How Architecture and Interior Design Firms Work with Photographers

January 17, 2018

By Conor Risch, Research Holly Stuart Hughes and Rebecca Robertson

© Magda Biernat/Courtesy of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Magda Biernat photographed a Skidmore, Owings & Merrill building at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. SOM tends to build long-term relationships with photographers “because there is a learning curve with every new photographer,” says SOM photo coordinator Lucas Blair Simpson.

Architecture and design firms who hire photographers are seeking images that tell a story, and they need assets for a wide range of uses. “We use our project photography in a broad range of applications, from internal marketing collateral such as qualification packages and RFPs, to awards submissions, press, our website, and on our various social media channels,” explains Lucas...

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