by Christian Scully
Small spaces can be tragically difficult to design, let alone capture in an image. We absolutely love working with the team at Work-Shop, a creative design firm in Providence, RI. They were commissioned by the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy to develop a way to organize and manage the small Imagination Center downtown. A small interior that was once essentially a single season storage shed, piled high with equipment and programming supplies was transformed through whimsical, yet precise design into a three season remote office and storage facility. Work-Shop needed to be able to communicate the fluid and playful nature of their design solution, along with the multiple functions of the new space. The images we produced will help tell that story. View more images on their project page at http://workshopri.com/projects/imagination-center/ .
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Boston Architectural Photographer: VCA Wins Big at IIDA NE Design Awards with photos from Design Imaging Studios
by Christian Scully
We were thrilled to learn that Visnick & Caulfield Associates, along with Corderman & Company, Peabody Office, Union Office, Wright Architectural Millwork, Bernhardt Design and RDK Engineers, were awarded the 2016 IIDA New England Design Award for Best Office Design for 10,000 SF and Under Category. This was a very exciting project to photograph and it is always wonderful to be a part of a winning awards submission! Congratulations to all of our talented clients involved in this project and here's to the next award!
by Christian Scully
There is a very basic law of photography that should be professed from the get-go: what appears in reality is not what appears in the camera, and vice versa. It has been said that the camera is the greatest liar of all (quote a photography history course, somewhere, sometime). While you could delve for days into the philosophical meaning of this statement, I'm just referring to the very literal ability of the camera to lie, or perhaps only slightly bend the truth, or light.
The fact is that our eyes and brain are very perceptive to our surroundings, able to recognize depth, size and proportion as we move about a room. But place a glass lens in at a single perspective and reality can start to morph. Pieces of furniture can change size, five feet of space could become one, a tiny room can even appear large. It comes down to how the photographer's lens choice translates the interior onto an image.
The real job of an interior photographer, after gaining technical camera skills and understanding light, is to become a mover, a stager, a set builder. I'm not the first in saying my job is ten percent photography and ninety percent moving furniture, and though exaggerated, the notion is correct. Once determining the best angle to capture an interior, to highlight whatever the designer chooses, I then need to adjust everything in the frame according to the camera, not the eye.
Often, when working with a new client, I see the looks of worry and panic on their face as I move a piece of furniture or prop. They are viewing the space from perhaps several feet above and to the side of the camera, viewing the reality, not the story that the camera is about to tell. After assurance and an explanation, I will take the image and reveal the results, followed by sighs of relief and couple laughs. They get it.
Representing interior design is definitely something that takes a lot of practice, trial and error, attention to even the most minute details, and still consistently presents new technical challenges. Most people can walk into a room and either take it for granted or acknowledge it, saying "nice room" and move on with their lives. Not a design photographer. It doesn't matter what space I am in, interior or exterior, small or large, historic or modern, I autonomously scan my surroundings to find the best image. Like most photographers, I see the world in cropped frames. I frame my vision with lines, textures, color, shape, depth and pattern, always looking for that one hero shot. It is this thought process, this visually addicted personality, that brings value to the title of professional photographer.
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by Christian Scully
With this beautiful Spring weather [finally] arriving and bringing those bright sunshiny days, I would be lying if I said I didn't want to be outside. I love interior photography, but Father Winter surely overstayed his welcome and hung around for nearly half a year!!
So if photography keeps me indoors these days, it might as well be for a great reason. Doug Masters, of Masters Touch Design Build, provided such a reason.
Nestled in shade of forest in Norfolk, MA, this lovely space really caught my eye and held my attention. Sturdy wooden beams, a warm wooden living room, bright pops of color in the sitting room, wonderfully simple cabinetry and ample counter space in the kitchen and then a naturally lit spa room with a built in jacuzzi on the back of the house? There are so many different aspects to the design I don't know how they all work together, but when homeowners have such a fun vision and Masters Touch has 18 years of experience and the people to make it happen, the result is certainly photo worthy.
I sat down to chat with Doug after the shoot to learn more about his company. Check out this short video and view some of our favorite still images below. Then go outside and enjoy the weather!! But come back soon :)
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by Christian Scully
This week Design Imaging Studios proudly presents the work and words of the lovely Leona Piro, of Act Two Home Staging and Leona Piro Interiors, located in Mendon, New York. We've photographed half a dozen of her homes over the past year and are fortunate to have several more shoots coming up in 2014.
In this video, Leona explains the importance of staging when it comes to selling a space, and what exactly that entails. Likewise, Leona understands the importance of quality photography when it comes to selling her own services. With most businesses in today's market, whether it's selling a house, or selling design services, image is everything. It's very easy to simply click on the next Google link to view a company with higher quality photos.
View our portfolio to see what other kinds of spaces we've spent time capturing, and contact us to chat about how we can help give your own portfolio a boost.
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