Dale Cruse

Dale Cruse started his career as a U.S. Army photojournalist during the transition from film to digital. He found his calling high in the air photographing paratroopers jumping out of a C-130. Preferring to shoot from the ground, he now focuses on architecture photography. He specializes in bold & vibrant imagery. His use of negative space & framing elements create images that transport the viewer. His work can be seen in Archinect, Atlas Obscura, Business Insider, Coldwell Banker, The Culture Trip, Curbed, Hoodline, Le Monde, Lifehacker, NY Magazine, NPR, Seriously Architecture, TimeOut San Francisco, Tripzilla, Vice, WBUR, & more. He’s a lifetime member of the National Press Photographers Association. During the rare times without a camera in his hand, he’s a technologist. He’s the author of HTML5 Multimedia Development Cookbook. Home is a colorful San Francisco Victorian house he shares with his wife Heather & Oliver the Maine Coon cat.

What They're Saying

"[Dale has] a very unique view on architecture that matches [his] background in Army photojournalism. [He has] a good eye for color." - Julia Anna Gospodarou

"I love [Dale's] work. There's a very beautiful use of color." - Joel Tjintjelaar

"[Dale's] rectilinear lines are great." - Joe McNally

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