Monthly Archives: December 2014

AnnStreetParkingDeckAnnArborMichigan

Ann Street Parking Deck, Ann Arbor, Michigan

I photographed the Ann Street Parking Deck in Ann Arbor, Michigan in early November for Walker Parking Consultants and the SLAM Collaborative. This parking deck sits on the north side of Ann Street with the entrance/exits on the south side of the building. Across from the parking deck on the south side of Ann Street is the A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building.

My clients needed the photographs as soon as possible and could not wait until summer. In November there is never a time when the entire south face of the parking deck illuminated by the sun; there is always some shadow from the Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building.

This made the twilight photographs even more important than usual.

Had there not been a rush for the photography I would have scheduled the shoot for a sunny day in June or July. Arriving 45 minutes before sunrise to do the morning twilight photographs, I would then shoot throughout the day as the sun moved across the sky. My 18-hour day would end with the evening twilight photographs.

Architectural photographers are often called on to produce photographs under less than ideal conditions. Being able to do this is what separates a professional architectural photographer from the amateurs.

 

Twiligt photograph of the Ann Street Parking Deck in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Ann Street Parking Deck at twilight

Detail of the Ann Street Parking Deck.

Detail of the Ann Street Parking Deck.

Sunlit photograph of the Ann Street Parking Deck, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

November afternoon sun with shadows on the east end of the building.

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Beaumont Hospital Natural Birthing Center

Beaumont Hospital Natural Birthing Center

The Natural Birthing Center at Beaumont Hospital looks more like a high-end hotel than a hospital. Located 15 miles north of Detroit in Royal Oak, Michigan the center was built to accommodate a growing trend in natural childbirth.

Harley Ellis Devereaux Architects hired me to photograph the new birthing center. Because their interior designers put as much thought into the lighting as they do the materials and design of the space, I chose to use available light with only minimal flash in a few small areas that would otherwise loose detail. This avoided over-lighting that would destroy the feel that the interior designer created. By shooting in layers and combining in post I was able to control the mixed colors of fluorescent, LED, daylight and flash.

It’s great to work with talented designers and this interior design photography project was a pleasure to work on.
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Delivery room at the Beaumont Hospital Natural Birthing Center

Delivery room at the Beaumont Hospital Natural Birthing Center

 

Bath tub in the delivery room at the Natural Birthing Center

Bath tub in the delivery room at the Natural Birthing Center

Waiting room at the Beaumont Hospital Natural Birthing Center

Waiting room at the Beaumont Hospital Natural Birthing Center

Hallway at the Beaumont Hospital Natural Birthing Center

Hallway at the Beaumont Hospital Natural Birthing Center

 

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Interior Photography of Haworth reception area

Interior photography of Haworth reception area

Two interior photographs of the of the reception area at One Haworth Center in Holland, Michigan. Both of these photographs were shot on the same evening during a three-day interior and exterior photography shoot. The 2 photographs were taken about an hour apart during a period when I was exploring the reception area for interesting images. This was a great project for an interior photographer! It is a beautiful and interesting building and I was given full, unrestricted 24-hour access to the space during the three days that I was shooting there.

Because Haworth is know for the quality and design of their office furniture, it was only natural that the design of their new facility reflect that same sense of high quality and cutting edge design. Turner Construction and Perkins+Will Architects worked together to produce and incredible workspace that is as beautiful as it is functional. Photography by architectural photographer Curt Clayton. ClaytonStudio.com

Interior photography of Haworth reception  desk at One Haworth Center in Holland, Michigan. Photographed by architectural photographer Curt Clayton

 Interior photography of Haworth reception area at One Haworth Center in Holland, Michigan. Photographed by architectural photographer Curt Clayton

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