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Recent Work

Land House by Omas:Works

This was a great Project to shoot. Most residential assignments we shoot, consist of a one day shoot. So when Brian (architect) called and suggested we stay overnight to catch the morning light, it was hard to refuse. Most memorable moment: Sitting by the fire gazing at the night sky (while drinking beer).

From The Architect: "A year round cottage minutes from Georgian Bay in Meaford, Ontario, this house derives its form and space from the simplicity of a traditional gabled dogtrot, a typology familiar in the southern US, but less so in northern climates.  With the sleeping areas to one side of the breezeway, and the living to the other, the 16foot square opening in the centre of the house provides the Owner with an outdoor living room that keeps them intimately engaged in their environment. The house sits on the brow of a clearing adjacent to wetlands and a winding ravine." 

2014 - A year in review

2015 is already here, and as I gear up for the coming winter photo-shoots, I decided to look back at the past year and to highlight 12 projects that I really enjoyed photographing.  I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with some very  tallented people and I look with great anticipation and excitement as 2015 starts to unfold. These images carry with them many moments that together speak of the experience of being an architectural photographer. While we all experience frustrating episodes of sleepless nights, long flights, hours of post, early mornings, late evenings, weekends, dusting, waiting for the light, missing the light, getting eaten by mosquitoes, sinking in mud, cleaning lenses, looking for a place to eat at 10pm in the middle of nowhere, getting lost in Muskoka on way to a shoot…. it is important to pull back, look at the big picture, and to appreciate the trust we are given by our clients to record and interpret their work.

Recently Published

Few of our projects, were recently featured on Archdaily:

    Pilot Coffee Roasters by   Williamson Chong   was featured in the June issue of   Azure

  Pilot Coffee Roasters by Williamson Chong was featured in the June issue of Azure

Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre, by   CS&P Architects   was featured on the cover of   Construction Canada Magazine  , April 2014 issue.   The article also included photos of the Chingaucousy Park Picnic Shelters we photographed last fall.

Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre, by CS&P Architects was featured on the cover of Construction Canada Magazine, April 2014 issue. The article also included photos of the Chingaucousy Park Picnic Shelters we photographed last fall.

Block Magazine featured our photos of McCain Foods new office space design by SGH Design Partners

The magazine also included some behind the scene moments captured by their staff photographer