French photographer François Halard has a famously keen eye for architecture, and through his work we can gain privileged access to some of the most important Modernist buildings that would normally be off limits to most people. New York gallery Demisch Danant is currently showing an extensive collection of Halard’s surprisingly emotive architectural images from the past 20 years of his career, which began with the magazine Decoration Internationale and progressed to publications such as Vogue and The New York Times Magazine.
Among the landmarks Halard reveals are the French Communist Party Headquarters by Oscar Niemeyer, with it’s incredible domed auditorium, Albert Frey’s Palm Springs home – which interacts with the surrounding desert intriguingly, mystically – and Casa Malaparte on the island of Capri, completed in 1937 by Adalberto Libera. The latter was shot on Polaroid, and over 40 such images are included in the collection, along with prints from archive negatives. Evocative, moving, these are some of the most powerful images of buildings you may ever see. François Halard: Architecture runs until 1 March.