This interior photography project was done several years back but it’s interesting for a couple of reasons. Dr. Russell Craig, the owner of Aviora Medical Spa 20 miles north of Detroit in Clinton Township, Michigan, is a board certified plastic surgeon. He also designed Aviora Medical Spa, has his own line of skin care and beauty products under the Aviora name and he runs triathlons in his spare time. At the time of the photo shoot Dr. Craig had just been informed that he had qualified for the Iron Man Triathlon in Hawaii. Can you say “over achiever”?
My assistant and I began the interior photography after the spa had closed for the day. Dr. Craig, who takes an active role in all aspects of his business, was with us the entire time to approve camera angles and to help with propping the rooms for photography.
The lighting in the spa is quite nice and we needed very little supplemental lighting for this project. A couple of the views required the use of a Lowel Fren-L 650 and a Lowel DP with a silver umbrella for fill, but for the most part the lighting was very simple. We wanted to keep the mood of the lighting just as Dr. Craig had designed. For an interior photographer, this was a very different and interesting project.