Iwan Baan, Architectural Photographer

An aerial shot, taken from the Standard Hotel. Photo by Iwan Baan.

This weekend, the New York Times ran a profile of international architectural photographer Iwan Baan. Iwan took a beautiful series of High Line photos in our first season, and we agree that there’s something groundbreaking about his style. Fred Bernstein of the Times writes:

Mr. Baan sees buildings as backdrops for his photographs of people, he said during a recent visit to New York. Looking at a picture of the new Cooper Union building in the East Village, designed by Mr. Mayne, Mr. Baan said, “It’s about the woman shuffling down the street.” His work owes as much to Diane Arbus and Henri Cartier-Bresson as to Julius Shulman or Ezra Stoller, the pre-eminent architectural photographers of the late 20th century.

Structural Integrity and People, Too [New York Times]

Click through for some of Iwan’s shots of the High Line.

The Diller - von Furstenberg Sundeck. Photo by Iwan Baan.

10th Avenue Square looking North. Photo by Iwan Baan.

10th Avenue Square looking South. Photo by Iwan Baan.

Looking North from 13th Street. Photo by Iwan Baan.

The High Line at Washington Street. Photo by Iwan Baan.

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2 Responses

  1. these shots captured the beauty of fine architecture

  2. I ill be walking the Highline for the first time today, after lunch near 14th street.

    Your pictures help me visualize what the walk will be like.

    I need to come back in the spring.

    Greg Barber
    ecofriendlyprinter.com

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