Arina Dähnick brings a new eye to the familiar Mies work juxtaposing the architecture with reflections in the glass and the play of light. When you look at her work you realize that she possesses a high degree of technical ability, and in addition she enriches the experience of the viewer by an emotional feeling expressed in her photographs.
Arina is an inspired photographer who brings new meaning to the buildings she captures with her Leica rangefinder camera. Her The MIES Project (Edition Cantz) is a must have catalog.
Arina possesses a passion for observing the world in a unique and inspiring way through her interpretive photography. Her skill at capturing perspectives that others might pass by unnoticed has created a collection of work that goes beyond simple architectural photography. Arina has perfected the capture of reflection and transparency simultaneously, offering the viewer a new visual interpretation of her subject. I see the world of architecture differently through her eye (and lens).
Arina’s photographs inspire contemplation and evoke a sense of calm. They far exceed documentary expectations by capturing moments and views not typically recorded. The way she blends architecture and nature in one quiet shot, either through reflection or shadow, gives her work an unparalleled spiritual quality.
Arinas creativity, unique perspective and experience makes here work and especially the photography element super inspiring. The amazing conversations with Arina and her work brought my personal image capture capabilities to the next level (and I got a great advise for my next top-quality digital camera, …!). Arina is recognized as an international icon, very famous regarding The MIES Project and modern, urban architectural photography. I personal admire here clear, clean, classy, and structured approach and will attempt to enhance my personal photography skills with the learnings I got from her. During here time here in our Headquarter, Ariana provided very important feedback to our product management team about what a photographer like here expects from a quality perspective and future products. We’ll continue to push for maximum excellence and innovation and are looking forward continuing our joint journey of excellence. Pleasure working with you and please continue to inspire us with your fantastic work! All the best!
Arina is a big mind that I have met while collaborating in The Mies Project in the Barcelona Pavilion. She has discovered deeper insights and details in the work of Mies van der Rohe worldwide and crystalized them through her art as a photographer. Her quality is complemented by her amiability, continuous smile, joyfulness and mastery of storytelling.