the Art of Architecture
the Art of Photography
Philadelphia-based architectural photographer David Fonda specializes in commercial architectural photography, interior design photography, landscape design photography, public spaces photography, and real estate photography in and around Philadelphia and throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
With the creative foundation of a Bachelors of Fine Art in Photography, and stints as a photo-journalist and as a corporate/industrial photographer, David recognized that the photography his eye found the most compelling almost always involved the built environment. He loved the way light played on surfaces. He loved the way light, line, and shape could be integrated into bold composition. And he loved capturing the precise angles that showed a building to be more than it first appeared, and that revealed the spark that first inspired the architect, designer, builder, or landscape designer.
That’s why David specializes in architectural photography.
To David Fonda, architectural photography should be aesthetically pleasing as well as an accurate representation of a structure or space. He believes that good architectural photography evokes the essence of a completed design – that it evokes from inanimate objects emotions and moods, addresses scale, and condenses a completed project into a cohesive pastiche of design + build. While photography is certainly a method for freezing a moment in time, David insists that good architectural photography can also expand a moment in time, allowing the subject of that moment to be more greatly appreciated, in or out of context. And that this aspect of architectural photography is as valuable to all stakeholders in that structure or space as it is to the architect, designer, or builder who created it.
David’s clients appreciate that he can intuitively judge what will result in a great photograph, even before training camera on subject. And they appreciate that, with his skill and experience, David can bring that vision to fruition. From large-scale architectural projects to the most intimate spaces, he consistently reveals the designer’s artistry by knowing how the composition should be established for the strongest visual impact, how the lighting should be captured to enhance texture and depth, and what key elements will best support the designer’s vision. And he has proven, time after time, that he can simultaneously pay close attention to architectural details, over-all goals, and the bottom line.
David’s clients also appreciate his affable, easy-going demeanor, and his willingness to collaborate openly with his clients. As a result, his clients rest assured that working with him will be a pleasant, smooth experience and that they will receive architectural photography that exceeds their needs and fulfills their vision.
See examples of David’s architectural photography in the Portfolio Section.
To discuss your upcoming photographic needs, contact David Fonda today.