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!
Dear Friends, Clients and Supporters,
With 2015 behind us, and already knee-deep in 2016, I wanted to take a moment to look back at the whirlwind that was last year. It began in January with moving the business to Providence, RI, where we are now proudly incorporated. The next twelve months were filled with travel, smiling clients old and new, photo shoots from the ground and the air, awards, publications, exciting prospects, and last but certainly not least: hard work and dedicated service. We strive to provide the best imagery and the best service, and that means being more than a photography provider. It means assisting with the backend work, helping marketing departments make magic happen with tireless coordination and communication, supporting web and graphic design on the behalf of our clients, actively seeking publication and awards opportunities to gain our clients exposure. It's no surprise to me that these efforts are working for both our clients and the Design Imaging Studios brand. I am immensely excited to keep the ball rolling in 2016 and help businesses in the A/E/C industry highlight their best work, showcase their brand and continue to grow.
Cheers to a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!
Christian Scully, AIAP
President, Principal Photographer
Design Imaging Studios, Inc.
We were thrilled to both begin and grow relationships with leading architects and designers throughout 2015.
Left: Lakeside residential design by Dennis Swart. Right: Boston office design by Visnick & Caulfield.
Our wonderful relationship with The Garland Company brought us nationwide.
Above: The Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach, FL. Below: The Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco, CA.
We had the opportunity to shoot several commercial buildings in downtown Boston.
Shooting this contemporary home by William Masiello was an absolute joy.
Above: Fun times after long days in the studio with our friends and neighbors at The Digital Ark.
One of our last shoots of the year was in Boston with Visnick & Caulfield in this amazing office space.
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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
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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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