October 15th, 2013 § § permalink
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.
May 23rd, 2013 § § permalink
It’s been a little over a year now since The Protege came on board here at Aaron Leitz Photography and things are progressing nicely.
He’s been dressing more appropriately and not dropping things as much. And I’m a lot more at ease these days when traveling on assignment now that I have The Protege to help with final gear check and packing….
I’m in San Francisco this week photographing a few residential projects. Had an afternoon free and walked over and took a few photographs of Saint Mary’s Cathedral in the Japantown neighborhood. It’s an interesting monolith of a building.
November 20th, 2012 § § permalink
Well I’m back home in soggy Seattle after a beautiful few days of photographing the impressive set-piece home at Mountain Landing in the heart of the Bay of Islands. Easily one of the most stunning locations I’ve ever visited.
Chillaxing waiting for the clouds to clear…
November 11th, 2012 § § permalink
After a nice day of rest from my hectic five day photo shoot in San Francisco, I’m off to New Zealand this week to photograph a stunning residence in the Bay of Islands.
Thank goodness I’ve got The Protege’ to help with the packing…
November 6th, 2012 § § permalink
Spending a gorgeous week in San Francisco photographing some great residential projects. More images to come…
March 9th, 2012 § § permalink
March 7th, 2012 § § permalink
In Chicago for a few days this week…
Dinner tonight at Rick Bayless’ Frontera Grill: house guacamole, chicken mole enchilada and a champagne margarita = delicious.
Of course Chicago is legendary for its architecture.
So it wasn’t surprising to see this McDonald’s on the stroll downtown…
February 26th, 2012 § § permalink
On final approach above a wintery Idaho landscape. Photography of a new residential project by George Suyama and Doug Rasar is set to begin tomorrow morning at 6am. Temperature will be a brisk 8°F….
November 11th, 2011 § § permalink
View from my seat as I bid farewell to sunny SoCal. Spent some time this week in Newport Beach photographing a new residential project for Graham Architecture.
September 3rd, 2011 § § permalink
View of the Joint Security Area of the Korean Demilitarized Zone from Dora Outpost. Look closely and you’ll see the flags of both North and South Korea flying on opposite ends of the zone.
View after being yelled at for taking photographs beyond the designated line.