Moscow-based German photographer Frank Herfort uses architecture and interiors as a way to tell stories about culture and society in Eastern Europe. His photos are characteristically cinematic, with locations that toe the line between realism and fantasy. We were particularly taken with his series “Imperial Pomp,” which focuses on idiosyncratic modern buildings in Russia, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan. Frank has shot for the New York Times, National Geographic, Der Spiegel, Architectural Digest, and Wallpaper*, and his commercial clients include Adidas, Nike, Bosch, and The Ritz-Carlton.
“I’m always looking for the images – it’s not about me looking for a certain type of architecture, I use architecture as a composition for the images.”