Finally can cross Taliesin West off my bucket list! Was able to squeak in a tour last week with my family while visiting Arizona. What a remarkable structure. So interesting to learn more about Frank Lloyd Wright and the many revisions of Taliesin. Although it’s nearly impossible to break away from your tour of the property to get any decent photograhs, I did find a few opportunities. Now I just need to figure out when I can get to Taliesin East!
It might seem as though I photography only residential projects… Actually, besides Residential Projects, I shoot Corporate offices, Labs, Schools, Restaurants, Hotels, and Retail stores. Here is a few images from a project I photographed for Bergmeyer Architects. It was a much need redesign of the Lord & Taylor Men’s department. Check out my website galleries to see the depth of my capabilities.
Patrick Ahearn’s “Plantingfield Way” house in Edgartown, MA won the prestigious Bulfinch Award for residential homes over 5000 square feet. We spent 2 days capturing this beautiful house at dawn and dusk, moving classic cars around the driveway, and stylizing the beautiful interiors by Gauthier Stacy!
Let’s face it interior photography can be invasive. Having a photographer photograph a house or office can be alarming to your client. My goal is to put your client at ease, as well as create beautiful, publishable, imagery of your project. One of the ways we achieve this is by showing your client that we truly care about their space.
For example, just like taking off our shoes at the door, the first thing we do when bringing our lighting and camera equipment in is lay down a clean moving blanket out of the way. On this blanket my assistant and I place our gear in a neat organized manner. We work from this location. Gear is pulled as needed and the cases never go anywhere else. The shoot stays organized and clean.
We want your client to feel honored that you are so proud of your design work that you are having it professionally photographed!
This was our set up for a recent interior design photo-shoot.
I photographed this beautiful and intelligent transformation of a classic Victorian home just west of Boston for Kristen Rivoli Interior Design, and it was scooped up by New England Home! Kristen did an amazing job of highlighting the Victorian features while creating a classic “up to date” look. Architects Treff LaFleche and Dean Hofelich of LDA Architects addition on the back of the house kept the classic Victorian front rooms (parlor, foyer, dinning room, study) yet added a very spacious great-room and kitchen, with master suite above.
One of the funny challenges from this shoot was the master bed. The bed and duvet where looking, well, like fluffy down and comfortable beds can. Lumpy! While shooting the bedroom I had my assistant hidden behind the bed fluffing the duvet for the shot! Perfect! Oh the artwork was not finalized in the master bedroom yet as well. So the painting over the mantel was propped on books then retouched out using multiple exposures with and with out the art work. All in a days shoot! Of course there where many other images that where taken that magazine did not have space for.
Read and see the complete story in New England Home.
Gay Gillies brings her love of bee’s and the natural world into her art and ultimately her home. Read more about Gay, see her Bee-centric art and what she has done with her home in this issue of Design New England Magazine. This was a wonderful assignment to photograph. Gay is an amazing artist and opens her bright yellow studio to children and students of all ages to explore painting and sculpture. Take a look at Gay’s website for more examples of her work and information on her art classes.
The blooms of spring return.
With the snows melted away, I find myself rambling around the garden in awe of the first sights of spring. It must be the re-awaking of our part of the country after a long, colorless winter that drives my desire to photograph these tulips. They are the first amazing bursts of color and form to arrive on the scene, and I find their vibrant hues and delicate petals irresistible.
Over the past three years I have shot photographic studies of spring blooms starting with tulips and daffodils. The show starts with the blossoming of the magnolias and dogwoods, and climaxes with the abundant fruit trees in our area—notably apple and cherry—and various perennials like bleeding heart.
Here’s a quick look at a few of my tulip images. Watch for a bounty of blossoms as the rains and warm weather take over, and come back soon to see more spring blooms.
If you like to photograph flowers this site offers a few tips and inspiration.
Just in time for Passover! While photographing this incredible Kosher Kitchen for Design New England Magazine the homeowner showed us her handwritten cook book of traditional favorites that her Mother put together for her and her sister. She graciously allowed me to capture it and let the magazine reprint her Grandma’s Matzo Ball and her mothers Chicken Soup recipes.
Kitchen and cabinets crafted by Woodmeister Master Builders.