Archive for the ‘Architectural Photography’ Category

Stylized New York City

November 30, 2010

There’s an app for that, right?

As much as it irks me that some people confuse access to technology with professional craft, I admit that the plethora of smart phone apps and ever-improving video and photo hardware has an overall positive impact on the consumer and professional image creation process. Apple’s iMovie ’11 is incredible, palm cameras can now shoot 1080p video and the recent crop of inexpensive image enhancement applications for smart phones can create instant art out of almost any camera phone shot. And with just a smidgen of talent at play, some pretty interesting results can be obtained.

I was recently on assignment in New York City and, being inspired by my architectural photographer Sean Deren’s cross-country imagery collection The South of America, I took some time to capture some iconic New York City scenery with my iPhone. I processed those images with Red Giant Software’s Plastic Bullet iPhone app and posted the results on the Digital Media Services Website.

The overwhelmingly positive feedback I’ve received on those images prompted me to create a new gallery using imagery from Tim Garbutt (of Dreamworks) and Sally Loesch, who accompanied me on the trip.

The results are presented below…

Paths through Central Park

Of an architectural wonderworld

Familiar orange seats

A few of the 9 million faces

Macy's motto...

Stairway to the depths below

City of contrasts

We were there...somewhere

A better view?

Parade namesake

Vintage style

Ferry waiter

Corner coolness

Looks like New York

Escalator of old

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Where in the world are you?

August 25, 2010

Our jobs as photographers and videographers allow us to travel quite a bit. Our interest in architecture and cityscapes provides us with a familiarity of numerous famous buildings and landmarks. I have a collection of abnormally large coffee table books with titles such as “Man-made Structures,” “The World’s Greatest Buildings” and “Architectural Wonders,” among others. Collectively, the Digital Media Services crew feel like we know the cities of the U.S. and parts of the outer U.S. pretty well. So, when I come across these online geography quizes, such as the one linked below, I’m never hesitant to take the challenge to validify my brilliance…

http://www.guessthespot.com/

For the record, I got 12 out of 16. I should have gotten a couple more.

I grew up around the construction business. My father owned and worked for various residential and commercial construction companies. Some of my first paying jobs were on construction sites. I had the pleasure of helping to construct a THX-approved AMC movie theater in St. Petersburg, Florida. It’s now gone in favor of a Long John Silvers. One time I had a near-death experience falling down a multi-story open stair well. But that didn’t quell my fascination with skyscrapers and other large buildings. Add to that the fact that I work with one of the most talented architectural photographers around (Sean Deren) and I guess it’s easy to see why my appreciation for architecture flourishes.

Following are select architectural shots we’ve compiled over the years. Some we like because the shot is well-composed and visually appealing. Some we like just because of the interesting location.

Leave a comment telling us which ones you recognize…

Architectural Example #1

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