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Posts tagged “architectural photography”

We were recently commissioned by luxury property developer Hedge Hunter to take a set of promotional photographs of their latest project, the stunning 'The Bridge' development of flats in the heart of Farnham, Surrey. The striking golden and cream building occupies an enviable position with views over the River Wey and the Gostrey Meadow public park, as well as having a large frontage onto the bustling South Street. 
 
The brief was to capture: external photographs of the development, showing how it nestles into the surrounding landscape; internal photographs and a Matterport Virtual Tour of one of their show flats; and a promotional film of the development. 
Architectural photograph of a stunning development of flats in Farnham, Surrey, called ‘The Bridge’
Horizon Imaging was recently commissioned to produce a set of promotional imagery to mark the opening of a luxury kitchen and bathroom design showroom in Mytchett, Surrey — Your Beautiful Kitchen. 
 
The brief was simple — they needed a set of beautiful photographs of their new showroom, an engaging promotional film of the showroom to give people a flavour of what it's like to visit, and finally a virtual tour to allow their website visitors to explore the showroom from the comfort of their homes. Ultimately, all this imagery will have the same purpose — to whet the appetites of the website visitors and to encourage them to come and visit the showroom!  
Architectural photograph of the Your Beautiful Kitchen showroom in Mytchett, Surrey
Sometimes it's the smallest projects which require the most care and attention when photographing them for your portfolio. Such was the case with this small kitchen extension that we photographed for Reading-based architects practice Tait Architects. 
 
The brief was to capture the extension from a variety of angles, from inside and out, both during daytime and at dusk to show off the internal and external lighting. This involved visiting the site twice on two separate days as the daytime shots had to be taken in the morning to get sun on the main rear facade of the house and extension, and the dusk shots ... obviously at dusk! 
Architectural exterior photograph of a residential extension in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
We recently finished one of our largest commissions, producing a comprehensive package of marketing imagery for a brand new care home that's just been built in the outskirts of Farnham, Surrey — Farnham Mill Nursing Home. 
 
Our client, MCS Construction, was justly proud of this incredible building and wanted 'the works' when it came to professional marketing imagery to be able to use on their website — we took drone aerial photographs, ground-level photographs both internally and externally, a Matterport virtual tour and we produced a short promotional walk / fly-around video of the whole site! 
Architectural exterior photograph of the brand new Farnham Mill Nursing Home in Farnham, Surrey
Last month we were commissioned to photograph a large residential extension of a stunning countryside property in Wormley, Surrey. From the outside the extension ... well, didn't look like an extension! — so well-executed was the design by Godalming-based MVL Architects. The extension consisted of a remodelled kitchen and open-plan dining area, and a large additional wing including a new entrance, utility rooms, washroom and study.  
 
MVL Architects asked us to fully document the extension from both outside an in which involved visiting the site twice to capture the exterior of the property in the most favourable lighting conditions — once in the morning and again in the afternoon. 
Architectural photograph of a residential extension in Wormley, Surrey
Last month we travelled up to Northampton to capture a set of promotional ground-level and aerial promotional imagery for builders merchants, Hevey Building Supplies, who had recently moved to a much larger and more impressive yard. 
 
The brief was to create a short film promoting the size of the site, the range of stock and also to capture the 'snake' of delivery lorries leaving the site at 7:15am sharp! We were also asked to take a set of promotional images across the site, both out in the yard and inside their warehouse and shopfront. 
Drone aerial photo of the Hevey Builders Merchants yard in Northampton
Over the past 18 months we have been working with leading interior design and fit-out firm, FIVE Interiors, to help them document some of their latest projects for their website and other promotional material. 
 
These have ranged from two finely crafted estate agents in north London and Hertfordshire, a stunning modern office re-design for an investment firm in Central London, and the redevelopment of a multi-floor office block in a listed building in the heart of Nottingham town centre. 
Architectural photograph of a bespoke interior office space in London W1 by FIVE Interiors
Earlier in the year we were presented with one of our most challenging projects to date — capturing a 300 megapixel architectural photograph from 5 metres above the Grand Staircase inside the UK Foreign and Commonwealth office! Never a company to turn down such a challenge, we eagerly accepted the project. 
 
The ceiling above one side of the Grand Staircase was in need of renovation and the only way to achieve this was to completely scaffold the area from floor to ceiling. However, as the Grand Staircase is one of the most beautiful and photographed areas of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) — and one that is often used as a backdrop for photographs of official visits — the FCO understandably wanted to keep the unsightly scaffolding hidden as much as possible.  
100% crop from a 302 megapixel architectural photograph from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London
Over the last few months we have been photographing a number of sites for digital marketing agency OneAgency on behalf of their client Bailey, specialists in roof and general building cladding products. 
 
The work involved capturing a mixture of ground-level and aerial imagery of a number of sites where Bailey's products have been used. So far we're only able to show photos from two of these projects, but we will be sharing more once permission has been granted. 
Architectural photograph of a block of flats in Clapham, London
In the lead up to Christmas last year (yes it does feel a long time ago now!), we were commissioned by the Bombay Sapphire distillery in Whitchurch, Hampshire, to take some architectural and candid 'people' photographs at one of their many Christmas themed events. 
 
The photographs had to capture the glitz and glammer of the venue (which had been especially decorated for the event), the guests enjoying both themselves and Bombay Sapphire's special cocktails which were flowing freely for the duration of the event (!), as well as the general ambience of the event — helping to convey what it's like to attend one of their functions. 
Event photography at the Bombay Sapphire Distillery in Whitchurch, Hampshire
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