Here are some images of a nicely decorated home I shot for Clive and Steve the other day. Lots of whites, with splashes of colour everywhere. In North Vancouver, near the top of Capilano Road.
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Here are some images of a recent shoot I did at Bayswater, a new development by Mosaic Homes, nestled among the yoga studios and coffee shops of Kitsilano. Jen Eden of Occupy Design put the Presentation Centre together, and asked me to document it for posterity. With only a handful of units left to sell, the Centre won’t be there very much longer.
I always say, if you have to go to a dentist’s office, you might as well go to a nicely designed one, like this one I shot in White Rock for Olive Environment and Objects. I always say that. Ask anybody.
The intersection of Mackenzie and 33rd is a small pocket of retail stores in the heart of residential Kerrisdale. It includes a bakery, grocery store, dentist, and until a couple of years ago, a gas station. That gas station has been replaced by a nice collection of ten homes called Mackenzie Green. I had the pleasure of shooting some images for the brochure and website a while ago. I recently went back to shoot a few more images for the website of the Interior Design company, Kodu.
While doing a shoot for Modillion Construction recently my stager decided that a large, furry prop was needed to dress up this particular shot. Her dog, Dougal, was ready and willing, so we coaxed him onto the window seat. He’s very comfortable in front of the camera, as you can see.
Who says we don’t manufacture products in Vancouver? Richmond-based St. Geneve is one of the world’s leading designers and producers of luxury beddng. I recently spent a couple of days photographing a number of their products in their warehouse. We had four model beds set up, and two teams of designers and stagers working on the sets as we shot them. Each session took almost an hour, as pillows had to be perfectly fluffed and folds in the fabric had to be just right before we could set up the lights and take some shots. We reviewed each image on a laptop before moving on to the next set. All in all, we photographed 16 sets in a little over a day. We really enjoyed working with the St. Geneve staff and look forward to future shoots as their product lines change and evolve.
This Coquitlam home is all about understatement: it has a huge open plan living area, with warm wood floors, and sparingly furnished in black, white and grey tones. It is elegant in it’s simplicity. Marla Murati has all the listing details.
Just completed another shoot for Kitchen Art. Despite the challenges of shooting such dark colours, I love doing this kind of work. I’m not confined to a standard 4:3 ratio horizontal image, and can spend as much time setting up the lighting as I need – in this case, up to an hour for each image. But the results are worth every minute, and the workmanship on these cabinets is superb.
When I get the opportunity to shoot a well staged home I always take the time to get some closeups and detail shots. I really enjoy the challenge of composition, lighting, and depth of field in these images, and don’t usually get a chance when I’m shooting for realtors. They all want to show as much of the room as possible, and invariably want it as bright as possible. So when I’m shooting for a designer or a developer, I spend as much time on the details as I can. Many of these shots won’t ever see the light of day because they don’t communicate enough information for my clients, so I’m posting a few of my favourites here. Because it’s my blog and I can do what I want.