When photographing a building I work from early morning to late at night to showcase the architecture in a range of lighting conditions. The experience and emotions of a building get boiled down to the essentials and translated into photographs.

The suns position throughout the day is investigated beforehand and a plan of the desired images will be made. The most interesting compositions are carefully examined and the décor is arranged so the spaces will look their best in the images. The interaction between light and the space and making these collide perfectly is crucial to me. To realize this, often it’s necessary to subtract, shape or add light to the scene. The goal is not to create something unnatural but to work with the naturally occurring ambient light and where necessary enhance and embellish it.

To achieve a high quality end product, post processing of the images is a very important step in my workflow, that will often take as long or even longer then the work on location. Below are a few examples highlighting the differences between an image as it comes out of the camera, and the end result after exposure merging, lighting adjustments, color correction, perspective adjustments and blemish removal.

Play with them to discover how I bring architecture to live.


Christian Boontjes - Naturecenter Before
Christian Boontjes - Naturecenter After


Christian Boontjes - Twilight WIP
Christian Boontjes - Twilight After


Christian Boontjes - Kitchen Before
Christian Boontjes - Kitchen After


Christian Boontjes - Museum Before
Christian Boontjes - Museum After


Christian Boontjes - Waterfront Before
Christian Boontjes - Waterfront After


Christian Boontjes - BnB Before
Christian Boontjes - BnB After