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« Reply #720 on: September 23, 2013, 12:22:43 PM »

Two new city houses in Berlin:





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« Reply #721 on: September 23, 2013, 01:41:10 PM »

Aphoto. Nice clean shots. I generally avoid cars as they date the architecture. Unless the architecture is really trendy it will look contemporary for maybe a decade or even more-but the car will look dated in much less time as car styles change more rapidly.

Twilight shots of those would be really juicy too.
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« Reply #722 on: September 23, 2013, 02:03:10 PM »

the car will look dated in much less time as car styles change more rapidly.


GLK 350?  I kinda want one of those, but what I really need is a cargo van.  Ugh.

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« Reply #723 on: September 23, 2013, 02:45:15 PM »

Nice work Antonio. Were you working with a stylist and art director? I require such for work like this even if it is low budget editorial as I have enough to do working out the lighting.

Thanks Kirk, yes we had stylist and art director, although the agency art director limits himself to diagrammatic matters.

We are thinking, in the near future to establish ourselves in the United States. I don't know if you guys run things the same way we do here in South America, but provably very similar.

There's too much political intrusion in our lives and it somehow gets on you.

So that's the next move in my career. Thanks God Hopefully!
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« Reply #724 on: September 23, 2013, 02:49:25 PM »

GLK 350?  I kinda want one of those, but what I really need is a cargo van.  Ugh.

I'm interested to know if you agree "in general" with my point about cars?
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« Reply #725 on: September 23, 2013, 03:08:51 PM »

Yeah, the last house we shot, we were actually able to get permits to post no parking all in front for a week.

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« Reply #726 on: September 23, 2013, 03:33:16 PM »

Yeah, the last house we shot, we were actually able to get permits to post no parking all in front for a week.

Yes when I shot the new history museum in Santa Fe a couple of years back we got all parking along the street in front of the museum blocked off. Then when we were ready to shoot the assistants would pull all the barricades out of the way and chase cars away trying to park. I then had to Photoshop out all the parking meters and their shadows. All in all a PITA but it sure made for some clean exterior shots.
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« Reply #727 on: September 23, 2013, 04:14:02 PM »

I'm interested to know if you agree "in general" with my point about cars?

I agree about cars, except for one of my clients who manages shopping centers. They want lots of cars in the parking lot to make the place look busy, this is a different purpose than most architectural photography though.
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« Reply #728 on: September 23, 2013, 04:23:03 PM »

Here are a couple from a Rec Center shoot:
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« Reply #729 on: September 23, 2013, 05:03:31 PM »

Yes when I shot the new history museum in Santa Fe a couple of years back we got all parking along the street in front of the museum blocked off. Then when we were ready to shoot the assistants would pull all the barricades out of the way and chase cars away trying to park. I then had to Photoshop out all the parking meters and their shadows. All in all a PITA but it sure made for some clean exterior shots.
Interesting.  A lot of firms I have been meeting with and work with in NYC and Center City Philly like the congested look; want to keep it looking natural. 

But, alas, I would prefer the clean look you describe above; he who pays the piper calls the tune I guess. 
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« Reply #730 on: September 23, 2013, 05:29:17 PM »

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A lot of firms I have been meeting with and work with in NYC and Center City Philly like the congested look; want to keep it looking natural. 

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My theory is get rid of everything possible that distracts from the architecture. Its worked for me for 35 years. FWIW that museum I referred to above in Santa Fe was for SaylorGregg Architects in Philly. You can see a couple of the shots here-one of the street shots is included: http://www.saylorgregg.com/projects/NMHM.htm. Cars, meters etc. would draw your eye and your interest away from the architecture.

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« Reply #731 on: September 23, 2013, 06:12:13 PM »

Hi Antonio,

This series of images are lovely. There has definitely been a lot of preparation in making these images and the lighting is beautifully.

Cheers

Simon
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« Reply #732 on: September 23, 2013, 10:07:06 PM »

Joe,
My theory is get rid of everything possible that distracts from the architecture. Its worked for me for 35 years. FWIW that museum I referred to above in Santa Fe was for SaylorGregg Architects in Philly. You can see a couple of the shots here-one of the street shots is included: http://www.saylorgregg.com/projects/NMHM.htm. Cars, meters etc. would draw your eye and your interest away from the architecture.



Saylor Gregg, great firm.  I have been trying to get in front of them for a while.  However, for local shoots they are very loyal to Tom Crane, a local Philly photography legend (been in the biz for over 40 years and started off with Ezra Stoller). 

Funny thing is that I really want to travel for projects, like Tim Griffith, and see the world.  But looking at those images you took and knowing that a native South-Westerner captured them, it makes me wonder is someone not native to the Southwest could capture the essence as well as you did.  Kind of makes it a hard sell to convince clients to send you to exotic locations.  I wonder, do I see city architecture differently because I live in Center City Philadelphia and am I better at photographing it? 

Anyway, great job on Sante Fe, Kirk. 
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« Reply #733 on: September 23, 2013, 10:33:29 PM »

Hi Antonio,

This series of images are lovely. There has definitely been a lot of preparation in making these images and the lighting is beautifully.

Cheers

Simon

Thank you Simon.!

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« Reply #734 on: September 23, 2013, 10:56:42 PM »

Yeah, the last house we shot, we were actually able to get permits to post no parking all in front for a week.


BRILLIANT (did you see those Sydney 2000 Guinness ads?)......not sure the city of Vancouver would go for that.....

Chris, did you get hit up for a pretty fortune for a weeks worth of no-parking?
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« Reply #735 on: September 23, 2013, 11:01:17 PM »

Saylor Gregg, great firm.  I have been trying to get in front of them for a while.  However, for local shoots they are very loyal to Tom Crane, a local Philly photography legend (been in the biz for over 40 years and started off with Ezra Stoller). 

Funny thing is that I really want to travel for projects, like Tim Griffith, and see the world.  But looking at those images you took and knowing that a native South-Westerner captured them, it makes me wonder is someone not native to the Southwest could capture the essence as well as you did.  Kind of makes it a hard sell to convince clients to send you to exotic locations.  I wonder, do I see city architecture differently because I live in Center City Philadelphia and am I better at photographing it? 

Anyway, great job on Sante Fe, Kirk. 
Well that's a great question. In the "old" days there were a handful of good architectural photographers so the one that were top tier got to travel extensively. I was fortunate to get my share of that. But frankly for me personally I prefer working closer to home-somewhere I can drive to. I had so many terrible experiences with airlines that I soured on traveling by air for commercial shoots. Toooooo much stress. I love to travel! But not for work unless I can drive. I love to drive and even at 63 don't hesitate to jump in the truck and drive to a shoot 12-16 hours away.

The fact is that there are more good architectural photographers than there used to be. That makes it easier for clients to find good people on location in distant areas. I think because of the internet tech info is easier to come by. You used to have to apprentice or just learn the hard way by making every mistake possible (what I did-there was no one to apprentice with).

I do think there is a  regional "sensibility" to regional forms of architecture. It comes from experience with the regional light, contrast, color, skies, weather, materials, hassles etc.
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« Reply #736 on: September 24, 2013, 02:33:07 AM »

Hello,

Honda interior.

Nikon D800E, Nikon 24mm PC-E lens and 12,000 watts of Bowens flash at full power. I love the cracking sound of Bowens generators going off at full power it sounds like a bullwhip.

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« Reply #737 on: September 24, 2013, 03:42:22 AM »

Nikon D800E, Nikon 24mm PC-E lens and 12,000 watts of Bowens flash at full power. I love the cracking sound of Bowens generators going off at full power it sounds like a bull wipe.

Lovely - and the steering wheel's on the correct side! Forgive my ignorance, but what is a bull wipe?

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« Reply #738 on: September 24, 2013, 04:20:31 AM »

Hello,

Thanks.

Whoops spelling mistake.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullwhip

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« Reply #739 on: September 24, 2013, 04:49:02 AM »

Lovely - and the steering wheel's on the correct side! Forgive my ignorance, but what is a bull wipe?

Jeremy




A veterinary version of tissue à la Kleenex.

It was originally developed to deal with the results of cat flu.

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