Critic and ARCHITECT contributor Alexandra Lange interviews Hélène Binet, the recipient of the 2015 Excellence in Photography award from the Julius Shulman Institute, about her 25-year career as an architectural photographer. London-based Binet discusses growing up in Rome and the inspiration in meeting starchitects such as Daniel Libeskind, AIA, and Zaha Hadid, Hon. FAIA. She cites her aesthetic influences as photographers Lucien Hervé and Judith Turner, who inspired her to think about architectural photography in alternative ways.
Binet's abstract work—most of which is in black and white—will be on display in the exhibition, “Hélène Binet: Fragments of Light,” which will open on Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Woodbury University Hollywood Gallery in Los Angeles. Binet worked with curator Emily Bills to aggregate photographs for the exhibition, which will represent contemporary architecture, historic buildings, and landscapes. The exhibition will feature Peter Zumthor’s church of Vals and buildings by Le Corbusier. Read More