Lindman Photography - Part I


Åke E:son Lindman is a Swedish architectural photographer who continually and with a sure instinct seeks to develop his professionalism. Not all photographers share his genuine interest in architecture. This means that he sees the architecture, not the image, as what is most important - says Olof Hultin, former editor-in-chief of Arkitektur magazine.

Lindman himself believes that his strength lies in being able to depict a space precisely as it is, often straight on from a central perspective. As soon as his gaze falls on an object he knows what the image will be and exactly where he should stand with his camera.

“We humans are far more dated because of our clothing fashions,” he says. “Architecture is more timeless, even though it is also marked by time in things like the choice of materials and designs.”

Gio Ponti, Italian Culture Institute, Stockholm, Sweeden, 1954.

Wolfgang Huebner, Storkällan Chapel, Nacka, Sweeden, 1970.

Hans Asplund, Civic Hall, Eslöv, Sweeden, 1957.

Alvar Aalto, Villa Mairea, Norrmarku, Finland, 1937-1939.

Alvar Aalto, Maison Louis Carré, France, 1956-1959.

Carl Nyrén, Villa Nyrén, Bromma, Sweeden, 1962.