Leisure
Wall Street Journal
Recent Awards + Exhibits:
2019: Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing: Civilization, The Way we Live Now, Airportraits
2018: Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, SK: Civilization, The Way we Live Now, Airportraits
2018: Nordic Museum, Seattle: Innovations in Icelandic Design, Architecture of Iceland
2018: AIA LA Honor Award: Architectural Photography, LA Airspace
2018: Auckland Airport, Airportraits, Solo Exhibit, International Terminal
2017: OUE Skyspace, Los Angeles: LA Airspace
2017: SFO Museum: Solo Exhibit, Airportraits
2015: AIA LA: Solo Exhibit, The Architecture of Iceland
2014: A+D Museum: Groundswell