Show and Tell:
The Universal Language of Architectural Photography

Jul 13 2016
12:00 pm
CU Denver College of Architecture and Planning
1250 14th Street
Denver, CO 80202

Show and Tell:
The Universal Language of Architectural Photography

Architecture, Design Thinking, Photography, Interior Design
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Architectural photography is more than just an art form. It’s an opportunity to highlight, with impeccable clarity, a magnificent and singular idea. To share a concept with the world. To capture a time and place as it may never be seen again. Photographing a building is an act of service, rooted in creative curiosity, for the benefit of posterity.

But the process entails much more than simply hiring a photographer and hoping for the best. The best designers prepare and collaborate in specific, strategic ways, leading to high-impact photos that do more than capture an image—they tell a story.

Interested in learning more about how they do that? Join an all-star panel of architects and architectural photographers for a candid talk about the do’s and don’ts of shooting buildings. And enjoy lunch while you’re at it.

David Lauer ’s emergence as a successful architectural photographer began in Los Angeles. His photography work was developed alongside an award-winning, 20 year career in film visual effects. He relocated to Denver in 2012 and travels nationwide on assignments. David draws upon his highly trained eyes to create very precise architectural photographs with inviting compositions, emphasizing architectural perspectives and spacial flow. His creative process always prioritizes natural light and produces images that evoke the feeling of a space.
Even as a child, James Florio had his hands on the family camera as much as possible, amazed at the ability to capture a scene forever. In high school he was lucky enough to have a great photography program and access to free, unlimited film, which he took full advantage of! “I never lost that fascination with the ability to capture a place forever, to take it with me and show the world,” he said. Through years of traveling and shooting, he has fallen in love with the relationship between architecture and environment. He always looks for the subtle details and changes of light that make the places we visit or live in absolutely amazing. He splits his time between Denver, Colorado and Santiago de Chile.
The founder of Tomecek Studio Architecture, Brad Tomecek graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Design and Masters of Architecture. He worked in smaller award winning firms in Colorado and Florida before launching the studio. His work has been featured in Architectural Record, Architect, Builder Magazine, international books and local magazines.
Dale Hubbard, AIA, is the founder and principal of Surround Architecture, an award winning design firm located in Boulder, CO.  Dale is passionate about balanced design and the important role the built environment plays in the community through the marriage of aesthetics and technology. With over 20 years of international experience that includes site acquisition, entitlement, land planning, residential and commercial design, owner’s representation and project visioning, Dale brings a global view to every Surround project, ensuring that the goals are clearly defined in order to ensure successful outcomes.
Brandon Anderson, AIA, LEED AP is a Principal for LIVstudio in Denver, CO. Brandon has served on AIA Colorado Board of Directors, been named AIA Denver Young Architect of the Year, AIA Colorado Mentor of the Year and his firm was most recently named AIA Colorado Young Firm of the Year. The success of his firm stems from a mission to serve others through design with an understanding they have a responsibility to the profession and community.