Archive for February, 2011

Details, details…

February 27, 2011

Shot another display home the other day for the talented Jen Eden of Occupy Design. She did such a great job that the development sold out and the display suite was closed by the time I got there! I finally got in, and am glad I did. Jen asked me to focus on the accessories throughout the house, rather than shooting entire rooms, which is a nice change from the standard realtor photos I normally take.

I spent a couple of enjoyable hours here at Tatton in Coquitlam, and look forward to more work with Vancouver interior designers like Jen.

Harrison Hot Springs

February 26, 2011

I’m always up for an adventure from time to time, so when a client asked if I would shoot some aerial photographs of Harrison Hot Springs Resort, I jumped at the chance. The weather was kind of a good news – bad news situation: high winds blew all the clouds away, so the sun was beaming down on Harrison Lake. The bad news: did I mention the high winds?
At this time of year, Harrison only gets a few hours of direct sunlight first thing in the morning, so we spent the previous afternoon and evening wandering around this beautiful resort, shooting everything in sight: the Spa, restaurants, rooms, meeting facilities, and of course the world famous pools. Got up bright and early the next morning and headed to Chilliwack Airport where our pilot was warming up our ride, which turned out to be a Cessna 150 – a two seater, 1100 pound toy of an airplane. I didn’t know they made planes this small, that you could actually get into.
But a gig’s a gig, and off we went, straight into 30km an hour winds. Now I don’t normally have a fear of flying, but the fact that my pilot was young, pretty and female was the only thing that kept me from screaming like, well, a young, attractive female. We got tossed around pretty good, but managed to circle the resort a few times before heading back to the airport with a tail wind that got us pretty close to Mach 1.

City Lights

February 5, 2011

Twilight shoots seem to be the rage right now. I just did another one of a downtown Vancouver condo. I love these floor to ceiling windows. You can get vertigo standing right against them and looking down. This home is in the Flatiron Building at 1277 Melville Street, on the 28th floor.

You just have to be patient to get these shots, and wait until almost all the daylight has left the sky. I generally shoot a number of frames with the interior lights on, then a couple with the lights off and blend them together to get rid of the reflections in the glass. One big cost savings with homes like these: you don’t need a TV. You can just stare out the window and watch the world go by.

If you like downtown living this place is ideal. Dodi Thorhaug has the details.

West Van Hidden Gem

February 2, 2011

I have spent a lot of time shooting homes in West Vancouver recently, and thought I knew the area pretty well. But I had never heard of Headland Park, an exclusive community designed by renowned architect Russell Hollingsworth. The homes look like they have been carved out of the surrounding rock. Floor to ceiling windows offer a sunrise to sunset view of Vancouver. And the interiors boast top of the line European appliances, radiant heat, and too much more to list here. Get all the details from Eric Christiansen, and in the meantime, enjoy the view.