Through my education in classical architecture, I have learned to see the world around me with a heightened sense of observation. Through my photography, I strive to not only document and record the built environment, but also capture the presence of a place by carefully framing a shot from a specific vantage point. My photographs aim to portray the impression that architecture leaves on us, and capture memorable scenes from the places that architecture creates.

 

As part of my architectural studies, I also learned the traditional method of hand drafting and rendering architectural drawings in watercolor. Through the careful process of drawing each form and mindfully rendering the qualities of light, color, shade, and shadow, an appreciation for each element's contribution the overall architectural composition is inevitable. I have found watercolor to be not only be a fulfilling medium for studying the great architecture that surrounds me, but also a useful tool to convey design ideas in a professional setting.

- Taylor Stein -