On a shoot with architectural photographer Jon Linkins

By ABC By Design

Donovan Hill-designed Z House. Photograph by Jon Linkins for ABC By Design

By Design visits the prize-winning Donovan Hill-designed Z House in Brisbane with photographer Jon Linkins. We wanted to see how a professional architectural photographer interprets and interacts with a house. The Z House recently won the Robin Dodds award for best residential house in Queensland in 2010, an award given by the Australian Institute of Architects. Jon was commissioned by Donovan Hill to photograph this house -- and is often used by Hill and by other top Australian architects. For this interview Jon sets up a shot to show you how it is done.

29 September 2010


ABC Radio National’s By Design is a program about how we shape our world - a vibrant show about people and the things that surround us.
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The program explores how design -- the way things look, feel and function -- reflects social change; what the decisions we make as consumers of architecture and everyday objects tell us about who we are.