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October 8, 2015

Hashtag architecture and design

To celebrate all things architecture and design, we’ve compiled a list of those photographers who do it best.

  • Nordburger (Port Road) by Andrè Castellucci

It’s not in our DNA to compile lists of Instagram accounts. However, we believe in the power of images to create a city’s identity. Great cinematographers, directors and photographers have a knack for finding a frame that makes you think twice about your environment. As a nice adjunct to the Festival of Architecture and Design we’ve shortlisted those photographers who make Adelaide feel real and surreal at the same time.

Capturing the people and the places as well as the shape and design of Adelaide, these three photographers bring life into frame.


↑ Andre Castellucci sits front and centre as a documentary photographer. Unashamed to point a lens in someone’s face, Andre captures the sad, the bizarre, the elegant and the disastrous scenes on the streets of Adelaide.


↑ Jonathan van der Knaap looks for those things we take for granted. He takes static objects and brings them to life through light and shadow. Seeing the street through his lens will give you pause to reflect every time you’re crossing the road (but please – don’t linger too long).



↑ Oliver Parker is strong on the #Artelaide thread. He also seems to pivot between New York and Adelaide on his account, which provides a useful comparison between two completely different realities. Moments of stillness amid the organised chaos of a streetscape.



You can get a great sense of Adelaide through the minds of these photographers, who go beyond stand-alone images and create a serialised approach to documenting the built environment.


↑ Liam Burtenshaw got the memo. Soft light and the ‘rule of three’ dominates this photographer’s feed. Incredible images of Adelaide’s architectural icons and their joyful interaction and impact on the world around them.

↑ Krys Wiel has featured on our cover more than once. His keen eye and iPhone-only mantra give a presence to each image that makes them at once seem composed and frivolous. A real spirit of adventure permeates each image and makes us want to get out exploring.



↑ A visual diary of Adelaide, Jonathan’s Innocent’s images read like a list of his favourite things. From shop fronts to back streets, bike riders and coffee drinkers we love his dedication to being a part of all the best things Adelaide has to offer.


And then there are those who shoot architecture for a living. They are constantly pushed to produce something of value and evoke emotion and satisfaction from their clients – the architects.


↑ Sam Noonan’s feed is an access all areas account of the places and spaces an architectural photographer will see that you will not. It is calm and frightening; epic and ordinary all at once and truly conveys the power of design to transform.


↑ Last but certainly not least on our list, David Sievers is that rare breed of artist who has a visual watermark without needing to print his name across an image. David has patience and when he finally takes a shot you’ll see interplay between nature and construction: glass and sky, steel and branch, light and shade in the most mesmerizing way.



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