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.”

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#😀 Today, while @anniset and I were looking for the perfect spot to shoot a #WHPISeeFaces entry we discovered that @EsOlympus is giving away a trip to Barcelona in order to attend to the #PlaygroundOpening. You just need to play with perspective and tag them in your picture and you’ll be coming with us! If that doesn’t make you smile I don’t know what will! – Hoy, mientras @anniset y yo andábamos en busca del sitio perfecto para participar en el #WHPISeeFaces nos hemos enterado de que #EsOlympus ha organizado un concurso para ir a la inauguración del #PerspectivePlayground! Tan sólo tienes que jugar con la perspectiva, mencionarles y etiquetar con #PlaygroundOpening tu foto para venirte con nosotros, así de fácil. ¡Se nos ha puesto una sonrisa de ventana a ventana!

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What’s going on with the weather on Instagram these days you guys?! The other day we had black snowflakes, and today this red rain is falling so hard that some buildings are starting to change colour! If I were you I’d get out of there immediately, Anna… I don’t think carrying a matching umbrella will do you any good this time! ¡¿Se puede saber qué está pasando con el tiempo estos días en Instagram?! El otro día caían copos de color negro, ¡y hoy esta lluvia roja que está cayendo es tan intensa que algunos edificios están comenzando a cambiar de color! Si yo fuera tú me quitaba de ahí, Anna… ¡No creo que llevar un paraguas a juego te vaya a servir de nada esta vez! #☂️

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