interior & exterior photography issue 3 Apr 2009Featuring creative talent and services from the most interesting industry sectors
Photo Andres Gomez
747 Studios specialises in interior, product and catalogue photography. The studios have been working for over seven years with an exclusively digital workflow, including all photo processing and lithography.
747 combines the flexibility and efficiency of a large-scale studio with the quality standards of first class, individual photography.
Six photo teams can work simultaneously over 1,200 sqm of studio space. Clients including Impressionen, Bauknecht, Parador, Kludi and Villeroy & Boch have enjoyed, and continue to trust, the many years of experience and flexibility offered by the team at 747, who work to guarantee total production security and extensive shooting possibilities.
Czech photographer Ales Jungmann is based in Prague. He has focused on architectural photography for more than 10 years since finishing his studies at the film and television faculty at the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU).
Ales has worked on commissions for architects studios including Jestico+Whiles, Chapman Taylor, Kempinski and Hilton Hotels, and editorial clients The Architectural Review and Interior Design.
In 2004, he was awarded a QEP certificate (architecture specialisation) by the Federation of European Professional Photographers.
Interiors photographer Alex Hayden is based on the west coast of the US and has worked for global advertising clients such as Home Depot, Best Buy, Tommy Bahama, Swiss Army and Epson.
When he's not shooting advertising campaigns he enjoys working with architects and designers to document their work, as well as with various shelter magazines.
Known for his amazing ability to "create natural light", Alex is inspired by solving problems visually and creating realistic and often ethereal images. He enjoys exploring the shapes, textures and dimensionality that light creates as it fills a room.
Bringing passion and years of experience to his photography, Brad Feinknopf works closely with clients to provide incomparable quality and a great shooting experience. After studying design at Cornell University, Brad assisted Richard Avedon, Robert Mapplethorpe, Arnold Newman and Joyce Tenneson in NYC before returning to Columbus to pursue his passion for photographing architecture.
Understanding architecture comes naturally to Brad as both his father and grandfather are successful architects. This has lead to wonderful client relationships with world-renowned architects such as Rafael Vinoly, Charles Gwathmey and Studios Architecture, amongst others. Brad's work has been honoured by ASMP and was included in its annual 'Best of ASMP' bulletin. His iconic image of the Boston Convention Center was featured on the cover of the Architectural Photographers' Sourcebook in the US and Russian editions.
As a frequent lecturer and active participant in professional organisations, Brad remains at the forefront of current photography trends and architectural issues. His work has been published in Architectural Record, Metropolis, PDN, Architecture Digest, VM+SD, Time, Fast Company, Book, USA Today and Sports Illustrated.
Egon Gade works out of Copenhagen for Danish and Scandinavian design companies. International design icons such as Bang & Olufsen, Fritz Hansen, Malene Birger, Danfoss and Montana are amongst some of his clients.
Simplicity best describes Egon's pictures. Growing-up in a country boasting famous designers like Arne Jacobsen, Paul Kjærholm and Hans J. Wegner has significantly influenced his work as a photographer.
Egon's career as a commercial photographer began in 1981. At the age of 22 he opened a studio in the centre of Copenhagen and began specialising as a still life photographer, which was rather unusual in Denmark at that time. His client list grew as he started working for companies including Carlsberg, Royal Copenhagen Porcelain and Georg Jensen Silver. During the 1980s and 90s, he became known in Denmark as 'The Beer Photographer'.
As well as working on many international campaigns, Egon has won numerous awards in the Clio Show, Cannes Lion and the Lurzers Archive, "200 Best Photographers".
Jerry Swanson is a superb architectural and interiors photographer. National and international clients benefit from the experience, creativity and dedication he brings to every project.
Trained at the University of Minnesota and Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, Jerry has guest-lectured in the University of Minnesota's design department and the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, MN.
He specialises in architecture, corporate, health care, hospitality, retail and education photography.
Jerry believes that communication and cooperation between photographer and client is imperative to the success of any project.
He is available for assignments throughout North America and Europe.
London-based architectural and interiors photographer Liz Artindale has just completed a major job for Sony Computer Entertainment. Photographing the company's gaming studios and local environments in the USA and Europe, the shoot took her from San Diego to Seattle, and from Amsterdam to Runcorn.
She also recently completed a number of retail projects, including the new interactive Barclays Bank in Piccadilly, a new shop in The National Gallery and the Grand Arcade in Cambridge.
Other commissions include new interiors at the New Zealand High Commission in London and an innovative redevelopment of Chessington College, Surrey.
She took time out last summer to go on a fantastic trip to Borneo and, despite the rain, fell in love with the orangutans!
Mike Caldwell specialises in location photography, travelling worldwide for design and advertising clients.
Mike's career spans the past two decades, shooting a wide range of subjects. From luxury resorts in the Caribbean to steel mills in Russia, his location experience is second to none and his client list - many of whom remain long standing - is most impressive.
Mike shoots using top-end digital equipment and has a multitude of lights and accessories to ensure the success of every shoot. Also provided is a dedicated location vehicle, complete with dedicated assistants.
For further examples of Mike's work, visit his new website.
Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Andrés Gomez Salazar had his first contact with photography as a marine biology student before leaving to shape a career in the USA.
He began learning photography at the Art Institute of Atlanta, receiving training in laboratory and lighting techniques as well as learning product, architecture and portrait photography. Andrés continued his studies at the Brooks Institute of Photography in California, from where he graduated with honours in 1997.
Showing his work in Colombia, Mexico and the USA, he has focused in different areas including fashion, architecture, people and landscape photography.
Now based back in Bogotá, Andrés uses his formal education to express himself artistically. Visit his website to learn more.
Ron Bambridge works in advertising, design and editorial. He has recently been shooting products on location, both inside and out.
Clients have included Selfridges, Matalan and Superdrug. Undaunted by his clients' requests, one particular brief from the St. James Group involved shooting a collection of exclusive bathroom ware in a series of dramatic locations. Photographs were used to illustrate a special limited edition book publicising a new multi-million Pound development in Kensington, London. The project took him from the Sahara Desert in Morocco to the top of a snow capped mountain near Mount Blanc and on to the Highlands of Scotland, where, after searching for and discovering just the right waterfall, his assistant and designer had the unenviable task of carefully placing by hand each bowl on its own rock.
Check the website for further examples of his work.