Today’s architectural photograph is a kitchen that took third place
in medium sized kitchen category of the 2012 NKBA Northern California Design Awards. I shot this project for three clients in 2010 for Melissa Nierman
of Rutt of Los Altos, Rutt Handcrafted Cabinetry and Viscusi Elson Interior Design.
This white enamel kitchen was a stylistic wonder, the lines were crisp and the presentation of the entire space was clean, sharp and energetic. I shot the project using available light and the HDR or tonemapping technique which has been my stadard approach to all my photography of architecture and interior design since December of 2008. Use of available light avoided the obvious complication of glare and hotspots on the extremely high gloss white enamel from supplemental lighting that is used in architectural photography such as strobes or hot lights. My experience with the HDR technique allowed me to bring out the critical details of the space while maintaining a natural and authentic representation of the space.
We kept styling elements minimal to maintain stylistic integrity with the design. We using color elements at strategic positions to help draw the viewer in and direct their eye through the image in the manner we preferred.