Waves Apartments and Chapel Wall

Waves Apartments and Chapel Wall

At left, the glass balconies of the WAVES Apartments designed by Michele Saee, an image planned and timed carefully to illustrate the context of the building – its proximity to the Marina. I had the camera set up on a tripod on the roof of the building, and had gone to scout another location when I saw the sailboat coming. I had to run at full speed across the roof in order to arrive on time to capture this. Sometimes that's what it takes.

At right is the wall of the chapel at the Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the San Fernando Valley. I was upstairs photographing a hospital room when an assistant came to tell me the light in the chapel had finally arrived at the point I hoped it would. I had to break down my camera and run to the elevator and across the lower floor in order to get this on time.

Window Wall, High School #9

Window Wall, High School #9

Windows designed by Coop Himmelblau, and architecture firm in Vienna, at High School #9 in Los Angeles. All photographers of architecture must go to great lengths in post-production to deal with the contrast ratio created by sunlight visible in a window, so the detail isn't lost. But this is not always the best choice to make. In this case, what was outside was a parking area and signage that I didn't want in this photograph. So in this case, it was a matter of deliberately allowing the detail to be lost.

Light Modulating Fins

Light Modulating Fins

Specially designed fins to modulate direct sunlight in classroom windows at the International College of Beirut, Flansburg Architects of Boston Mass.

Light Modulating Fins

Light Modulating Fins

Specially designed fins to modulate direct sunlight in classroom windows at the International College of Beirut, Flansburg Architects of Boston Mass.

Window and Panel Treatment, High School #13

Window and Panel Treatment, High School #13

My client wanted to show the way the exoskeleton of the building was employed here to show off the window setback and metal paneling.

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Wood Panelling Detail

Wood Panelling Detail

Interior paneling detail, Pasadena City College Center for the Arts auditorium. This exquisite treatment of the interior paneling was done by the Design Director for my client. The paneling sections, instead of the standard rectangle, were parallelograms, so the vertical lines around the acoustical panels surrounding the stage followed those slanted lines.

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