architecture photography

DKC: Dream Hollywood Hotel

This fall I had the amazing opportunity to create some images for Dream Hollywood Hotel on behalf of DKC LA .  This was probably one of the most exciting opportunities I have had in a long time and a chance to photograph the "Guest House" of one of the most trendy new hotels in Hollywood. 

The assignment was two-fold, to photograph the interiors for the Guest House, and also to create some exterior images of the hotel for their website and promotional purposes. Both had their challenges. The Guest House was large and spacious and required some re-staging of the furniture and details in order to bring some simplicity, flow, and continuity to the space. After some tweaks the space really came together nicely and really shinned.

The master bath was a huge challenge on this shoot. A deceptively simple space had glass walls on all sides plus window views which created a lot reflections. It took every photography trick I knew to capture this space while controlling these reflections and still light the space effectively.  The final results made the efforts all worth it in the end and I'm so happy with how they turned out.

Overall the Guest House was a blast to photograph and a space I would LOVE to stay in if I ever get the chance.  Wouldn't you?

The exteriors images were also super fun to photograph. I particularly loved featuring the side alleyway of the hotel. It was such a unique space and really fun to photograph. If you ever get a chance to visit the hotel around 8pm on a Friday it is "the place to be" with tons of people and energy. 

This truly was a dream project for me and one I'm very proud of!

Cornerstone Construction: Glendale Escrow


Another fun commercial project I photographed for Cornerstone Construction. This time it was for our friends at Glendale Escrow. This was a new work space that Cornerstone built for the company and I really loved how this project turned out. The gray, white, and blue really give this space a nice look and feel.  It was such a privledge to be able to photograph it.

Commercial Office Space: Abbott Construction

Abbott Construction's New Office Space

I had the amazing opportunity to photograph the new office of Abbott Construction, a few weeks ago. They needed some images of their new office space for a brochure to announce their new location to clients for an open house.  Normally Abbott has me out photographing their finished projects, like elegant emergency rooms, or beautiful medical facilities, but this was a chance to photograph the business itself in its element. It was wonderful to get to hang out in person and get to know the company and its employees in a more intimate way. There is nothing better than personal, one on one, relationships with your clients and this made the photo shoot particularly enjoyable. 

Also, it was super fun to incorporate the staff into a lot of my photographs. It added that human touch to the photos that I think really makes the architecture photography more special.

Check out more photo's from the shoot below!

Abbott Construction: Laurel Street Remodel

Here is another amazing project completed by JR Abbott Construction that I had the pleasure of photographing. The goal of this project was to remodel the Laurel Street entrance and make it more inviting and beautiful for people to enter the hospital as well as to install a new security gate system to better control traffic entering the parking area.  The remodel turned out beautifully and I really love the benches and landscaping as part of the median. Also, lets be honest, you can't beat a well placed flag pole with a beautiful American flag waving in the wind.  It really completed the project. 

Glenoaks Escrow

Glenoaks Escrow

I had the chance to shoot a commercial space recently for Cornerstone Construction. They completed the build out for Glenoaks Escrow which really turned out beautifully. I particularly love the lobby. 

San Fernando High School Teen Center

SF Teen Center Before SF Teen Center After

Before and after post processing example above.

Another exciting architecture project completed. This one for San Fernando High School Teen Center. This is a really cool pilot project where they are providing health care services on the campus of the San Fernando High School for students who wouldn't have access other wise. What an amazing way to help the community have access to health care.  You can find out more info here.  News Article

This project had its challenges. As you can see from the before and after example above, there was a lot of photoshop work needed to remove a lot of unwanted objects.  Speaking of unwanted objects, I would have loved for the fence to not block such a cool looking building but sometimes there is nothing you can do and just have to work around it.  In the end I really liked how the image turned out even with the fence. 

The other big challenge was the size of the main lobby.  Most of the images of the lobby were achieved by stitching together multiple images in photoshop into mini panoramas. This made for some complicated editing to retain details in the windows but worked out well to capture such a large space. What a cool waiting room right?

I really enjoyed shooting this project and supporting such a great cause. It is nice to know the images will be used to promote the health care services at the high school for those that really need it!

Check out more images from the project below!