The world is a strange place, and architects like the ones featured on Vice News often find themselves caught in its crosshairs.
And so they’ve made some remarkable portraits of the people and places they work to preserve, as well as their love for the architecture.
“We wanted to capture the beauty of what it’s like to be a photographer,” says David J. DeBello, who is a senior vice president at Baskin-Robbins.
“It’s really about the art and the craft, about the process and the joy and the process itself.”
Here’s what the photos reveal about what it takes to create beautiful photographs of your hometown:1.
The Art of Photography Is About Making People Smile.
A lot of the photos in the book focus on weddings, but it was a photo of the family’s first date in Las Vegas that inspired this story.
“Our wedding photographer was the only photographer we could find who could take such beautiful photos,” said Jana Mather, who lives in Las Venezas.
“She took everything into account.
She never made the final decision.
We had to make it happen.”2.
When the Photography Is Right, It’s Worth It.
The photos in this book cover everything from the joy of getting married to the moments of chaos in the wake of the wedding.
“There’s a lot of beauty in the moments,” DeBella said.
“That’s what you’re seeing.
That’s what is in those pictures.”3.
The Photographer’s Mind Is A Powerful Weapon.
One of the most powerful parts of being a photographer is seeing the people in the photographs.
“The more we capture those moments, the more we realize how lucky we are to be here,” DeBello said.
DeMello says that he learned a lot about his work from working with the photographer he hired to photograph the family for the book.
“I learned a ton about her and the way she saw the world,” he said.
He said that she would take photos with the bride in the front row and take the bride’s friends along with her to take photos from behind.
He also had her help him photograph the wedding’s hostess.4.
The Photography Is Personal.
There’s an intimate side to the photos, too.
“When you’re in a moment of pure joy, you’re going to miss it,” DeMella said of the photographer in the wedding photo.
“You’ll be feeling a little guilty.
But you’ll find yourself smiling.”5.
The People in These Photos Are Just as Emotional.
While DeBelli said that it took him a lot longer than he anticipated to make the photos of his family’s wedding, DeMelli said he knew what it took to capture their love of the city and the people that live there.
“People who live here are really, really special,” he told the Vice News team.
“They’re really special because they’re not just here for a paycheck.
They’re here because they want to be.”6.
You Can See The Love in The Eyes.
The photographer in this photo was there with her husband, who had already made arrangements to meet her at a nearby park.
“And the day before I was going to meet them, the bride told me she was so excited about the wedding that she couldn’t wait for me to take my picture,” De Bello said of his own wedding.
This was just one of the many things that made this wedding special for him.7.
The Wedding Photographer Has a Story.
The wedding photographer who worked on the wedding was in the process of getting his photo taken with his family when the wedding day was announced.
“He was standing on the sidewalk waiting for his family to arrive,” De Mello said.
And this is where the story gets personal.
“What he was doing was telling me how lucky he was to be able to get his wedding shot.
It’s like you’re there for a reason,” De Bello said, adding that the photographer was also in awe of the couple.
“For me, this was the first time I had been to a wedding.
And it was amazing,” he added.
The story behind this photo is really about a person’s love for their hometown and the art of photographing it.
“This was the most beautiful moment of my life,” he explained.
“So, I thought it was time to tell him how much I loved him.”8.
You’re Seeing Things That Aren’t Real.
This wedding photographer didn’t take the photographer’s portrait of the bride and groom to be real.
“But that’s what I love about the way they look,” De Jello said of this wedding photographer.
“If it’s real, it’s beautiful, but if it’s not, it doesn’t matter.”9.
The Designer Is the Photographer.
In addition to working as a wedding photographer, De