Omer Kanipak is a London based architectural photographer, with over 20 years of experience working with established and emergent architectural practices as well as contractors, property developers and manufacturers. After receiving his Master’s degree from MIT School of Architecture, he worked in architectural publishing and marketing for the built environment industries for over two decades.
In his personal projects, Kanipak is interested in capturing the contrasting interactions of the built environment with nature and people. His carefully composed photographs reflect the struggle to obtain meaningful signals from the visual noise of the urban environment, with a focus on unexpected encounters, traces of use and the decaying nature of structures.
His photos are featured in various magazines and newspapers including The Guardian, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, The Telegraph, BBC News, CNN International, ArchDaily, *Wallpaper, Architects’ Journal, Metalocus, Blueprint, Domus etc.
He is the winner in 2018 of the World Architectural Photography Awards‘ Buildings in Use category.