Pavel Bendov photographs architecture, interiors and design to stun. Executing each shot with expertise and empathy, he works with passion and steadfast attention to detail.
Originally from Belarus, Pavel refocused his photographic talent upon moving to New York in 2011. The stark contrast of architecture, culture and built environment here was empowering and inspiring. After various apprenticeships and collaborations with some of the industry’s leading photographers, he launched his professional career in architectural photography that same year.
Pavel sees himself as a visual translator, taking the time and care to understand the client’s needs and articulate them through his photographs. His client relationship stands strong throughout the entire process of each project - from location scouting to photographing to post-processing and retouching, all of which is included in his services.
Aside from his commercial architectural photography practice, Pavel devotes his time to his two photo projects: @imxplorer, which showcases the best locations in the city and @archexplorer, which is his daily journey of documenting the built environment.
Questions and Answers for Architects and Designers
Q. Can multiple parties license the same photo?
A. Sure. It’s called multiple-party usage—all parties split production fees and photographer's expenses (33% surcharge for each addtl. party) but each party's licensing fees are determined on an individual basis. If this is the case, the photographer must be notified of this prior to his quoting the project.
Q. Can publications use the photographs? How?
A. Most publications know to provide a fee for the use of photos. Some book publishers ask the architect to pay the usage fee or they ask the photographer to waive it. But just as writers are paid for their writing and editors are paid for their editing, photographers expect to be paid for the usage of their photos.
Q. Who has ownership of the photos after a shoot?
A. Even when hired by his client, the photographer owns any images he takes. However, he licenses the client to use the photos, with restrictions. Without paying additional licensing fees, the client may use the photographs in portfolios, on their company website, for presentations, company press, and submission to design competitions and publications.
All photos contained on this web site are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission from Pavel Bendov.