Paul Dingman is an architecture and location photographer with a long track record of successful international assignments.  His photographs bring design to light.  Paul specializes in the photography of architectural design, interior photography, and aerial drone photography and video. His clients are architecture and interior design firms, commercial real estate companies, corporate communications professionals, and editorial publications. Paul’s expertise includes large scale projects, mixed-use and retail, hotels and resorts, residential, airports and transportation. He is based in Atlanta, GA and works throughout the USA and internationally.



Bringing Architectural Design to Light


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, and I am also a seeker and a storyteller – imaginative and creative. But 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 a Intent and a plan behind every photograph I make. 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 photographic assignment by “listening”. I want to know what inspired your design and why you made it look the way it does – what does it feel like to you. The rest is an interactive process beginning with observing then seeing, perceiving then pre-visualizing, and finally designing and producing the final photographs. My mission is to create dynamic images that faithfully articulate the architect’s vision in a unique and powerful way.”


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 international assignments.