Posts Tagged ‘Contemporary Architecture’

The Power of the Visual Image

Monday, April 25th, 2016

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A VISUAL REMINDER  ON THE POWER OF PHOTOS

After watching the Prince tribute on SNL this weekend, I am reminded of the power of the visual image to capture a moment. As a professional photographer, of course I know how important an image can be – it’s my career. But even us old pros need a reminder of how special the art of visual image is sometimes. The capturing of a split second in time in an image can say more than a thousand words ever could. At the end of Prince’s concerts, I had forgotten how he sometimes ends a set. He gets silent and lifts his guitar almost like it’s a God offered for worship. I had a moment where I clicked on that image in my mind, as if it were a still photo image and thought how incredible that one second capture in a still, would be if someone in fifty years, asked, “Who is Prince?”

I experience this kind of visual synchronicity all the time when I am shooting a home for instance, and the sun begins to set creating a sky that I couldn’t have painted any better. Or when a bird flies into a shot, unplanned. A little magic caught by the lens. It’s a different kind of narrative.

With that in mind, I have included what I think is a powerful image from a recent photo shoot. It’s a photo of an old Dodge truck from 1939. Take a look and see if you agree with me when I say, “There is nothing like the visual image to tell a story.”

Dodge Truck 1939

Dodge Truck 1939

 

 

 

Malibu Contemporary Architecture

Monday, August 6th, 2012

You would most likely not notice this home driving down beautiful Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu as this property is very private and faces the ocean. The photos here give you a bit of a preview to a super cool piece of contemporary architecture that you could enjoy for around a 7 million dollar price tag.

The water comes right up to the property line daily and pounds the seawall that keeps it dry. As I was photographing this home the tide was coming in with a bit of a swell creating a very dramatic environment as the sun went down. Every room has great ocean views and the sound of crashing surf. This is a very cool piece of contemporary architecture fit on a small lot between the ocean and the highway.

I used my style of night time architectural photography to show off the cool features of this home that are the reason people want to live on this pricy part of the coast known as Malibu!

 

Contemporary Architecture In Beverly Hills

Friday, March 12th, 2010

The award winning architect firm Shubin & Donaldson have recently completed a new contemporary home in the prime flats area of Beverly Hills. The 3 story house of 9,000 square feet features 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms and has the feel of a fine art gallery.

Contemporary Architecture In Beverly Hills

Contemporary Architecture In Beverly Hills

Contemporary Dining Room Beverly Hills

Contemporary Dining Room Beverly Hills

The Modern Paintings of William Laga currently adorn the walls and add to the Museum like quality and feel of the home. Large sliding doors open to a stylish private lap pool and spa. The stunning lines of architecture were begging to be photographed at night, and over two separate night of photography these new images were created.



Night Time Architecture, Shubin & Donaldson Architects

Night Time Architecture, Shubin & Donaldson Architects

New Contemporary Architecture, Shubin & Donaldson Architects

New Contemporary Architecture, Shubin & Donaldson Architects









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