A Whimsical Approach to Architecture by Anna Devís and Daniel Rueda

The Spanish duo formed by Daniel Rueda and Anna Devís is passionate about travel and photography. Citing the street as their favorite workplace and the whole world as their canvas, the duo inventively interact with architecture. Toying with perspective and geometry, each photo the duo publishes to their social media accounts is whimsical and fun.

Set in cities across the globe and featuring bold patterns, simple shapes, and pastel colors, Devis’ and Rueda’s snapshots convey a wide range of architectural styles and structures. On top of simply showcasing beautiful architecture around the world, the charming photographs also demonstrate the duo’s unique way of experiencing everyday life and interacting with their surroundings. Thanks to their clever poses, building façades become theatrical backdrops, spiral staircases turn into playgrounds, and windows are transformed into versatile props.

Rueda also works as an architect, architectural photographer, and professor. In an interview Rueda explains why he and and Devís chose to be characters in their architectural photos. He said, “These “characters” serve to explain the scale of a space. The size of things would be higher or lower depending on the proportion it has with a human being.”

“However, the role of these characters in my pictures is to tell a story that goes beyond aesthetics. That is, it is not enough to just have an image that looks more or less beautiful; it has to tell something without the need of putting it into words… While it is true that the texts that accompany the photographs are sometimes as important to me as the image itself,” he added. “These places find me, or I am who has a hidden radar that is always on. Finding those buildings is not difficult if you know what you’re looking for.”