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Lane Barden is a Los Angeles architectural photographer specializing in architecture and interiors photography in L. A. with additional projects and work published both nationally and internationally. Lane Barden Photography treats interior design photographs and exterior architectural photographs with equal care and attention to beauty of light: to detail and production quality: and to a passionate and focused search for the fresh articulate point of view that makes architectural images exciting and revelatory. Here is an excerpt from Lane Barden’s artist statement: “Photography is necessary to represent and describe architecture, but it is also a visual pleasure, an intellectual passion, and an art. A photograph has the power to gather up the details in the visual world and render them in such astonishing clarity and detail that it seems to exceed the event in real space and time. Photography constitutes another way of knowing about the world.” This high level of involvement in the medium, and determination to raise the content and nuances of his photographs to the realm of art is combined with understanding client needs. Iconic architectural and interiors images that represent the power of a project: images that document design detail and materials: images that describe the project program, project plan and massing: images that represent the conceptual basis of a project: and the efficiency to meet competition and publication deadlines are all part of this photographer’s photographic vocabulary and business model. Communication and rapport with architects about architecture and images is important to Lane and he admires the level of commitment and depth of knowledge architects have about their craft. His clients share the feeling. Here is what Arthur Golding of Arthur Golding Architects says in a recommendation: “Lane has an architect's understanding of space and a painter's eye for color and light, together with a deep knowledge of photography and all the skills to create extraordinary images that communicate architecture.” Another client, Michael Rotondi of Roto Architects says: “...he listens to what is being said about intentions, he thinks for a moment as he absorbs the new information, he then lets his intuition go to work. Bulls-eye.” Lane holds a BA in Sociology from Appalachian State University, and an M.A. and M.F.A. in Photography from the Fine Arts Department of the University of New Mexico. He has taught photography, theory, and digital imaging at leading design and art schools in Southern California including Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc): Art Center College of Design: Glendale Community College: Cal State San Bernardino: and U.C.L.A. Extension. His clients include Roto Architects, Barbara Bestor Architects, Rob Pressman Landscape Architecture: Arnet, Davis, Newlove Architects: KTGY Architects: Helmut Jahn Architects: HMC Architects: Coop Himmelb(l)au Architects: Claude Parent Architect (Paris): A.C. Martin Architects, and Hodgetts + Fung Architects and clients in Beirut Lebanon: Solidere, Dar al Handassah, and Khatib and Alami. His work has been published locally, nationally and internationally in Form Magazine, Architectural Record, and numerous design magazines in eastern Europe, South Korea, and Hong Kong. The Getty Research Institute at the Getty Center in Los Angeles recently purchased all 127 images in Lane Barden’s “Linear City” portfolio and the prints will go into their permanent collection for research and exhibition. He is a writer on art and photography with over 75 articles published on photography and contemporary art and artists. He lives in Los Angeles in a loft with his wife Chloe and son Gus.
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