Obituary: Architectural Photographer Philip Beaurline, 59

Philip Beaurline, an architectural photographer based in Charlottesville, Virginia, died January 18 from complications from the flu. He was 59, his obituary in the Charlottesville Daily Progress reports.

Born in Davenport, Iowa, Beaurline graduated from Grinnell College. He held a variety of jobs –as carpenter, blacksmith and bricklayer, among other occupations–before he took his first photography assignment in 1987, shooting for a high school friend who created custom millwork for architects and builders. A self-taught photographer, Beaurline began shooting for his friend’s architectural clients, and his career was launched. He opened Beaurline Photography in Charlottesville, and was a long-time member of the Central Virginia chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP).

His images of architecture in Oaxaca, Mexico, were the subject of a solo exhibition at the Virginia Society of the American Institutes of Architects in Richmond in 1997 and his work was included in the 2003 “Green Architecture” exhibition at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. He also exhibited his work on the landscapes and historic architecture of Mexico locally.

He is survived by his wife, Marie; his son, Anders; and his sister Erica Mikula of Florida. Information on memorials can be found here.

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7 Responses to “Obituary: Architectural Photographer Philip Beaurline, 59”

  1. Obituary: Architectural Photographer Philip Beaurline, 59 | The Click Says:

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  2. Jonny Davenport Says:

    You should post Lincoln Barbour’s remembrance of his mentor Philip.

    http://www.lincolnbarbour.com/blog/2013/01/23/a-tribute-to-philip-beaurline/

  3. Holly Hughes Says:

    Thanks for linking, Jonny. And thanks to Lincoln Barbour, for this thoughts not only on Philip Beaurline’s mentorship, but thoughts on the meaning of quality.

  4. Holly Hughes Says:

    Thanks for linking, Jonny. And thanks to Lincoln Barbour, for his thoughts not only on Philip Beaurline’s mentorship, but on the meaning of quality.

  5. Art & Gloria Netzer Says:

    After recently retiring from the photography industry after 50 years, I continue to take picures and always try new ideas to better myself. Your recent PdN publication is something I found very helpfull and have passed it on to my granddaughter (13) who is also showing a real interest in photography and ways to improve herself.
    Keep up the good work.

  6. Chip Weiner Says:

    What a loss. I had the pleasure of assisting Mr Beaurline on a project in Tampa last year. I so appreciated his professionalism, his wit, and his ease with the people on the team. The photo world has lost a good guy. Godspeed Phillip.

  7. Cynthia Viejo Says:

    I am so saddened by the death of Philip Beaurline. He was an amazing photographer and soul. He will surely be missed. Blessings to Marie and to his son Anders. RIP dear Philip.