Architecture

Gdansk - European Centre of Solidarity

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 landscapes,  regeneration  / heritage & development and is suitable for architects, and property owners, and I work with a range of clients (from housing associations, cultural organisations, developers, artists, construction industry and council organisations, and publishers) who have an interest in 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. I share time in both Glasgow and Edinburgh and am well positioned to reach most places in Scotland, and regularly travel further afield. 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  experience in the built environment through written work, illustration, collaborations and consultancy.

I use a range of  wide  angle, and  tilt – shift lenses  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 may require 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