I go to great lengths to do a pre-production walk through of all the projects I shoot because the effort pays off ten-fold.
Interior design is an experiential art form. My photographs share my experience of the project. I cannot share that experience while I am having it.
I feel it is important as an interiors photographer to do a pre-production tour of a project, preferably a few days before we shoot. This provides the specific benefits of:
• Having time to think about how to present the project
• Consult with the designer about styling an bring in specific styling elements
• Planning an effective and efficient workflow
Back in the early '90's, long before I moved to San Francisco I decided to always tour the projects I photograph.
If I cannot do so before the day of the shoot on my arrival I make the time to tour the project, form my first impressions and think through how we can create the best, most powerful images possible.