In Focus is Archinect’s new series of features dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How do they work? What type of equipment do they use? What do they think about seeing their work in blogs?

In this feature, we talk to Portuguese photographer Nelson Garrido.

Archinect: What is your relationship with architecture? What drew you to architecture, as a photographer?

Nelson Garrido: Actually I wanted to study architecture but on the late moment I decided to study photography. I’ve had a close contact with architecture when I was studying photography because my brother is an architect. My first academic contact with photography was in Portugal, but the specific and specialized contact with architectural photography happened in Antwerp/Belgium where I was studding photography and had my first contact with technical cameras. After this, all my professional life was related to photography especially with architectural photography. At the moment, I’m based in Portugal and Qatar, but I work all over the world.


b720 Arquitectos, Aeroport Lleida, Lerida, Spain


Jorge AlbuquerqueVHM, Hotel AXIS Viana, Viana do Castelo, Portugal


Barbosa & Guimarães, Vodafone Building, Portugal


Álvaro Siza, Winery Quinta do Portal, Sabrosa, Portugal


Peter Eisenman, Holocaust Memorial, Berlin, Germany


Graça Dias+Egas Vieira, University Egas Moniz, Caparica, Portugal


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