Photo by Ezra Stoller. Design Research, a store in Cambridge, Mass., 1969, designed by Benjamin Thompson.

Photo by Ezra Stoller. Design Research, a store in Cambridge, Mass., 1969, designed by Benjamin Thompson.

Currently there  is an exhibit of the work of Ezra Stoller at the Yossi Milo Gallery in New York City.

Stoller (1915-2004) was a pioneer of modern American architectural photography. He photographed for such famous architects as Frank Lloyd Wright and Erro Sarrienen.

I love how the inside merges with the outside in this twilight photo. I also love how this photograph breaks some of the "rules" of quality architectural photography. There is a dead tree, a parked car and melting puddles of snow, which are all elements that shouldn't be in a "perfect" photo. These elements provide context and also make the image more real.

Photo by Ezra Stoller. Hirshhorn Museum, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Washington, D.C.

Photo by Ezra Stoller. Hirshhorn Museum, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Washington, D.C.

Stoller's career aligned with the ascendancy  of modernism in architecture. Grand and simple forms predominate in his tonally beautiful black & white work.

You can read more in this  NY Times article.

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