VisionEntriesArchitectural photography of retail spaces is more than creating images. This section is intended to showcase my procedures, thoughts as well as current and archived work. Please feel free to return again as this is frequently updated.

2015 RDI Awards Gala

I attended the RDI International Store Design Gala in New York city last week.  I was proud that two projects I photographed won numerous awards.  In the category of Specialty Food, Gourmet Grocer & Delicatessen, BHDP Architecture project Brothers Marketplace won a First Place as well as  an Innovation Award for Wayfinding, Signage & Environmental Graphics.

Another site I photographed, Lord & Taylor, Albany NY won a Show Window Innovation Award as well. 

A tribute to Rodney Fitch and the stories shared by designers he influenced was touching.  I worked at Fitch for nearly 12 years and had the pleasure of meeting him many times.  He was passionate about design and always had kind words.  My years at Fitch are a big reason of why and where I am today. 

I enjoyed the Gala as it’s always nice to see the great work being done within the retail design industry as well as getting together with the people that create it!

2014 Recap

2014 was in interesting year for sure.  I had the opportunity to travel to China, England, Scotland and Germany for Indigo Hotels as well as Montreal, Quebec, for Juno Lighting Group.   I visited New York City a few times for various projects including a few for various parts of the Macy’s $400 million renovation of its Herald Square site.  

Locally, I had the opportunity to work with the Wexner Center for the Arts on their 25th Anniversary Transfigurations Exhibit, photographing priceless artwork for their show book.  

A few projects I am particularly proud of from last year would include Macy’s Herald Square Women’s floor, various Lord & Taylor sites, Brother’s Marketplace, Avril, several projects for Luxottica and a cover for design:retail of Walmart to Go for API+. The year ended with Verizon’s Destination Store in Chicago for Chute Gerdeman.  And through all that I had the wonderful opportunity to earn my Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do with my son.  

Let’s hope 2015 is eventful and productive for everyone!

Avril

Iphone Art

These three images are examples of images that I recently had taken and worked on with my new Iphone 6.  There is something very soothing and satisfying in working images quickly, images become more spontaneous and free.  I worry less about each detail and focus more on each image as an overall piece of art.  Enjoy!

Iphone portfolio-skull

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Cacique

I just finished processing the files for Lane Bryant's Cacique Lifestyle concept prototype.  This Jersey City NJ, site creates a fashion forward branding experience with both active wear as well as intimate apparel.  

design:retail features API's Walmart to Go

The July issue of design:retail magazine featured a cover story I photographed for API+.  The Walmart to Go concept combined the big box concept that Walmart is known for with a convience appeal.  The challenge to this photo shoot was obviously the exteriors, which needed to be done during the magic moment when sunset combines with darkness.  Since the site was open, I had to work around a very busy gas station.  Combining several images together allowed me work around the traffic/people issues.  I was able to get the exteriors I needed before total darkness fell.

You can read the story here.