2014 was an amazing year for me and Architectural Photography, Inc. I’ve been fortunate to be involved with award-winning exterior architectural photography projects and have had the opportunity to substantially broaden my portfolio, shooting an array of structures including distinctive homes, hotels and resorts, hospitals, major office buildings, city parks, and universities, from all over the country.
The architects and designers on these projects are amazingly talented and I’m thrilled to be able to showcase their hard work in a unique way, among them LEO A DALY, with whom I’ve shot multiple projects in the past few months months and Hargreaves Associates/Schmidt Design Group Inc. who developed and designed The County Administrative Center Embarcadero Waterfront Park. I’ve enjoyed all of my jobs this year so much, it’s truly difficult to choose favorites or the best exterior architectural photography of 2014, but following are some of my picks.
Commercial Architectural Photography
Among the most the prestigious assignments this year was the SAC Federal Credit Union Headquarters in Omaha with architectural firm Leo A. Daly and MCL Construction. It was a thrill to be a part of this project and a tremendous amount of time when into this shoot, as well as post-production work, perfecting the details of the shots.
This project was the recipient of both the Nebraska Design AIA Awards and the Central States Region AIA Awards, as well as the Wood Products Council 2015 Wood Design Awards Regional Excellence Winner. It’s an honor that my images were part of the visual presentation submitted to those organizations.
Architectural Landscape Photography
The County Administrative Center Embarcadero Waterfront Park was a non-traditional landscape photography project with the combination of buildings, fountains, expansive concrete areas, grassy lawns, and even ocean views. How light, both natural and electrical, plays with space and structure is a particular passion for me, and this project was the perfect combination to satisfy that fascination.
This park was developed and designed by Hargreaves Associates/Schmidt Design Group Inc. The American Society of Landscape Architects San Diego recognized this project with their 2014 Award of Honor. Again, it was thrilling to have my images included with the visual submission.
Resort and Hotel Photography
After working with LEO A DALY on a few other projects around Nebraska, they invited me to Las Vegas to shoot their complete redesign of this property, The Cromwell Las Vegas. The rooftop pool and bar area are completely unique and a pleasure to photograph. No other hotel in town has anything like it.
I have also had the pleasure of shooting quite a few Marriott properties, including the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Leavenworth, Kansas and the Residence Inn by Marriott at Boston Harbor.
Institutional Architectural Photography
Schools and other institutional projects often have gorgeous architecture, however, the lighting for dusk shots is far from ideal to highlight the angles and other features. Again, I thrive on the challenge of adding my own lighting, while creating an image that appears untouched.
Residential Architectural Photography
The variety of homes I’ve had access to this year has been amazing and distinctive. I’ve worked with builders, developers, and real estate agents to highlight the unique features of these properties. Catching the reflections, light, and shadows in pools is a particular thrill for me.
If you are an architect, builder, real estate agent or building owner, you know that not all photos show your hard work in the best way. I’m thrilled to have been chosen to highlight the amazing design and details of these projects. Impactful exterior architectural photography can completely transform the way a project is viewed, and I relish the opportunity to create those images for my clients. If you have a structure or project in need of professional exterior architectural photography, please call me at Architectural Photography, Incl. at 888-788-5554, and I will work with you to create striking images of your property as well.