Palma for MyPalma


Architecture as all arts requires a “keen” eye for the better works; fortunately, London’s AA (Architectural Association School of Architecture) former student Cristobal Palma based in Santiago, Chile produces architecture, urban and documentary gripping photography.

Published internationally, his latest periodicals where commissioned by Monocle, Dwell, The New York Times, W, Arquine and Domus, just to “name-drop” a few. The “trotamundos” is devotedly committed to travel around the world, mainly Latin America, to find the best of architecture; his work reveals the strength of a straight line in perfect harmony with an almost “drawn-like” perspective. Palma mixes the perfect amount of light, whether it is a day or night photography, involving the context in an either chaotic urban scene or a peaceful motionless lake in the southern Chilean region.

Photographing the works of Pezo von Ellrichshausen, Alejandro Aravena, Smiljan Radic, Mathias Klotz and MDRDV among many of other architects, it is both flattering and a privilege to get photographed by Palma, who was named “best photographer” in 2010 by Chilean magazine Ed the same year that he took part in a selection by Spanish magazine Exit with some of the best architectural photographers around the world.