As part of the project the kitchen had been almost completely refitted with new flooring going in, whilst my client provided and fitted the kitchen cabinets and doors. These were of course bespoke to this space and their clients requirements.
I was recently approached by Mason & Vaughan Group in Manchester to shoot one of their apartments over here in Leeds. They wanted something a little above the usual as they were getting an interior designer (Michelle Mansfield) in to stage the property beforehand.
The only things that were in the apartment prior to this arrangement were 2 black sofa's and nothing else. These can be seen in the below image. The rest of the apartment was very neutral and an empty carcass. As you can see from the below images, the additional touches Michelle made to the apartment really brought it to life. Granted, she brought in multiple pieces of furniture, but this was an extreme case. In most property sales you could get away with the little touches that really bring it to life.
Adding throw's to sofa's and bed's, books to side tables, flowers, setting the table and other accessories is what makes this. It looks lived in, but also very neat and together. Each piece fits together in the design of the room, while making the room look more attractive, warm and inviting.
This helps the potential buyer picture themselves in the home and gives them ideas as to what the home can do for them. It also makes the images stand out on the listing and attract more interest.
It also makes for a fantastic subject to photograph, giving interest from a number of angles. This helped us capture the entire apartment without having any empty and uninteresting photographs.
What do you think? From zero to hero? Or a waste of time?
I recently had the opportunity to photograph the brand new Leeds College Of Building premises in Leeds City Centre. I worked with Metal Technology to show off the curtain walling solutions they had provided for the build.
The feature that struck me first about this building was the deep, green exterior window reveals. These greatly contrasted the red brick that made up the majority of the exterior. This along with the other variations made on the dimensions of the windows around the building, made for a great subject to photograph.
The building was split in to two distinct sections - the main 'sit down' learning and office environment which is characterised by the red brick and green reveals and the workshop area which is seen coming in to frame to the left below, where a dark grey brick is used along the South West side, while the North East side is covered in translucent walling panels.
Everything was working in my favour for this shoot. The weather turned out for me giving me a nice spread of puffy white clouds and deep blue sky. I arrived on time to make sure the sunlight was at the right spot for the image and shot a few brackets. For one of the compositions, a lady also conveniently walked past my camera right on cue to add some foreground interest and motion to the frame
Back in October, I had the pleasure yet again, to work with one of my favourite clients, Dale Office Interiors, photographing a complete fit out they had finished just days before for rapidly expanding e-commerce experts Visualsoft. I had a really great time shooting this office, the interior design was bright and lively yet modern and functional, a great reflection of the warm and welcoming Visualsoft team. The design seemed a perfect fit for them, as the staff arrived for the day, you really feel a buzz about the place and I feel this design plays a big part in this.