Last week we showed you a behind the lens look at the making of the exterior photographs of this West Texas custom home. If you missed that post be sure to check it out here. This week we will be taking a look at the creation of the interior photographs of this home.
This image is all over my website. It was one of my favorite photographs of 2016 and I am very proud of this photograph. When I first saw this staircase, I knew I needed to do something to show off its curves and wrought iron handrails. The table and vase set-up provides an off center focal point within the image. The flowers lead the eye vertically while the curved staircase brings your eyes back down diagonally. The soft lighting from the windows provided light that complemented the muted tones within the room. I used an off camera light to provide a fill light.
Great Room at Twilight
This is the first indoor twilight photograph I have ever created. I knew I wanted to highlight the exposed beams perched 22 feet in the air of the great room. The room is surrounded by a high bank of windows with a chandelier directly in the center. I love symmetry and knew I wanted to shoot this room head on. Thankfully the architect chose to put a balcony overlooking this room in the second story. From here I lined everything up and waited for the short window of time every evening in which the sky turns cobalt blue. The blue exterior contrasts the warm interior and the elevated perspective helps create this dynamic composition.
This master bathroom also featured a chandelier hanging above a round jet tub. Though the bathroom itself is not symmetric I chose a symmetric composition to highlight how well the architect laid out the necessities of a bathroom. It is a simple photograph, but it shows how even a bathroom can be a pleasing work of architecture.
This kitchen is awesome! Each of the photographs above show the kitchen, but I wanted them to convey different aspects of the design. The photograph on the top shows the details the interior designer focused on to bring color into an overall neutral toned room. I chose to only include a small portion of the room to help convey the intimacy of the most used room of a home. The photograph on the bottom was created to show off the architectural design features included in the kitchen. Though it does show many of the elements the interior designer worked on it is more broad in its scope. It shows the custom cabinetry, built in refrigerator, design of the island, and the tile work backsplash. Each of these photographs show the kitchen, but they convey a different message. One photograph satisfies the interior designer, while the other focuses on the architectural aspects.
We Focus on the Details
When designing a custom home like this both the architecture and interior design are thought out months, maybe even years, in advance. This attention to detail is what sets apart good designers from the great. When it comes to photography the details must matter to the photographer as well. Make sure you choose a professional who focuses on the details and appreciate your designs. Contact us here to book your next project!