Archive for May, 2012

Waterfront Anyone?

May 24, 2012

Just a short boat ride away and you can enjoy a three-bedroom home on your own private beach for just over a million dollars. The open plan offers views from virtually anywhere in the house. Decks and hot tubs abound. Bowen Island awaits! Check out Clive Benjafield’s site for all the info.

Ronald Thom Bungalow

May 20, 2012

I had the privilege the other day of shooting a North Vancouver bungalow designed and built by renowned architect Ronald Thom, the man behind the BC Hydro building, Massey College, and Trent University, among others. This particular structure was a more modest affair: two bedrooms, no basement, but what struck me about the design was the way the home was integrated with the outdoor space. The back wall of the house was entirely glass, overlooking a tiled patio which served as an extra room in the warmer, drier months. Inside, the plain wooden walls, which would normally make a room feel small, dark and claustrophobic, are balanced with glass, mirrors and strips of white paneling. The dark ceiling floats above the rooms, perched on long white beams which stretch the length of the home both inside and out. It’s been restored to its original lustre by its current owners, both architects, but is now for sale. Clive Benjafield has all the information.
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I spent a few hours last week down in sunny Tsawwassen, shooting some of the beautiful custom homes built by Lighthouse Construction. The work they do is first rate, so they wanted some great images to show off their craftsmanship. We ended up shooting three places, with a promise of more to come. Here are a few choice shots:

Jewelry Store Job

May 3, 2012

I was contacted the other day by the manager of Vancouver’s Frey Wille to shoot some images of their Howe Street store (thanks, Google Adwords!). For those of you who (like me) have not heard of Frey Wille, they are an Austria-based group of artists who make a line of beautiful enameled jewelry and accessories. Their store is all glass and white walls, which helps to keep the focus on their collections rather than the decor. It also causes reflections and shadows to stand out, which required me to be pretty careful when shooting. I couldn’t use a lot of flashes, and had to rely on the store lighting and daylight, which threw all sorts of interesting colours on the pale walls. But that’s what Photoshop is for. The images turned out nicely, and will make a nice addition to my portfolio.