National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC
Residence, Silver Spring, MD
for Hains Architects, 2005
The Lofts in Adams Morgan, Washington, DC
for Eric Colbert & Associates, 2003
Brooks Brothers, Chevy Chase, MD
for Eichberg Construction, 2000
The challenge and joy of architectural photography is to find a viewpoint and use light to convey a compelling feeling of exterior form or interior space, and to reveal the material quality of surfaces, in a photograph that has its own structural integrity.
Most of my work is shot using a high-end Hasselblad H3DII 39MP or a Nikon DSLR. I usually deliver digital files, for both print and web use. The 4x5 is in the closet but available for special occasions to shoot film for scanning on a Hasselblad 646. I also can provide high quality prints from an Epson Stylus Pro 4000.
I use a full array of strobe and tungsten lights as needed to supplement ambient daylight or to fully light an interior.
I am an affiliate member of the American Institute of Architects, Washington, DC, Chapter and a member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP).
Profile of Alex Jamison
After earning a degree in Physics from Cornell University, and wanting greater aesthetic engagement with my work, I began a journey from the world of science to the world of art. My path crossed that of Frederick Sommer, a master of photographic art, with whom I served for five years as an apprentice in Arizona, getting a photographic education and an introduction to the universe of art and design.
My photographic specialties are architecture, art, and portraiture. This site features architectural work, but I have photographed paintings, graphics, and sculpture for many museums, collectors, and artists in the Washington, DC, area, and contributed to Washington Sculpture by James M. Goode.
A master printer, I have made silver-gelatin and ink jet prints for special exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery and the National Museum of American History.
I have taught photography at GMU and at the Corcoran College of Art + Design. My work has been exhibited in Washington at The Tartt Gallery and David Adamson Gallery, in New York at Pace MacGill, and in Mexico at the Centro Cultural La Tallera de David Alfaro Siqueiros in Cuernavaca.
My wife and I live in Bethesda, MD, with our dear cat.