All posts filed under: Architecture & Interior

Shooting a large-scale public art installation

Sabine Hornig, an artist from Berlin, was invited by Public Art Fund to participate in a competition to create an installation for LaGuardia Airport’s new Terminal B – and she was awarded one of four large projects. We sat down with Sabine to hear the story of how her art evolved to include photography, what inspired her in creating the installation at LaGuardia, and how she achieved the final result. Hi Sabine, thanks so much for taking the time to speak with us about your incredible art. To start, we would love to hear how your art evolved to include photography. My background is actually in sculpting. At a certain point, I began incorporating large transparent photographs into my works. I first realized this at the Malmö Museum of Art in 1995. These works were quite large-scale and thus required high resolution images, as I had to enlarge them to the scale of the work. I find that the transparent images I have been working with become almost three dimensional in the space; it’s almost …

Exploring the relationship between form and substance: Omar Sartor’s interior photography

Omar Sartor is an Italian photographer and director specializing in interior design, architecture and fashion. His work is linked to some of the highest ranking design brands and publications, and his style exudes timeless elegance and cinematic beauty.   I’m Omar, a photographer working at the intersection of shape, color and substance. When photographing, I move around like a dowser, looking for the essence of a place and a way to communicate it visually. I started as a landscape photographer and think I’ll always be one. However, looking back, I can’t find a specific moment when I decided to become a photographer. I’ve always loved travelling and I’m fascinated in particular by rough landscapes born out of challenging climates, such as Alaska, Iceland, the volcanic islands of Hawaii, Lanzarote, Stromboli. I often travel to such places to immerse myself in the space and the inhabitants’ way of life, observing how people and landscape communicate and influence each other. I think I naturally floated towards interior and architecture photography because of this interest in connecting with …

Beth Evans sees the wonder in all things

Beth Evans is a photographer of still life, food, interiors, travel and other wonderful things. Her images are painterly, playing with light and colors in artful ways, and blending disciplines to showcase with the same strength the tangible objects at the center of her compositions and the abstract emotions her interpretations emanate.   Art and design have always been present in my life through my family, but I fell into photography almost by accident. I decided to become a photographer because I loved the freedom that came with this line of work. I really enjoy the opportunity of seeing things from many different perspectives, and the access that photography gives me to so many different creative areas, ideas, people and places. There are few professions that can offer such diversity.     Back in my 20s I took a few different classes to try and find a vocation. Photography was one of them, and I loved it so much that I decided to study it further at the University of Westminster. During university I started …

Brooke Holm documents the interaction between humans and environment

Brooke Holm is a New York-based photographer whose work cuts across genres and styles. Her photography centers on the relationship between humans and the natural environment, a vision she employes in editorial, commercial and fine art projects of still life, interior, architecture and landscape. Hi, I’m Brooke and I’m a photographer. This is where you’d expect me to tell you what kind of photographer I am but, to be honest, I have always been wary of defining my photography style. I believe it’s limiting to place yourself in a labeled box, because you can get stuck there, inhibiting your ability to grow and change. I’m particulary interested in how people impact their environment, and how they’re impacted by it in return. My work is about intuition and feeling, it’s emotive, precise and technical, yet imperfectly human. I shoot across genres and use a variety of tools and technology. At the moment, most of my projects are a mix of interiors and architecture, still life and environmental/landscape photography. I seek to work with people and clients …

How Stefano Gardel sees, and captures, the world in a different light

Stefano Gardel hasn’t been a photographer for long, but in that time, his unique point of view has helped him become a rising star. We sat down with Stefano to find out more about his Neon Future series, shot in Japan. How did you get into photography? I have to say, that I do not consider myself a photographer. I started only 3 years ago, and I am self-taught. Then last year, I changed from my regular job as a Chiropractor to do photography full time. I was selling through several art galleries, and when I saw my images being sold, I started to think, “I wonder if I could do this as my job.” So now I am doing it as my main job. I don’t have a lot of knowledge as far as being a photographer…I actually learned just about everything I know on YouTube. But I have to say, that in digital photography, it’s not that difficult to get started if you have a strong point of view and some motivation. I …

Working with commercial clients to capture the emotion of a place

We sat down with Phase One Photographer Paul Reiffer to find out how he got started, dig into his on location kit and workflow, and learn why Phase One solutions are ideal for his commercial work to truly capture the essence of a place and satisfy client requirements. What got you interested in landscape and cityscape photography? “Photography has been a part of my life since I was young. My father had a darkroom in the attic and from time to time I’d be in trouble for wanting to play “chemical curiosity”. But, being young, when you’re told not to do something you only want to do it more – I think that definitely peaked my interest and I’ve been drawn to photography ever since, always taking photos with cameras my parents bought me as I grew up. As I got older, I studied photography for a while in London, as well as with some contacts I had in the USA. Most of what I learned was studio based, controlling and understanding light with strobes …

Ken Hermann and Joel Tjintjelaar using the IQ3 100MP Achromatic, Schneider Kreuznach 45mm LS f/3.5 Blue Ring and XF Camera System to capture architecural and portrait photography

From portrait to architecture – versatility of the 45mm lens explained

Ken Hermann is a portrait photographer. Joel Tjintjelaar specializes in architecture photography. Two very different genres, yet both photographers prefer the same lens: the Schneider Kreuznach 45mm Leaf Shutter Blue Ring lens. This lens is an extremely high-quality wide-angle lens with an impressive flat-field performance. The focal length is perfect for almost any application with edge-to-edge performance and almost distortion-free results. These qualities ensure that the versatility of the 45mm lens is guaranteed. Read on to learn how and why a portrait and an architecture photographer use this lens in their work and what it adds to their photography. Architecture photography with the 45mm Blue Ring lens Joel Tjintjelaar explains how the 45mm lens benefits his photography: “Having the right lens can make all the difference. When it comes to architecture photography, the 45mm focal length is especially useful when you’re aiming to shoot skylines or want to focus on specific elements of architectural objects.” “I even used it for still life photographs. It is a very versatile lens, and the quality is beyond any …

New Orleans through Werner Pawlok’s lens

New Orleans through Werner Pawlok’s lens

In an old city, famous for its distinct French and Spanish Creole architecture, cuisine, culture, and music; the uniqueness of New Orleans’ living history is kept alive in the buildings and spaces. Its colonial past, jazz, voodoo, and Mardi Gras have left exciting, colorful traces strewn throughout the city, all of which drew photographer Werner Pawlok to capture its charm and beauty in his warm, painting-like style. Bar Napoleon “Few places capture the essence of New Orleans like the Napoleon House: A 200 year old landmark that’s as casual and unique as its French Quarter surroundings. It was owned by the Mayor of New Orleans who offered it as a refuge to Napoleon in 1821 during his exile. Although Napoleon never did make it to stay there, the name did and has been attached to the establishment ever since. Bar Napoleon since become one of the most famous bars in America, and has been a known haunt for artists and writers all throughout the 20th century.” House of Craig 1 “You can practically taste the …

Jake Curtis Inspires with his product photography

Jake Curtis inspires with contemporary photography and design

This week, Jake Curtis takes over our Instagram profile with his contemporary twist on product photography. “I’m based in London, but shoot around the globe. I photograph people, places, interiors and still life. My subject matter is diverse and I love the unique challenges each one brings.”  See more from Jake on our Instagram profile.  Explore the products mentioned in this story:

Fritz Hansen shoot with the XF 100MP Camera System

Shot from the Heart: On Set with Republic of Fritz Hansen

The world-renowned interior design company, Fritz Hansen, show us how an iconic brand plans and executes a photo shoot using a Phase One XF 100MP Camera System. We get the inside track from three creative minds who know how to make a brand shine. The Visual Department’s Perspective Insights from the mastermind of the Fritz Hansen ‘look’, Mie Sandfeld, Visual Department Representative. “All photo shoots begin with a brief – here we state which products we are going to take pictures of. Next, we need both to consider the purpose of the images and the target group. This is very important to make sure the images display our products in the right way – both practically with angles etc., but also emotionally to catch the viewer’s attention and hopefully get a positive reaction from them.” Planning the Shoot “When planning this photoshoot, it was important for us to consider the overall “theme” (look and feel), as well as which products would be most relevant to take pictures of. For us, the most important aspect of …

Architecture photographer, Joel Tjintjelaar shooting with the 100MP Achromatic Digital Back

Architecture in Black and White with Joel Tjintjelaar

“There’s a quality to the black and white photos from this camera that feels like the beautiful analog photos from the past that I’ve never seen before in digital.” Award-winning black and white architectural photographer, Joel Tjintjelaar, took in hand Phase One’s 100MP Achromatic and spoke with us about his love of black and white photography. He explained how he uses an absence of color to add depth to his images. How would you describe yourself as a photographer? “I would describe myself as a photographer who aims to create art. Photography is just a medium to express myself emotionally and create beautiful things. I try to create art by moving away from reality as many steps as possible. I’ve always felt that moving away from reality is a way of creating aesthetics. One way is by working in black and white, since our real world is not a black and white world. I have other ways of moving away from reality, like working with long exposures and exaggerating the differences in luminance to create …

Photographer, Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen shooting Scandinavian design with IQ3 100MP Digital Back

When Scandinavian design meets photography

Scandinavian Design is characterized by a seeming simplicity; though the complexities behind this careful aesthetic should not be underestimated. Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen is one of the founders of Norm Architects. He’s also a significant name in photography. Jonas uses Phase One equipment and we spoke with him about the Scandinavian design concept to find the bridge between his creation of minimalist physical spaces as an architect, and capturing these same spaces as a photographer. The architect and the photographer “We founded Norm Architects in 2008. Today we work globally with residential architecture, commercial interiors, industrial design, graphics, art direction and – of course – photography. My interest in all these disciplines is basically an effectuation with aesthetics in general. In our designs, we always strive to balance — between richness and restraint, between order and complexity. In most Scandinavian designs, there are always details that take the product beyond the strictly simple and give it something extra. We try to reach a point where there is nothing to add and nothing to take away that can make the …