Photographer Jack Lovel Launches New Book ‘Catching Light’

  • WORDS Holly Beadle
  • Jack Lovel Catching Light

    Australian architectural photographer Jack Lovel launches his new book ‘Catching Light’, an ode to the late architect Iwan Iwanoff.

    With ties to both Melbourne and Perth, Jack Lovel’s work captures Australian architecture in its rawest form. His longest project to date, ‘Catching Light’, sees the work of Bulgarian architect Iwan Iwanoff reimagined through his own lens. After six years, the project will culminate in the launch of a book and exhibition this Thursday, March 3, in Melbourne.

    Set in the suburban surrounds of his family home in Perth, designed by Iwan in 1954, Jack presents ‘Catching Light’ in the hope of bringing the architect’s monumental work to a larger audience. The series documents more than 25 of Iwan’s remaining projects, weaved together into one architectural memoir spanning 30 plus years. We see Iwan’s guiding motifs, the stark light and blue skies of Western Australia, and their instrumental role in shaping his approach to architecture. More to that, we see first-hand Jack’s ability to capture the sympathetic relationship between nature and architecture.

    The event will take place at Est Lighting’s Richmond showroom and will include a selection of large scale photographic prints as well as the release of ‘Catching Light’, now available for purchase.

    Jack Lovel Catching Light

    Portrait by Frances Andrijich

    “When I came up with the idea for this project in 2016, I knew this much – the architecture that Iwan Iwanoff created in Western Australia over his 30 plus year career had to be showcased to a broader audience.”


    – Jack Lovel in ‘Catching Light’

    Jack Lovel Catching Light
    Jack Lovel Catching Light
    Jack Lovel Catching Light
    Jack Lovel Catching Light
    Jack Lovel Catching Light

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