The Importance of Design in Photography

The Importance of Design in Photography

Lobby of the CRL Tower Chengdu, China Photo © Paul Dingman 2019 The simplest designs often make the strongest statements. I was passing through the lobby of the new CRL Office Tower in Chengdu when I saw this scene and grabbed it with my I phone.  It’s interesting how...
“How Does It Feel?”

“How Does It Feel?”

Himalayas Centre Nanjing, China Architect: MAD Photo © Paul Dingman 2019 This image exemplifies an important aspect in my photography.  After scouting a project, pre-visualizing the images, determining the best time and place to shoot, before I click the shutter, I...
Watching…Waiting…Waiting…

Watching…Waiting…Waiting…

Waiting for an afternoon cloud to clear on a recent project in Shenzhen. Photo: Wen Dong I am always amazed at the contradictions in photography.  How is it that sometimes you wait for hours and hours even days or weeks for the right moment to take a photograph which...
Being There

Being There

The Salk Institute La Jolla, CA Architect: Louis Kahn photo © Paul Dingman 2009 Every architecture student studies  Louis Kahn’s Salk Institute.  It is a masterpiece.  The rough unfinished faceted concrete walls give it a timeless quality – like a modern day...