Below are some of my favorite photographs of Joule – the other fabulous restaurant in The Fremont Collective. Unlike the photos of The Whale Wins, most of the evening photographs of Joule were shot on a tripod as it was just too dark to get the kind of shots I wanted handheld.
I’ve been spending a couple of days over the past few weeks photographing the Fremont Collective – another awesome project developed by the gentlemen at Evolution Projects.
Much like the Kolstrand Building I photographed a while back, the Fremont Collective used to be an old vacant eyesore of a warehouse. Now it’s home to Evo, a rad ski/snowboard shop, and two amazing restaurants – The Whale Wins and Joule.
For the restaurant spaces, the architect (Heliotrope Architects) and the contractor (Dovetail GC) wanted strong architectural photographs but also wanted to capture the vibe and feel of the spaces when filled with people. So we decided to photograph during regular dining hours with real patrons. All the images were taken handheld so that I could move quickly and stay as inconspicuous as possible – no tripod or additional lighting was used. The challenge was to capture the employees and patrons as they interacted and moved around the space while still paying close attention to the architectural elements and overall composition of the photograph – as I had to get everything right in a single exposure.
Here are a few photographs of The Whale Wins:
I’ve got a big twelve page spread in both the National and Pacific Northwest Spring 2013 issues of Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine.
The project is a gorgeous private residence here in Seattle perched above the shores of Lake Washington. I photographed the project for Conard Romano Architects, Doug Rasar Interior Design and Lockhart Suver. Here’s a few pages:
This photo shoot for Ditroen and Umpqua Bank was certainly an adventure. As soon as I arrived I started feeling a bit queasy, which was strange because the new Umpqua Bank store is a wonderful and relaxing space. We managed to get one photograph before I was hit with full-on food poisoning. After a day spent at the hotel wallowing in misery I rallied and we got some great shots. Maybe “adventure” wasn’t the right word to use….
I’m a bit late to the party with this but Kendall Wilkinson has a nice little featurette in the current issue of Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine that features my photographs (Winter 2013 National and Northwest editions).
The subject is an open airy kitchen from a large remodel project in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco.
Stay tuned for another Luxe blog post as I’ve got a big project being featured in the next issue….
I spent the better part of last week in the studio shooting for Rife Putters. We photographed almost their entire line including some hot new prototype models. Rife Putters are beautifully designed, from their stylish lines to the metals and finishes used, but they’re not just pretty objects – there’s a ton of tech that goes in to each putter design and they’ve got a number of pros using them on the PGA/LPGA Tour.
Big shout out to headshot photographer extraordinaire John Galfano for the assist and for letting me use his studio and most of his lighting and grip gear for the shoot.
Designers David and Suzie Lucas (siblings) have started their own design firm, Lucas Design Associates and have a new website up and running (which I helped design).
Besides being super-cool folk they do great work. Here’s a few photographs from a recent apartment remodel in downtown Bellevue: