| NYC interior and architectural photographer Francis Dzikowski has been working in the field for over 25 years. While studying architecture at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Francis became interested in photographing his 3-D models and drawings. Soon after, he began spending more time photographing than designing.
| Transitioning from architecture to photography, as one of the best
NYC Architectural Photographers, Francis graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a BFA in Photography. Francis began his career as an archeological photographer in the Golan Heights and then worked in Istanbul, Turkey for a year and a half. Francis went on to teach photography at The American University in Cairo (AUC) and worked with AUC’s Theban Mapping Project and Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities photographing tombs in Luxor. He photographed a Theban tomb for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Few photographers have had more extensive access to these spectacular monuments. Francis also worked with the American Research Center in Egypt photographing the restoration of the 18th century Sabil-Kuttab of Nafisa al-Bayda; a historic monument in Cairo were children studied the Quran.
| As one of the best New York Architectural Photographers Francis expanded into travel photography. In Turkey, he photographed caravanserais along the ancient Silk Road, roman ruins in Jordan, crusader castles in Syria and the spectacular stone and mud brick fortress architecture of Yemen. Francis currently specializes as an architecture and interior photographer but also photographs furniture, 2-D & 3-D artwork and environmental portraits.
| Although based in New York City, Francis is among top Philadelphia Architectural Photographers and travels regularly throughout the tri-state area including cities across New Jersey, upstate New York and Philadelphia. Francis has photographed architecture on college campuses throughout the United States. He is commissioned for commercial architecture photography and interior photography assignments internationally from the coastline of Los Cabos to the deserts of Dubai. An efficient and effective traveler, he delivers equally compelling images from any destination.
| With his foundation of architectural training and global experience, Philadelphia Architectural Photographers Francis continued his education in a master/apprentice working relationship with Peter Aaron, who was himself, taught by Ezra Stoller, a pillar of modern architectural photography. Francis expanded on these teachings and services his clients’ requirements by providing vivid images that promote their work, thereby generating interest in and excitement about new projects and future commissions.
| Architects and Interior Designers make up the bulk of Francis’ client base but he also receives photography commissions from artists, sculptors, furniture designers, book publishers, magazine editors, advertising representatives, engineers and real estate companies. Clients include Apple, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, H3, nbbj, New York Post, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Skidmore Owings & Merill, The Limited & The New York Times.
These and many other prestigious organizations hire Francis for his ability to capture the essence of a project and transmit the client’s vision to the public through illuminating photographs. Projects that Francis has photographed have won numerous awards including AIA design awards and Interior Design Magazine Best of Year Awards. His photographs have been published in Interior Design, Architectural Record, The New York Times, New York Post, New York Magazine, Artforum, books, monographs and numerous other print publications.
In 2009, Francis worked with author and architectural historian Jean Parker Phifer on the publication, Public Art New York a book about the best permanent public art in all five boroughs of New York City. Published by W.W. Norten & Co. The publication is illustrated with over 300 photographs that Francis captured over a two year time period.
Currently, Francis is working on a commission by The Monacelli Press and author Daniel Snydacker to produce architectural photographs of more than 40 structures designed by Robert H. Robertson (1849-1919). Publication is set for the spring of 2019.
Francis is known to his clients as dependable, cooperative, consistent and trustworthy. He values knowledge and attention to detail and works hard to ensure his clients work is presented in its best light.
Francis serves all of the United States, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas and San Jose.