The most beautiful libraries in the world, captured by photographer Reinhard Görner
German architectural photographer Reinhard Görner has been working in the field of architectural photography since 1982, capturing historic and contemporary architecture. Visiting photography classes while studying at university, he was intrigued by architectural photography after attending lectures by Julius Schulman and inspired by his book “Architectural Photography.” For more than 40 years of hard work his name became one of the most famous in the field of architectural photography.
Reinhard Görner often works in photographic series, which represent continuous collections of various international interiors. One of his famous portfolios is “Libraries”, which he began in 2008. He became overwhelmed by it in the following years, spending hundreds of hours contemplating, demonstrating the wide variety of interior styles from Berlin to Oxford.
“My purpose is to always open spaces in every sense – visual, mental and spiritual. I want to transcend people’s minds to a more calm and creative place,” Görner shares. “If you look at a single of my pictures, the world expands, tells stories and changes your everyday life. Photographing architecture is a matter of composition and focus. When I photograph I am very concentrated and in a state of flow consciousness. I want to induce through my pictures a similar state of mind in the viewer. “