People in Architectural Photographs

February 26, 2010 § Leave a comment

I almost never include people in my photographs of architecture and interiors. Usually, the reason is simply because there is no one around to put in the photo and most of my clients currently prefer that images are people-free.

This past week I have been photographing some small kitchen remodels for Rex Hohlbein Architects and we thought we’d try a few shots with people included.

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Pierre Koenig in Elle

February 10, 2010 § Leave a comment

I noticed that Pierre Koenig’s “Case Study House #22” is the setting for a fashion spread in this month’s Elle Magazine. One of Julius Shulman’s photographs of the project became the iconic image of Los Angeles mid-century modern architecture.

photo by Dusan Reljin

Oh yeah….Olivia Wilde is featured in the spread as well 😉

Bay Area Interiors

February 7, 2010 § 1 Comment

Last month I spent a few days in San Francisco photographing a splendid interior remodel for Kendall Wilkinson, Sutro Architects, and Ryan Associates.

The private residence is perched atop the Pacific Heights neighborhood and has sweeping views North to The Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Palace of Fine Arts. We weren’t blessed with the best weather but did catch some sun breaks on the second day of shooting. It was a little tricky pulling the views in to the shots because of the North facing orientation of the residence.

I really enjoy photographing the architecture and interior spaces found in San Francisco. The unique layout and topography of the city can pose difficult design challenges and often leads architects and designers to come up with very creative solutions to those problems. And it’s such a quick and easy trip to make from Seattle.

Wranglers are my next pair of jeans

February 5, 2010 § Leave a comment

It’s that time of year when the internet is abuzz with rumors and hype about the latest and greatest cameras soon to be released. Megapixels, ISO, file formats, anti aliasing filters, sensor sizes, micro contrast et cetera et cetera. It’s easy to get caught up in all the gadgetry and technical crap and forget what the whole point is.

Great Imagery. Creativity. Images that make people go “Wow!”. I have been impressed with Wrangler’s recent ad campaigns. It was pretty ballsy of them to hire Ryan McGinley to shoot their “We Are Animals” print campaign.

And then I saw the website for their Blue Bell Spring/Summer 2010 Collection.

Totally Awesome. I’m showing my support of creative advertising by buying a pair of Wrangler jeans. I also try and order Dos Equis whenever I’m in a Mexican restaurant. 😉

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