Buildings, structures, and other architectural sites reveal themselves through detail and angle when we look at them closely or from a new perspective.

The photographs shown here—from Canada, the United States, and the Dominican Republic—are just a few of many architectural studies in the portfolio. The Daniel Libeskind addition to the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto is assembled from light and planes at night. The dome of US Capitol, inverted in a reflecting pool, becomes a painting. Under a moody sky, the modernist Basilica of Altagracia, in Higüey, Dominican Republic, offers austere redemption.

Photography fixes place not just as location but as mood or idea or history, or all three.