I recently updated my photography web page and am feeling really lucky for some of the beautiful moments I've been able to capture over the years. This post is a tiny snapshot of that work titled, storytelling photography that inspires. That is exactly what I'll focus on this week. I'll be looking for lifestlye photographers. If you know any, tag them in the comments. Wedding photographers are also good to search for as they are pros at capturing real moments.
Continuing on the theme of photography for designers, builders & architects I've posted one of my photos from a recent shoot for @taoscommonfire.
Telling a story is particularly important for a restaurant because you want the vibe of the place to translate and it's hard to do that without people.
How do you like that fantastic hearth?
Interior design by Anette Meertens aemstudio.com. #taos#nmtrue . . .
Photography for designers & builders Part 4. This luxurious photograph was taken by @agnieszka.jakubowicz an #architecturalphotographer living in the Bay Area. I found Agnieszka through @davidthornelandscape a landscape architecture firm I worked for in #Oakland. This is a great way to find photographers, search for designers and builders and then find the #photography credit in the text. Agnieszka says when looking to hire a professional photographer make sure to take time and meet the candidates. Quality images are only one part of the future collaboration. Look for someone responsive and reliable and someone you simply like working with!Thanks @agnieszka.jakubowicz
Photography for designers & builders Part 2. This photo was taken by @whitecloudproductions in The Vancouver area. Jeremy is one of the talented photographers who I found on Instagram by following interesting rabbit holes. The tip for today, play. Follow a good design to a good photo until you find the photographer. Jeremy says this about his work: "Architectural photography has always been about the authenticity of a space or structure for me - creating a beautiful photograph that accurately represents the space. I like to use the light that's available and let the shadows fall where they naturally do when you walk into a room. I want to try and create the same sensation as actually standing in the room and making that photograph as beautiful as possible" Thanks for sharing Jeremy, I’m a super fan!
Photography for designers & builders Part 1. Next to touring one of your projects, photographs are the way people determine if you are the designer or builder that is right for them. Photos are important. So how do you find a good architectural photographer. Time to do a bit of sleuthing. First place I'd look? Yup. Instagram; it is a photographers snow globe. Research #yourcityphotographer under hashtags and yourcityphotographer under people. More tips coming soon.
I cannot rave enough about this book! A stellar read and such a fascinating man. The first time I read this book was 20 years ago in my landscape architecture program at #ArizonaState with @melmiya@chaddaberry and @mark.leone Member that gang?⠀
I had forgotten why it was so great. Frederick Law #Olmstead is the father of Landscape Architecture. His first go at designing a landscape was Central Park, talk about hitting it out of the park right @lizpulverdesign & @greenlabstudio⠀
Now that I've run businesses and changed careers my perspective is so different. He had a hand in Niagara Falls, The Biltmore in Asheville (right up your alley @davidthornelandscape ), Yosemite Park, park systems in Chicago, Boston, the list goes on and on. ⠀
The fascinating part is that he didn't know what he wanted to do until he was in his late thirties, didn't really hit his stride until his sixties. He wasn't good at drafting and wasn't a fabulous botanist. ⠀
His genius? 1. He could look at a piece of land and know how to make it work for the best social good. 2. He was an eloquent and persuasive communicator. This more than anything else was the key to his success.⠀
So good. ⠀
Any designer biographies out there you would recommend for my next read? ⠀
If you're having a hard time finding time to read, I recommend audible, they have a timer, 30 minutes of an audio book and I'm snoozing at 9:30. ⠀