Bangor & North Down Camera Club

Guest Speaker - in association with Catchlight Camera Club

Inaki Hernandez Architectural Photography - In Search of the Genius Loci

Fountain Centre, Bangor

Inaki Hernandez

Born in Bilbao and living in Ireland since 1990, Iñaki specialises in architectural photography and shares with many photographers his absolute passion for the Guggenheim Museum in his native city. His interest in photography started during his school years, when he experimented with different photographic genres and styles through the medium of film and slide.

In 2018 Iñaki received a Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society (FRPS) with a new body of work that displayed an innovative approach into the study of minimalism, shape and form in architectural photography. This is the highest level of distinction awarded by the RPS and was awarded under the category of Fine Art.

In 2013 Iñaki received a Fellowship of the Irish Photographic Federation (FIPF) for his work in architectural photography. This is the highest level of distinction awarded by the IPF and Iñaki is the only photographer to have received an FIPF with a panel of architectural photography.

Two Fellowships by two different photographic organisations with two very diverse and distinctive bodies of work confirm Iñaki as a highly experienced and respected architectural photographer. These achievements not only validate his technical ability but also his skills in panelling as well as his mastery with challenging compositions, use of light, postprocessing and printing techniques.

Over many years, Iñaki has presented his work at numerous events and has acted as a judge nationally and internationally: from photographic societies in Ireland and the United Kingdom, to FIAP level and international architectural competitions. Iñaki has been privileged to judge with the most acclaimed and awarded fine art architectural photographers in the world such as Julia Anna Gospodarou, Joel Tjintjelaar and Akira Takaue amongst others.

More recently Iñaki has presented his work at the Royal Photographic Society headquarters in Bristol and also at the RPS Visual Art Group , and will also give 2 architectural photography workshops for the Visual Arts Group in Liverpool.

A highly respected speaker and judge, Iñaki has photographed some of the most renowned buildings in the world. These include the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in L.A., Berlin's Reichstag and the Milwaukee Art Museum to name but a few. His images have received numerous accolades both nationally and internationally