Ezra Stoller (1915-2004), the dean of American architectural photographers, founded Esto to provide production and back-up services for his own work. He studied architecture in the 1930s and turned his attention to photography while he was still in school. For nearly 50 years, in the middle decades of the 20th Century, Stoller documented important Modern architecture. The strength of Esto is an outgrowth of his understanding of space and light and his ability to translate three dimensional concepts into strong images.

Historic American architecture is well represented by more than 4000 black and white images by Wayne Andrews.