The Winter 2014 Pacific Northwest edition of Luxe Interiors + Design magazine is out and features my photographs of a wonderfully light and minimal modern Seattle home by CCS Architecture. The editorial team chose some really interesting tight crops of some of the original images and I think the whole spread turned out great.
A few photos from a project I photographed earlier this Summer in Newport Beach, CA for Graham Architects and Michael Fullen Design Group. The house is perched on a hill and boasts an unobstructed view West over Balboa Island and out to the Pacific Ocean.
The back exterior was a tricky shot to get as there was no where to put the camera close to the house. So as twilight approached we hustled down to the Balboa Island bridge armed with a 400mm telephoto lens. The multi-second exposure had to be timed just so, as any passing cars caused vibrations on the bridge that blurred the image.
Now that the editorial situation has become more clear I can finally post some of the photographs from my shoot last November of the "Hilltop House" in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand for Terry Hunziker and Cheshire Architects.
Sitting on 1000 acres in the heart of the Bay of Islands Mountain Landing is a truly stunning setting and one of the most remarkable places I've ever been. The owner has spent over a decade painstakingly "developing" the property - planting over 2 million trees and plants from seed (there's an impressive full-time plant nursery on site), building paths and footbridges, and thoughtfully designating potential homesites. It's not uncommon to come across perfectly manicured scenes like this while wandering the property:
Cheshire Architects did a wonderful job of creating a thoroughly beautiful modern home using a traditional New Zealand countryside vernacular - from a distance the house looks like it could be a barn or farmland cottage. And Terry Hunziker's interiors bring a warm comfortable elegance to the relatively large living spaces.
The "Park Passive" house, Seattle's first certified Passive House that I photographed earlier this Summer for Cascade Built is featured in this week's New York Times. The house is super insulated and uses a high tech heat exchange air recycling system - making it up to 90% more energy efficient than a standard single family residence.
Check it out in print or on the web.
Photographing a new project for our good friends at Imprint architecture.
It's been a lot of hard work and intense training but we've gotten to the point where all I have to do now is show up to the shoot and The Protege fine tunes the camera position and settings while I have a cocktail and schmooze with the client.
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:
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....
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: