I’m inspired by buildings, scale models, traveling by train (because it is linear), anachronisms (because they are not), VW camper vans, and sci fi radio drama. I like to build things. I like stories about buildings. Every building has a story to tell.
I enjoy the collaboration that happens between an architect and photographer. I want to know the story of the building so I can illustrate it.
James Ewing is an artist engaged in illustrating architecture, landscapes, and scale models. Common themes explored are the history of Modernism and the quest for utopia. Influenced by the tradition of architectural drawing his works reference those of Hugh Ferriss, Ken Adams, and Frank Lloyd Wright. Prints have been exhibited at The Van Alen Institute, New York, Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, Paris and The Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery at GSAPP Columbia University among others. His book Follow The Sun, A Field Guide to Architectural Photography in the Digital Age was published in 2016 by Routledge Press. Ewing's architectural photography has been an integral contribution to numerous successful AIA Award submissions.