Paul Dingman is an Atlanta based architectural photographer specializing in architecture and interior photography, for architects, interior designers, and marketing communications. Paul’s expertise spans a wide range of projects, including large-scale developments, mixed-use and retail projects, hotels and resorts, residential and luxury real estate, as well as airports and transportation hubs. Based in Atlanta, GA, Paul has a proven track record successfully completing over 50 international assignments throughout China, Asia, and the UAE.

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The Synchronicity of Light and Design

About

I have decades of experience in all aspects photography. I have focused exclusively on architecture for the last 24 years including 12 years working internationally in China and Asia and the UAE. I have a successful track record photographing luxury hotels and resorts, glass buildings, super tall buildings, and interiors. I am passionate about design but, I am also a seeker and a storyteller – imaginative and creative. However, I suffer from a personality disorder….I am also a perfectionist. Fortunately, my passion for photography has allowed me to turn my dispositional dysfunction into a successful career.

As an optimist, I see the world not as it is, but as it can be.

I consider myself a visual designer who uses a camera. There is an intent and a plan behind every photograph I create. My goal is to design images that make a lasting impression – one that causes the viewer to pause, to engage, and to remember.

 

Suzhou Science and Cultural Arts Centre

“Often the most significant photographs of a project are not the most obvious ones. Great photos come to light through a process of exploration, design sensitivity, previsualization, planning, timing, and an uncompromising commitment to exceptional results.”

 ” I begin every assignment by listening.  I want to know what inspired your design and how you articulated that inspiration into your project. I also want to understand what other features, or functional aspects make it special.  Once I am on a site, I begin by walking the project.  Observing, then seeing and pre-visualizing, then planning, and executing the final shots. I am also open to the unexpected and unplanned.  My photography requires a disciplined, well planned approach.

Bio

My career as a professional photographer has evolved from studio photography to location and architecture. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a degree in journalism I worked as a freelance photo journalist. I won several awards for my documentary work. A regional story on traditional Georgia Blues Players garnered national press awards and international exposure.

I opened the first of four photography studios shooting people, models, entertainers, food, hi-tech and industrial products. In 1991, I opened a large studio in Atlanta focused on advertising illustration. I had become an expert in “paint with light” photography. My photography was in demand by major corporations and advertising agencies.   My work garnered gold medals in advertising awards.

In 1996 – an architect asked me to photograph his projects for a new website. It was game changing for me. I was not stuck in a dark studio, but traveling and working “outside the box” using my eye for composition and my lighting expertise to create enticing photos of architectural design. Since then my mission has been focused on bringing architectural design to light.  Beginning in 2009, I lived and worked in China and Asia for 12 years, photographing projects for international architects. The covid pandemic necessitated my return to the US. I am currently working and residing in Atlanta, GA USA, and I am available for assignments locally, internationally or across the USA