Yesterday arvo I photographed a 3 bedroom unit coming up for sale in Kingston. Selling point for this home is its virtually three storey. It has a basement office/study/rumpus room or man cave adjoining the double garage. I didn't photograph it as it was a pretty messy and cluttered office but it's quite a big room. If you didn't have a car to garage or just a motor bike you could knock down the dividing wall (wasn't load bearing) and have a massive entertainment and games room. Why don't we have basements like in the USA?
I photographed and older style home yesterday which I have not done for a long time as recently I have photographed more new homes for a builder or modern apartments. It made me realise just how homes have changed and how difficult they are to photograph. New homes are very light and airy with large living room windows with no front verandah so there is heaps of daylight streaming in the front rooms and 4 - 8 down lights to spread the supplimentry light evenly. In contrast with this older home the living area was very dark with small windows and a front verandah blocking light and just two chandeliers one for the lounge and one for the dining room. So you have a very bright light in the middle of the ceiling of a dark room and so the ceiling and room get darker gradually towards the edge of the room. Not only was the lounge room dark but so was the master bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and small living area of the kitchen with the pot belly stove. But what I have done with my photography has made the rooms inviting and well lit, when simply in real life they are not. I've made the home look so much better than it really is, the home should look this good but it doesn't. The home owner is selling the home himself and loves the images, but I wonder if buyers walking through will be disappointed? Did I go overboard, should I have shot and edited it to look dark and old fashioned?
Busy Sunday arvo photographing two homes coming up for sale in the new suburb Moncreiff. These are the first houses to be finished in the street. The builder has really stepped up the quality of the bathrooms too. Rode my bike to the shoot which made the afternoon even better.
Well the furniture has come and gone, did you get to sit on any of it? Garema Place and at the Art Gallery.
So a couple of weeks ago I photographed the new outdoor furniture (see images below) along the recently renovated Constitution Ave for the company that makes them. This is the response I received after sending them the images:
My boss is super impressed with the Constitution Avenue photos, we wondered if you might be available to shoot two more projects for us in October?
We have temporary pop-up installations happening at the National Gallery and Garema Place for the 2016 International Festival of Landscape Architecture.
We will have three prototypes of our Flower Chair on the lawn at the National Gallery next to Gandel Hall, they look like this:"
Its nice to super impress my clients!
Well here is the finished promo flyer with my photo I shot just yesterday, Majura Park Shopping Centre didn't waste time getting this to print. Big day out coming November 12th! Another celebrity selfie added for my daughters collection too.
The agent tells me the house sold in 2 days, I hope my photographs contributed to the quick sale! Lol.