Architectural Photography - Part 1 of 3
Can you say Chicago Illinois? That is were I got my appreciation of architecture. As a boy I lived in the town of the Glass House, in Downers Grove Illinois. My mother was an interior designer in Chicago. My father, and Grandfather where both in the furniture business my whole childhood. I was living and breathing design. I remember as a kid getting to take off school to go to the famous Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago with my mother. As a boy I would construct furniture, and study woodworking. In high school I studied architecture.
I have also built homes, as assistant to carpenters, and various other construction people. As a photographic assistant I worked for two of the best Architectural Photographers in the world Al Payne in Phoenix, and Hedrick Blessing in Chicago.
In the mid 1980’s Phoenix was a Gold Town for Architectural Photography. That is why I came to Phoenix Arizona. As an Arizona Architectural Photographer I have enjoyed every moment of it. My first big clients where Associates In Architecture And Design. They would fly me around the nation photographing restaurants, and airport stores. My next biggest client was Don Carstens Design, fate would have Don move in next door to me in the early 1980’s, we would go on to photograph famous restaurants like Mastro’s.
Through my almost 30 year architectural photographer career I have photographed homes for many of the biggest home builders in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Like Del Web, KB Homes, Trend Homes, Homes By Dave Brown, Maracay Homes. Also I have done an incredible amount of pool photography, My first big client was Paddock Pools, Blue Wave, Hawaiian Pools. I have also photographed a lot of architecture as an Arizona Editorial Architectural Photographer for magazines like Phoenix Home and Garden, Phoenix Magazine, Arizona Foothills Magazine.
1.) Phoenix Cardinals Stadium
As an Arizona Architectural Photographer this was one of my favorite assignments. I received a called from a company out of Pittsburg Pennsylvania that manufactured the tiles for the New Phoenix Cardinals Stadium. Their name was Centria. Architectural details are my favorite type of architectural photography. The Cardinals Stadium is located in Glendale Arizona.
2.) Phoenix Cardinals Stadium
Another architectural photography detail of The Phoenix Cardinals Stadium.
3.) Arizona State Capital Building
This was a article I photographed for Phoenix Magazine as a Phoenix Architectural Photographer on the remodeling of the State Capital.
4.) Phoenix Cardinals Stadium
Another fun image for the manufacture of the aluminum tiles.
5.) Fortune Magazine
This architectural photograph was taken for the revitalization of phoenix , and there architecture. As a Arizona Architectural Photographer I have photographed many stories for hundreds of magazines on architecture.
6.) Phoenix Manufacturing Company
This image was for a corporate brochure to illustrate heat.
7.) Arizona Highways
This was a architectural photograph taken for Arizona Highways.The story was about the new phoenix library. As a Phoenix Architectural Photographer I have been fortunate to work for their amazing publication.
This image was part of a series of Architectural Photographs I took down in Sonata Mexico for a Annual Report for Cushman Wakefield. As a Tempe Architectural Photographer I have photograph many architectural projects in many foreign countries.
9.) America West Airlines
This was part of a Annual Report for the old America West Airlines
This was part of a series of architectural images that I photograph for Disney.