Architectural photography is usually scorned for prizing the purity of its subject over the more practical realities of a building's life. Basically, photographers forget the people, opting instead to depict the architecture as a pristine, empty object unmarred by the scuffmarks of use, age, or even weather. Then, of course, there's the opposite tendency, which makes it a point of integrating people within featured spaces. The problem here is that people in architecture are quickly turned into props, strategically inserted to augment, or even compensate for, the building design. They are usually engaged in the most trivial pursuits, like walking your pet sheep in a party dress, or configured in preposterous poses. We've seen it before and have all asked the same question: "WTF is this person doing!?"
We've dug through our database to find some of the more quirky examples of this trend. There's plenty of great architecture and more than your fair share of people doing the most head-scratching things.
From M. Night Shyamalan's last overrated movie
Apartment in Bucharest
Designed by A.A. Studio
The man who was and wasn't there
Stillness is the move
A machine for haunting in
First rule of photoshoots: don't forget the sheep
It's all so serene and WAIT THIS DOG
It's not OK to be this into yourself
This is how many people care about your ability to balance a chair on your face
Creepy family portrait
Now that she had the proper venue, she could take up the cello again
NSFA (Not Safe For Architizer)
The fractured self
Ugh, get back to work!