Keywords: new england architectural photographer, providence architectural photographer, big ass solutions, big ass fans, haiku home, the haiku fan, outdoor kitchen, outdoor fireplace, rhode island architecture photographer, design imaging studios, christian scully, professional building product photographer, national building product manufacturer
by Christian Scully
Recently, I had the wonderful opportunity to not only photograph the interiors, but to sit down with Linda DiCarlo at her West Side Providence yoga studio to learn about Iyengar yoga, why she dedicated her life to the practice, and how exploring the method could impact a person's physical and mental state. I knew nothing of Iyengar previously, and very little about what drives a yogi. Linda's positive, centered attitude and balanced outlook not only provided great content for the multimedia piece we were producing for her marketing, but also motivated me to give her class a try!
As somebody who is often caught in the daily grind of work, walking the tight rope of balancing a hectic career and making time to care for a body injured by decades of contact sports, I eagerly and openly sought a way to bring my body and mind into alignment. A few weeks into the beginner classes at the Iyengar Yoga Source, I am learning the foundation, with great attention from the instructors. But more importantly, I am witnessing what is possible, if I continue. I'm not quite sure how best to describe it yet, the more advanced students describe it in the video below. It's a workout for your body: you sweat from engaging your muscles and stretching. Its a workout for your mind: you sweat from intensely focusing. But then something almost magical happens. You suddenly realize that you are so focused on what each part of your body is doing that everything else plaguing your mind has disappeared from reality. I have already seen and felt how this can reduce stress; I highly recommend you give it try and perhaps you'll find the same.
Visit www.iyengaryogasource.com for more information.
Multimedia Video made for the Iyengar Yoga Source Website
Keywords: iyengar yoga studio, westminster street, providence ri, rhode island yoga studio, professional interior photography, rhode island photographer, christian scully, linda dicarlo, west side providence, rope wall, yoga introduction
by Christian Scully
Ah, a new year and a new blog post! Welcome, and I hope 2015 is off to a great start for everybody.
Compelled by the number of commercial roofs we have photographed in the past 12 months, somebody recently asked me if I specialized in "roof photography". While I do cherish my time spent on rooftops, and hope to shoot many more, I don't think narrowing our focus down to just roofs would be sustainable!
I'd like to share a project I very much enjoyed that has just wrapped up after a few months of work both planning and shooting.
In October of 2014 The Garland Company, based in Cleveland, Ohio, commissioned Design Imaging Studios to document three completed commercial roofing projects throughout the Northeast.
The first project was a building called The Playland Ice Casino, an ice rink located within Playland, a historic amusement park in Rye, New York. Built in 1927, the amusement park sits boldly along the Long Island Sound shores. The majestic rink, was added to the park years later. After Hurricane Sandy in 2012, damage to the roof required repair and The Garland Company was sought to provide a new durable metal roof. I found the result to be a perfect fit for the structure. And speaking as a former hockey player myself, the interior of the rink is powerful and beautiful. Standing on the ice, I could feel the history. The woven wooden arches provide a view that tops most rinks that I have skated in (and in 15 years of playing the sport, I have many rinks to compare).
The rink now plays host to many youth and high school hockey programs as well as the Manhattanville College hockey program.
The second location was in Leicester, Massachusetts at Becker College. The Garland Company provided the roof of the new campus center, a beautiful brick building with an adjacent tower and walkway connecting to the old campus center, and well-landscaped grounds. The stars aligned for this shoot, actually the building and sun aligned! The late autumn sunrise warmly lit the building's front.
Winter weather delayed the installation of the third and final roofing project on the list, a smaller section of roof at a New Hampshire high school. Again we were blessed with some great morning light, and access to the roof allowed for some more captivating views of the smaller project.
When the project was finished we received a wonderful review from our lovely client at The Garland Company. We are so lucky to work alongside kind and talented people and companies in this industry, and this project was no exception.
"We connected with Christian via Thumbtack.com and have been more than pleased with his professionalism, flexibility and quality of work. We hired Christian to photograph three buildings where our commercial roofing products were installed. We were continually impressed with images he produced and the considerable time and effort he took to provide us with a variety of angles. I would highly recommend Christian for any architectural photography needs you may have."
Keywords: design imaging studios, roof photography, commercial roofing imagery, rye playland, playland ice casino, rye ny, new york architectural photography, building product photography, industrial photographer in new york, new hampshire architectural photographer, architectural photographer in ma, becker college, metal roof design, metal roof photography
by Christian Scully
Let's take a minute and think about the number of different spaces in which a company is represented today:
That is an intimidating amount of space to fill with appealing and informative content. When social media for businesses really took off, along with the SEO craze, there was a mad rush to fill every inch of company space online with stuff - empty, meaningless, stuff that took up screen space and assaulted viewers. Text with no real purpose other than to be read and indexed by Google. Pictures that were either from a cheap stock library or simply swiped from an image search. But search engines and people alike have matured to the point where both want to see quality content, not just quantity.
So what is quality content? Simple: text that accurately describes services and products, a company's history and experience, and perhaps even offers helpful information to the reader, and media that accurately depicts the work and workers of a company.
Enter the "image library". A company's image library is a collection of images that serves as the supply of photos for any visual need that arises. It can consist of completed exterior and interior project photographs, product images, before and after images, work-in-progress images, on site images of workers in action, employee portraits, images of employees at work in the office or studio, images of a manufacturing facility... basically everything and anything that shows what a company does and who does it.
The benefit to having a wide image library is also simple. It allows a company to fill the above mentioned space with images that accurately depict the company, sell the quality of services or products offered, and provide a glimpse at the people behind the scenes in order to connect with potential customers. An image library is grown over time and keeps a company's marketing materials current, fresh and well-rounded.
Below is a selection of images we created for Homescapes of New England, a wonderful family business based out of Nottingham, New Hampshire, to help build their image library. Notice the variety, allowing them to have options when incorporating images into header images, brochures, ads, etc.
Keywords: homescapes of new england, new hampshire, image library, image libraries, building an image library, photography, architectural photography, exteriors, animals in photos, dog, siding, design imaging studios, professional architecture photographer, new england architectural photography, building company, building product photography,
by Christian Scully
When Christine Kelly, AIA, of Crafted Architecture out of Alexandria, VA asked me to photograph a new summer home she designed just off of Ocean Drive in Newport, I was excited to say the least. If there are two things for which Newport is known, visited and more-than-likely envied, those would be its architecture, often overly-extravegent yet impressive 19th century mansions and homes, and its coastal landscape, a winding edge of rocky cliffs and inlets offering beautiful Atlantic views. [There are, of course, many other wonderful things Newport has to offer.]
On a clear blue September day I met the architect at the home and after a quick survey we began shooting. The weather obliged as the light slowly navigated around the property. With an abundance of lines, angles and depth in this design, there seemed to be an eye-catching composition every way I turned! Choosing key elements to highlight and tell the story of this home was going to be the day's challenge. View some of those elements in the selection of images below.
Keywords: architecture, architectural photography, newport ri, rhode island, crafted architecture, christine kelly, AIA, virginia architect, ocean drive newport, design imaging studios, rhode island architectural photographer, commercial photographer ri, exterior, home, house, contemporary, ocean view, waterfront,