Architectural photography aims to capture buildings in the best possible light, communicating the sense of place inherent to each project. With a training and background in architecture, my eye is well trained to understand buildings and their relationship to landscape. In addition to producing images that promote new construction, my architectural photography also focuses on urban & social landscapes, regeneration / heritage & development and is suitable for architects and other clients with an interest in specific locations, the built environment, and its wider context. In 2008 I had success in a Glasgow Institute of Architects Photography competition judged by renowned photographer Coin Prior, winning the Urban Landscape category. This encouraged me to set out on a journey of self employment from which I have not looked back. Photography is at the centre of my practice, yet with many years of architectural practice and a firm interest in the shaping of places, landscapes and urban environments, I am committed to combining my experience in the built environment through written work, illustration, collaborations and consultancy.
I use a range of wide angle, and tilt – shift lenses combined with the latest software for image processing and retouching where required. Often establishing a brief through dialogue, images can be customised as required or to match a certain aesthetic. Following discussions with the client, an understanding of a building is gathered through initial site visits, and drawings where possible, establishing compositions, angles and best times of day for shooting. Attention to detail is key and a realisation that for good images to promote a design, or communicate an idea it often requires several visits to ensure the right light for a given view. The same level of care and attention in finding and waiting for the right moment is required in post production, luckily something I enjoy and the combination of Adobe Lightroom, and Photoshop are my key tools. Images are supplied in a range of formats from web use to high quality files ideal for printed and display purposes.
Thanks for looking and please be in touch should you want any further info . . . . I would be happy to discuss any requirements you may have