About

Paul Dingman is a photographer based in Atlanta, GA working throughout the USA and internationally photographing the architectural design of buildings for leading architects.

I have been photographing architecture for 20 years – 12 of those in China, Asia, and the EU.  I specialize in large scale projects, airports, transportation, and convention centers. Additionally, I have a successful track record photographing luxury hotels and resorts, office buildings, super tall buildings, and interiors.  I would describe myself as a seeker, a storyteller, and a design lover who is passionate, imaginative, and creative. But I suffer from a personality disorder – Perfectionism.  My passion for photography has allowed me to turn my dispositional dysfunction into a successful career. 

By nature, I am an optimist. I see the world not as it is, but as it can be. I try to express this in my photography.

I consider myself a 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.

 

“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 and importantly, 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 photographs. In the end, my mission is to create dynamic images that faithfully articulate the architect’s vision in a unique and powerful way.”

Bio

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My career as a professional photographer has evolved from studio photography to location and architectural photography. 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 larger 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 internationally for 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 throughout the US and internationally.