Focal Point: A clever vision to draw on

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Architects, like photographers, love controlling how someone views their work.

The rules of composition in photography come from some of the same basic principles of design used in architecture.

When a photographer becomes attuned to the architect’s vision, the result can be a striking study in shadow and light, patterns and design, as is the case with this image by staff photographer Reem Mohammed of Cayan Tower in Dubai, twisting and turning to create an optical illusion.

* Brian Kerrigan, photo editor