September 16th, 2007
Early last week I got my copy of AD in the mail and was particularly impressed by an article that Peter Aaron did the photography for. I was hoping that the AD website would include this sequence of images in the online version so I could do a post on it… and they did. I’m glad to see that AD has started putting most of their articles online. This is a case where putting the articles and photos online does not in anyway motivate me to not subscribe the the magazine. the printed images are bigger, more impressive and worth subscribing to the printed version.
One weakness of the AD website is the design of their slideshows. Each time a slide changes the browser re-frames the page to the top so it is annoying to page through a slideshow. You have to reposition the page for each image. Very annoying. I’ve given them feedback. I hope the fixed the problem. I’m surprised they would design a site this way. Oh well, they used to have very few of their articles online… now they have most of the articles and photos online, that is a big improvement.
Peter Aaron is fast becoming one of my favorite Architectural photographers. This series of images I think is particularly well composed and lit. As far as I can tell he has used minimal lighting. I can find very little evidence of any lighting. Of coarse that’s what good lighting looks like… it looks like the lighting is natural. Can anyone see what he is doing in the way of lighting? The image above and others in the sequence are beautifully done considering what the difference in brightness between inside and outside must be. The back of the shelf in the middle of the image above is almost as well exposed as the side of the building across the street. I is an overcast day which is the best kind of light for shooting this kind of space.
I also like the way he has taken a shot from one of the apartments across the street to give a high-angle context shot of the whole apartment and a twilight shot besides. A very will done shoot!