1 Year ago this week I was lucky enough to photograph the fantastic new office and student housing building in Groningen by Team 4 Architecten. The building sits in the Groningen Europark next to the football stadium. A flaming orange facade atop a foundation of carbon black basalt where many years ago the coal was taken from. All images shot on sony A7rii with Canon TS-24mm, TS-45mm
The new international Criminal Court in Den Haag (ICC Permanent premises, The Hague) is finally open. I have been lucky to be able to photograph this incredible new building by Schmidt Hammer Lassen in the last few weeks. I took my A7Rii and my Tilt Shift lenses down to the Hague, a 1 hour journey from home in Amsterdam, to spend a couple of days photographing the new building. Its amazing how this new camera can capture the finest details and have such soft transitions in light across sharp changes in light conditions.
The facade of the building looks uniform but on closer inspection the glazed and opaque panels are inserted at angles and so reflect the light in a very interesting way and make it much more dynamic . The hues of the sunlight reflecting from the building are stunning, in particular in the warmth of morning or late afternoon. The A7rii captures is with such ease.
Such well thought out and crafted buildings certainly make architectural photography easy and as it goes it doesnt get much better than this. These kind of projects really excite me. I may have moved on from my career as an architect but good architecture is still in my heart. If I can tell the story of a project with some beautiful images then my path is complete.
Fantastic piece of re-work refurbishment of this lovely home in Lewisham, London. The attention to detail and nuance is a bit special in this house. Simple key moments all set of with a grand gesture in the double height volume linking the lower and ground floors. All shot with a Sony A7r camera. Canon lenses of course.
Business headshots have really taken off this year, especially for architects. I think I even had more portrait shoots than architecture. It was a lot. If you need headshots for your practice then please get in touch.
I was delighted to be asked to photograph two new schools by Team 4 of Groningen this year. It took a long time from commission to completion due to the schools being newly built. Nevertheless between August and October Ifitted in 4 shoots days and completed the work last week. For now this post shows the new Zernike College in Haren, Netherlands.
Beautiful Sculpture and Installation in Chicago deisigned by Wolfgang Buttress. What a pleasure to be asked to photograph it. The more you see it the more mesmerising it becomes. Simply stunning.
The wonderful Alfriston School extension in London by Duggan Morris Architects. Not just a pool but a full on piece of exquisite architecture from micro to macro. The folded facade and roof are a wonder of design and construction and add a significant amount of drama to the experience for the users at the school. From the photos it appears gand and great in size but is in fact a modest scale in keeping with the lower school proportions of the pupils. All photos are shot with the Sony A7R and the Canon 17mm and 24m TS-E lenses.
What a fantastic experience it was to go to the UK Pavilion at the Milan Expo, let alone be asked to photograph it by the Artist and designer Wolfgang Buttress. I have worked for Wolfgang before so Its great to work together again. The weird thing is that we have never actually met. All work has been commissioned at distance. One day we will meet I am sure. The pavilion itself is inspired by the journey of the honey bee and highlights the vital role of pollination in the global food chain. It is a metaphor for how the UK is a hive of innovation and creativity helping to feed the planet. A wonderful idea and the execution of it is flawless in its inspiration. Find out more here: http://www.ukpavilion2015.com/