Throughout my career, I have had the privilege to travel throughout the world to photograph amazing architecture and interior design for my clients. I have captured properties in 45 states and 10 different countries, in some of the most breathtaking destinations throughout the world. The breadth of my work covers a myriad of architectural and interior design styles. Each room I capture presents its own challenges and opportunities, requiring a fresh approach.
No matter the setting or situation, however, one thing remains consistent in my approach. In every room I approach, two overarching imperatives guide my work: context, and connection.
Great architecture and interior design mirrors the surroundings in which it is created. It is a part of the environment, not separate from it. So a room’s context is important to the story. As such, I work hard in the decisions I make about lighting and composition, to capture a room’s context wherever possible.
Context in an image, while necessary, is often not sufficient for an image to move the viewer. The audience must also feel a connection to the image. A great contextual image of a room can also be quite sterile. When I capture a room, I work to place the camera and the elements in the room in such a way as to invite the viewer in, place them in the room, change their role from observer to participant in the image.
Over the next 100 days, I will be sharing images of some of the great interior design and architecture I have captured throughout my career through my twitter account. My twitter handle is @esjphoto. You can follow me there or check out my galleries here on this site. Questions or comments are welcome below, or you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. A book to accompany this campaign will be available soon at blurb.com.