With a keen eye for the important facets that give a building its character, architectural photographer Daniel Erne expresses the atmosphere of each site in the nature of a portrait. Drawing on his background in art and design, his work for architect offices and a variety of commercial and cultural institutions stands apart through its artistic sensibility.
Through his family background in construction, Daniel gained a thorough understanding for different building structures and an instinctual appreciation for the selected materials and their specific role. Often documenting a project from start to finish, his images depict architectural moments in time that provide an insight to the inner life of a building, as well as the architect’s intentions. Showing the interaction between the architecture and its natural surroundings, as well as elements of modern life and living, his pictures build a narrative around each construction.
During his studies in fine art photography at the renowned International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York, Daniel spent most of his time in the colour darkroom. Inspired by the modern masters of American colour photography, such as William Egglestone and Stephen Shore, he emphasises colours in his work by seeking out the appropriate light conditions and experimenting with the framing of shots to achieve compositions with a graphic quality.
Based in Zurich, Switzerland since 2014, Daniel Erne works for international clients and has exhibited his own work in New York, Paris and Zurich.