I received my first camera when I was 9. Composing and creating images at such a young age was an exciting and powerful feeling. Decades later, I’m still at it.

After growing up in Santa Barbara, I moved to Hawaii as a young man. I photographed the ocean, landscapes and people, then became drawn to the architecture of Honolulu. Although I was in Hawaii, this was the first big city I’d ever spent time in. I had always planned on becoming an architect, so combining photography and architecture was very natural for me. The combination of light, texture, people and geometry was a perfect match for where I wanted to go with my work.

I moved to Europe a few years later and was accepted into a modest photographic institute in Cambridge, England. I began to specialize in large format photography with an emphasis on architecture. I studied, assisted and worked on my craft, then shortly after graduating I moved to London where I lived for 8 years. My work was quickly accepted by the architectural community and commissions began to take me across England and much of Western Europe. It was the beginning of an exciting career.

I returned to California which is again home, but I make a point to keep exploring and I’m happy to travel whenever the work takes me. I truly enjoy my work and appreciate the experiences and great people I meet along the way.


I’ve contributed to a number of books which include: HADID by Taschen, Norman Foster Works 3, Norman Foster Works 5, Moore Ruble Yudell: The Future of Place, Dream Homes Los Angeles by Panache, Eco-Tech: High Tech Sustainable Architecture by Thames and Hudson, Museum Builders by Academy Editions, Santiago Calatrava Monograph no.46 by Academy Editions, ZAHA HADID by Hazan, Foster by Prestee, Norman Foster by Louisiana, Stazioni by Frederico Motta, Station To Station by Phaidon, The Getty Center-Architecture In Detail Series by Phaidon, Los Angeles Houses by TeNeues, Intelligent Spaces by Laurence King, University Builders by Wiley-Academy, Glass Architects by AV Editions, Showrooms by PBC, New Office Design by Laurence King, New Public Architecture by Laurence King, Stunning Houses by Watson Guptill, Shops and Boutiques by PBC, Santiago Calatrava by Taschen, L’Architecture Du Futur by Terrail, Lighting by Batsford, Contemporary European Architects by Taschen, Tecno Architettura by L’Arca, International Interiors by Laurence King, Diseno De Tiendos by LOFT Publications, Sir Norman Foster by Taschen, Light Construction by Terrence Riley, Norman Foster-A Global Architecture by Universe, L’ Art Dans La Ville by Editions Cercle D’Art, Murphy/Jahn-Six Works by Images Publishing, Earthquake Architecture by LOFT, Case Study Houses by Taschen, Architecture Today by Phaidon, Craig Ellwood by Princeton Architectural Press, Biblioteche by Frederico Motta Editore, Light by Rudolf Muller,Tropical Modernism by HBI Harper Collins, Design Secrets: Architectural Interiors by Rockport, The Inspired Workspace by Rockport, The Inspired Retail Space by Rockport, City Living by Rockport, Brave New Houses by Rizzoli, Another 100 of the World’s Best Houses by Images Publishing and others.

My work has been published in a wide scope of magazines including: Architectural Record, The Architectural Review, Architecture, A+U, Architectural Digest, Interior Design, Arquitectura Viva, Smithsonian, Domus, Abitare, L.A. Architect, Diseno Interior, ZOOM, Trends, World Architecture, Metropolis, AZURE and others.

All photographs © John Edward Linden Photography; not to be copied or duplicated without written permission.