It used to be that architectural photographs were famous for having strategically placed colorful fruit amidst a minimal geometric palette. Then Dwell magazine’s Fruit Bowl Manifesto changed all of that and transformed architectural photography to be more tactile and accessible by including people, and especially cute kids.
However, when judging 800 entries for Residential Architect Magazines awards this year, we noticed many included dogs and cats in the photos as a way to give scale and a sense of accessibility to the design. My fellow judges and I all admitted to having done this ourselves. 5 out of 6 of us owned dogs and have included them in photographs of our own homes and client’s homes. Here are a few (Max Strang’s above, Claire Conroy and mine below).
Do you have any architectural photos made better with pets? If so, please send them to share.