Gregory Tinius has been photographing professionally for the past 20 years, along with a successful 32-year career in graphic design. His photographs have appeared in Washington Spaces, Home & Design Magazine, 2008 Home & Design Sourcebook, as well as trade publications such as “PARKING” Magazine for the National Parking Association, “IPMA-HR News” for the International Public Management Association for Human Resources, “Casino Enterprise Management” and “Casino Lawyer,” and the “Our Town” newspaper of Alexandria, Virginia. Commercial product clients have included Marvic Textiles, RIST Corporation, Warrickshire Woodcrafters, and Nugget Jewelers, and events have been covered for The Washington Design Center, IPMA-HR, the National Parking Association, National Coalition for Literacy, Grocery Manufacturers Association, U.S Industry Coalition, and the Institute for Classical Architecture and Classical America, among others.


The National Press Club
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society
The DC Historical Society
The DC Preservation League
The Victorian Society in America

Greg Tinius started shooting with his first 35-mm camera in 1969, and then spent his high-school and college years learning and honing his skills in film and print photography. Tinius-Arts made the transition to full-digital in 2004.

Greg's first 35mm camera, a Canonet QL19.

July, 2009: Tinius-Arts Achieves Immortality

The official portrait of the 2009 NPC President, Donna Leinwand of USAToday, is hung on the wall outside the President's Office at the historic National Press Club in Washington DC, joining portraits of every previous president of the Club.

The Chastleton Project

Tinius-Arts was awarded a commission by the Board of The Chastleton Cooperative Association to create a series of fine art photographic prints capturing the distinctive architectural details of the historic Chastleton Apartment Building on 16th Street in northwest Washington. The commission comprises 52 different framed prints, which are permanently installed throughout the building. The project was completed in February 2009.

“Greg Tinius was awarded the commission based on his distinctive ability to capture the unique details in traditional and classical buildings such as The Chastleton in a timeless and beautifully artistic manner,” said Michael Franck, Principal of Franck & Lohsen Architects of Washington DC and Member of the Chastleton Cooperative Board.

“His ongoing work in photographing many of the historic and often unnoticed classical buildings in Washington and Baltimore enables us all to appreciate the details that comprise great architecture such as The Chastleton. Through his perceptive and well-trained eye we are all able to more fully appreciate the great craftsmanship that surrounds us.

“For those of us who live in The Chastleton, the opportunity to see these timeless yet contemporary images of our own building each day will help us to fully appreciate this great architectural treasure.“

The Chastleton is one of Washington DC’s most prominent historic residential structures. Designed by architect Phillip M. Jullien, the Tudor and Gothic-Revival structure was built in 1920 on a one-acre site at 16th and R Streets NW, and is adorned with elaborate carved limestone and glazed terra-cotta details. Read the project's Press Release.

Castles of the Capital

Tinius-Arts is involved in a collaborative project with Claudia L. Powell Interior Design, Inc. of Alexandria, Virginia: an educational lecture series entitled “Castles of the Capital — the Meaning of Classical Architecture in Washington’s Private Clubs.”

Interior photographs of many of the city’s most prominent club buildings — produced by Gregory Tinius — accompany the lecture, which is sponsored by the Institute for Classical Architecture and Classical America. The complete collection of images may be viewed here.

Greg’s Phlog

The place to keep up with what's coming out of my camera lately. Some are glimpses at commercial assignments, some are artistic projects, and some are just random things I see.

Visit regularly! If you see anything in particular you like especially, I'd be happy to hear from you.


Classical Architectural Elements

For several years, Greg Tinius has been building major collection of original classical architectural detail photographs, which is posted here. This web gallery contains a collection of hundreds of photographs of architectural adornments reflecting many interpretations of classical design elements and details. The extensive archive is provided as an educational and inspirational resource for architects, artists, interior designers, and students at all levels, with the goal of encouraging the preservation of traditional architectural styles and sensibilities.

Gregory Tinius

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