Hélène Binet is a Swiss-French architectural photographer based in London, born in 1959. Working exclusively in film, Binet has been practising in both contemporary and historical architectural photography for over twenty-five years.
Photographing and documenting architectural sites from construction through to completion, her work exhibits a sense of imposing strength balanced by quietude through her use of black and white film stock as well as her sensitive and exacting eye for framing and details. Recreated in her photographs is a sense of space and depth beyond the surficial. Binet captures the fortitude of the human spirit within the stillness of time, light, objects, and construction.
Binet’s numerous list of clients have included architects including Zaha Hadid. She has also photographed the works of past architects such as Alvar Aalto, Geoffrey Bawa, Le Corbusier, Sverre Fehn, John Hejduk, Sigurd Lewerentz, Andrea Palladio and Dimitris Pikionis.
Binet is the winner of the Ada Louise Huxtable Prize and has had numerous group and solo exhibitions both in the UK and internationally including: Zaha Hadid Gallery, Somerset House, the Copper Union, 13th International Architecture Biennale di Venezia.
Her work has been acquired for the collections of MOMA New York and the Carnegie Museum of Art among many others.