Architecture and…. Portraiture?

We don’t often advertise it, but we do quite a few professional portraiture sessions for our clients.  It isn’t a big part of our business, but it is a very enjoyable and often challenging part.  But, to distinguish our portraiture for others’, we have tried to create a product that is not your typical ‘head in a box’ type portrait.  Since the vast majority of our work is capturing stunning interior and architectural subjects, we developed a style that would fuse the two.  Architecture and portraiture, you say?  Yes, architecture and portraiture.

While our clients are the ‘subjects’ of our portrait images, we can use elements of interior design, architecture, and textures to bring more interest, more style, and more character to the final product.

In contrast to this style, the two images we created below are what would be considered more ‘traditional’ styles of portraiture.  This consists of a subject, and a rather ‘static’ background in terms of interest.  Generally, these types are best used when only the face is of interest.  Modelling and actors’ headshots are usually in this style.IMG_3335-Edit-Edit untitled (1 of 1)

And here is an alternative style.  These types of images incorporate elements from the surroundings to add to the final product.  Generally, these surroundings add some dimension that is applicable to the ‘subject’.  These may be textures in the walls, elements of the architecture creating ‘leading lines’ to the subject, or outright literal ‘environmental’ elements of the subject’s work environment.

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The combinations of background environments and interesting lighting are virtually unlimited.  These examples above incorporate the architectural and interior design elements, and they create a very visually compelling image.  What do you think of this style?  We’re always trying to stretch our creative output, so let us know what you think!

Interior Photos of the Day… Kitchen Beauties

Since we are now solidly in the holiday season, and most of us have spent a ton of time in the kitchen in the last few weeks, I thought I would feature some of my favorite kitchen shoots from the last year.  One great part about my job is that I get to see some of the most fantastic design work for kitchens out there today, and my ‘wish list’ for my kitchen gets longer and longer.  These images may grow your list too!

Merry Christmas!

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