Join us as we look through the lenses of some of the world’s top architectural photographers in our latest special issue. From the ASEAN region we meet Japanese photographer, Hiroyuki Oki, to find out how he became synonymous with the best in Vietnamese contemporary architecture. We also interview Mario Wibowo (@mariowibowophotography) and Ketsiree Wongwan (@photo.ketsiree.wongwan), about their regimented approaches to photographing projects in Indonesia and Thailand. Jaime Rapi, Jr. (@jrapjr) interviews his long-time mentor Tom Epperson (@tomepperson) about his path as an architectural photographer. BUDJI+ROYAL architect and photographer Marc Go (@marchenrichgo) shares why he cannot give up practicing both architecture and photography. We talk to Allan Crow, of renowned duo Hufton + Crow (@huftonandcrow), about how his partnership with Nick Hufton catapulted them to stratospheric heights in architectural image making. Learn what Marc Goodwin (@archmospheres) means by imbuing his photographs with an ‘archmospheric’ quality. Shooting in both Mexico and Ecuador, Lorena Darquea (@loredarquea) gives us a flavor of emerging design talent from Central and South America. In the US, we take a look at the fine art compositions of Chicago-based photographer Angie McMonigal (@angiemcmonigal). The rising architectural photojournalist Laurian Ghinitoiu (@laurianghinitoiu) travels the world to document the built environment with an honesty to architecture within its context. Patrick Bingham-Hall (@patrickbinghamhall) tells us how establishing Pesaro Publishing gave him a platform for his writing and architectural photography. Ever present is BluPrint’s resident photographer Ed Simon (@monsied) whose photographs illustrate a contextual commentary by Nick Ramos, in which he explores the intersections of architecture and photography since their dynamic union began. In this age of the millennial, Angel Yulo also asks what happens when Instagram exerts its power over design.
Design matters, but experience sells. Designing beautiful structures isn't enough anymore—users are looking for great experiences that can provide them with lasting memories. In our first issue of 2016, BluPrint teaches architects the value of XD (experience design) and how to "design experiences.