KIRK GITTINGS-The Photography of Cultural Landscape and Architecture

© Kirk Gittings, Albuquerque New Mexico, All Rights Reserved
1414 Phoenix Ave. NW
Albuquerque New Mexico 87107





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Welcome! Kirk Gittings Photography serves leading architecture and interior design firms, magazines, corporations and developers throughout New Mexico, the West and across the nation. Working from his studio in New Mexico, Kirk Gittings has been recognized as one of the leading architectural photographers in the region. (above image is of Renzo Piano's Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago (client-The School of the Art Institute of Chicago).

 "I care deeply about the landscape and the architecture that inhabits it. Together they have been my photographic passion and vocation for decades." Kirk Gittings

Recognizing that passion, in 2003 the editors of THROUGH THE LENS: INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHERS selected Kirk as one of the top architectural photographers in the U.S. The editors wrote "for many years, IMAGES PUBLISHING has featured the work of the world's finest architectural photographers in its design publications. This book is a celebration of and a tribute to the unsung heroes behind the lens, those geniuses of light and shadow, who can make even the most mundane building sing and dance".

Recognizing his passion and unique vision, in 2005, New Mexico Magazine published a 30 year retrospective book of his architectural photography entitled SHELTER FROM THE STORM: THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF KIRK GITTINGS, which latter became the basis for a retrospective exhibit, by the same name, at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. In 2012, the State Legislature of New Mexico honored him for his life's work and the University of New Mexico honored him with a distinguished alumni, "ZIA" award. PBS has honored him with two "Colores" programs over the years.

In addition to his commercial photography, he has taught architectural photography in the Fine Art, Architecture and Historic Preservation schools of the University of New Mexico and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago for a combined 33 years.

"Architecture energizes and inspires me. I approach each assignment, large or small, with a fresh sense of visual discovery and excitement. My to create iconic images of design for my clients that have powerful impact and lasting marketing value." Kirk Gittings

His iconic images of architecture and interior design have been selected for over 180 magazine and book covers. Kirk is available for architectural photography assignments across the country. To see his recent projects go to the PORTFOLIOS section of this website. 505-344-5436 or Email. No matter what the size, budget or location of your project he would be happy to discuss it with you. Some of his favorite clients are small creative firms with limited budgets. Read what one magazine editor wrote about working with Kirk, Shelter Book Review or an insightful interview. Clients have included:


Antoine Predock FAIA, the UNM School of Architecture, Albuquerque, New Mexico


Antoine Predock Architect, Albuquerque, New Mexico

VOA Associates, Chicago, IL

Skidmore Owings Merrill, Architects, Denver, CO

HOK Sports, Architects, Kansas City, MO

Goettsch Partners, Architects, Chicago, IL

Leo A Daly, Phoenix, AZ

Anderson Mason Dale, Architects, Denver, CO

Berkus Design Studio, Architects, Santa Barbara, CA

Dekker Perrich Sabatini, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Populous, Kansas City, MO

Cannon Design, New York, NY

X-nth Corp., Maitland, FL

The Weidt Group, Minnetonka, MN

SMWM, Architects, San Fransisco, CA

W.C. Muchow and Partners, Denver, CO

The Hoffman Partnership, St. Louis, MO

HDR Architects, Omaha, NE

Harry Weese and Associates, Chicago, IL

Integrus Architecture, Seattle, WA

Polshek Partnership Architects, New York, NY

Marquis Associates, Architects, San Francisco, CA

Saylor Gregg Architects, Philadelphia, PA

Antoine Predock, UNM School of Architecture



Dwell, NY, NY

Architecture, Washington, DC

Progressive Architecture, NY, NY

Architectural Record, NY, NY

Architectural Record/Record Houses, NY, NY

Metropolis, NY, NY

Rizolli Books, NY, NY

Il Giornale dell'Architettura, Torino, Italy

Bilon, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Residential Architect, Washington DC

Metropolitan Home, NY, NY

World Architecture, Beijing, China

Nikki Architecture, Tokyo, Japan

Ambiente, Berlin, Germany

Hinge, Hong Kong, China

Competitons, Louisville, KY

Sotheby's International

International Architecture Yearbook, Victoria, Australia

Mountain Living, Denver, CO

New Mexico Magazine, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Blue Cross Blue Sheild, Amarillo Texas, Goettsch Partners, Chicago IL

National Geographic Traveler, Washington DC

AmericanStyle, Baltimore, MD

Niche, Baltimore, MD

Contract, New York, NY

Forbes, New York, NY

Saturday Evening Post, Indianapolis, IN

Santa Fe Trends, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Su Casa, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Design Today, Los Angelos, CA

Interiors, Chicago, IL

Builder, Washington, DC

Custom Home, Washington, DC

Architect, Washington, DC

Westwork Architects

Custom Builder, Oak Brook, IL

Texas Architect, Austin, TX

Fine Homebuilding, Newton, CT

Fine Homebuilding Houses, Newton, CT

Fine Woodworking, Newton, CT

Sources and Design, Phoenix, AZ

Out, New York, NY

Phoenix House and Garden, AZ

The Santa Fean, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Sunset, Menlo Park CA

Saudi Aramco World, Houston, TX

Southern Accents, Birmingham

American West Airlines Mag., Phoenix, AZ

Eco Home Magazine, Washington DC

Preservation, Washington DC

Images Publishing, Victoria, Australia

The New York Times, NY

The Dallas Morning News, TX



ArchDaily (online)

The Brad Prince Residence by Bart Prince, Albuquerque, New Mexico

World Architecture News (online)

World House Design (online)

Interior and Property (online)

Archinnovations (online)

ArchitectureWeek (online)

Design Milk (online)

Dezona (online)

Magnachrome (online)

Archi-Tech (online)

Fraction (online)

HGTV-Extreme Houses

BBC Canada

National Public Radio





Jon Anderson Architect, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Jon Anderson AIA, Sandia Mini Cooper, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Westwork Architects, Albuquerque, New Mexico

RMKM Architects, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Garrett Smith LTD, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Sam Sterling Architect, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Mazria and Assoc., Santa Fe, New Mexico

Susan Westbrook Interiors, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Suby Bowden and Associates, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Strell Design, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Cherry See Reames Architects LLP, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Palo Santo Designs, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Lee Gamelsy Architects PC, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Mullen Heller Architects, Albuquerque, New Mexico

SMPC PA Architects, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Van Citters Historic Preservation, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Kells & Craig Architects INC, Albuquerque, New Mexico

McHugh Lloyd Trek, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Amburgh & Pares, Santa Fe, New Mexico

The Church at Picuris, New Mexcio

Joseph Andrade Architect, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Ansaldi/Shaw, Phoenix, AZ

Linda Applewhite and Assoc., Interior Design, Santa Fe, NM



Virgin Galactic

Sotheby's International

Forest City Developements, Cleveland, OH

Intel Corp., Santa Clara, CA

The Kelloge Institute, Northwestern University, Evanston IL

McCarthy Building Companies, St. Louis, MO

The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL

Alcoa Inc, Pittsburgh, PA

Adolf Coors Company, Golden, CO

Flintco Construction, Tulsa, OK

The U.S. Department of Defense, USAF

The U.S. Dept. of the Interior, National Parks Service

Strada Advertising, Denver CO.

Hensel Phelps Construction, Greeley, CO

Bigelo Carpets MA

High Mt Homes. Albuquerque, New mexicoTotal Door, Pontiac, MI

Encompass Lighting, Skokie, IL

Original Cast Lighting, St. Louis MO

The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, New Mexico

Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Los Alamos National Laboratories, Los Alamos, New Mexico

The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Blue Cross Blue Shield, Albuquerque, NM & Amarillo, TX

New Mexico Museum of Natural History, Albuquerque, NM

Historic New England, Haverhill, MA

The Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX 

Brogan and Partners Advertising, Birmingham, MI

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Heritage Hotels and Resorts, New Mexico & Arizona



Westwork Architects, The McColosh Residence