A long day of shooting can take its toll, both mentally and physically. Working with an assistant can help alleviate the stressors that come with styling and decluttering a space. Often it is the smallest detail that can make or break an image. The thought of “we can fix it in post” creeps into your subconscious, and you immediately rush to fine tune that last little detail. Sometimes, in a moment of excitement, at the end of a long day, you just get tripped up.
The 2017 Thos. Moser Annual Catalog just came out and we are super pumped. The graphic design and layout is really nice and speaks to the quality and craftsmanship at Thos. Moser. On the inside spread of the catalog are some candid images of the Moser family. We captured the large horizontal image of Thomas Moser and his two sons amongst all the stacks of wood. You can view the entire catalog online here.
Every year our website undergoes a proper refresh with updated images from a variety of projects. It can be difficult to edit down the images from a years worth of work, and there are always images that were great but had to be eliminated. A majority of our work is focused on larger compositions that show the overall space of a room, but often times its the details that really matter. We noticed there were details shots that never made the cut because there wasn’t a proper category anywhere on the website. With so many images in our catalog it was time to dedicate a portion of the website to featuring these details. Hope you enjoy!
We love shooting portraits, so when Chris Trafford asked us if we wanted to shoot the imagery for his new album we were totally on board. We’ve worked with Chris in the past on a few aerial projects but this was the first time he was in front of the camera. This guys is chalk full of ideas and concepts and had a pretty clear vision for exactly the type of cover he wanted to create. The concept for the cover was based around the lyrics of the song (and album title) “Rebel For Hire” which can be heard here. Pick up a copy at Bull Moose or on iTunes, its good stuff!!
Very excited to share a small sample of our trip filming above London. Most of our time was spent filming interviews from various locations around the city. Along with workplace interviews we also captured video from a nearby rooftop overlooking an active construction site. Hard hats required!! Its interesting to see heavy duty construction equipment that typical moves very slow come to life when captured as a time lapse. There is a beauty in watching this machinery move in such fluid way, its almost like a choreographed dance routine.
We should have more timelapse to follow once we return back to the studio. Stay tuned!
We recently finished another photo shoot for Thomas Moser that included some of their newest products. We traveled down to their DC showroom and spent the day moving around and staging furniture. The beauty of photographing in their showroom is the abundance of natural light that pours in through a series of large windows. All we needed to do was frame up the composition and sprinkle in a little bit of fill light. Post production involved a lot of cleanup (especially the floor), color/contrast and sharpening. Its easy to make these images look great when you’re working with such a beautiful product.
Babson College | Park Manor West Building | Sasaki Associates
Earlier this summer we had the opportunity to photograph the new Park Manor West Building recently designed by Sasaki Associates. The building is located at the center of Babson College and is surrounded by a beautifully designed quad that encourages students and faculty to use the outdoor space. Because the interior of the building had large open areas throughout it made photographing the space easier with all the natural light that was pouring in. This greatly reduced the need for supplemental lighting. With students and faculty interacting and using each space we were able to craft images that reflected the design and accessibility of the environment.
The 2015 Thos. Moser Fall Catalog just arrived in the mail and we are thrilled to see our work again grace the pages of this beautifully designed catalog. The layout and execution of the catalog is stunning and it does a fantastic job of showcasing the Thos. Moser product line and the people behind the craftsmanship. We greatly enjoyed working with the creative team at Thos. Moser, their attention to detail and pre-shoot planning really made for a smooth and flawless photo shoot.
Interior Photos | Elements | Caleb Johnson Architects + Builders
Biddeford is going through a bit of a revival and one of the best examples of that is Elements coffee shop in downtown Biddeford, ME. The space was designed by Caleb Johnson Architects + Builders and is located on Main St. in a formally unoccupied commercial space that sat empty for years. We spent the day with Caleb and his team capturing 8-10 interior photos that not only featured the overall cafe but also the details found throughout the space. Below are just a few of the compositions from the shoot.
If you’re looking for really good coffee be sure to stop by and get one of their pour overs, its the best in town.
Coffee/used books by day and beer/games/live music by night.