” Andre photographed a new home that I designed and built myself which went on to win two ADNZ regional design awards. Photography is a huge component of the design awards entry and Andre’s work was exceptional in presenting the house in the best way possible. Not only were the final images beautiful and of excellent quality, but Andre was a pleasure to work with throughout the entire process. If you are considering hiring Andre you will be getting a passionate, knowledgeable and creative practitioner and I would highly recommend his service. “
– Mike Holmes/ Holmes Architecture
While I hesitate to assign definitions to a style or genre or photography, loosely put it’s the photography of a built space (exterior or interior) to showcase its design and function in order to describe and illustrate the architect or designer’s intent when creating it.
Architects, architectural designers, builders and property developers who wish to showcase their designs and builds to potential future clients and/or for entering industry awards such as the NZIA and ADNZ awards. In addition, the hospitality industry such as hotels, resorts, restaurants and cafes often need high end photography for their marketing material. Residential, commercial, public or industrial – no matter the type of building or its use case, I have the experience and skills to photograph it in its best light (pun intended).
Photographing a unique and carefully designed space is not just about providing raw visual information. It is about telling a story, giving a sense of the purpose and character of said space and taking into account the surrounding environment and how that influences and complements the design. Keeping these principles in mind, I use a strong graphic approach to create images that are compelling to look at through paying special attention to composition and the quality of light. Each photograph is carefully crafted with a clear purpose, taking a considered approach while at the same time being able to quickly and instinctively react and adapt to whatever unfolds in the moment, with creativity and curiosity. In addition to carefully capturing the images, a considerable amount of time is spent in post production, often exceeding the time spent on site photographing, yielding rich and vibrant, yet true-to-life results that are ready for publication in any high end magazine.
Based in the northern suburbs of Wellington city, I am well positioned to cover the wider metropolitan area, all the way from Seatoun in the south to Porirua and the Hutt Valley to the north. I often work further afield in the neighbouring districts of Wairarapa and the Kapiti Coast. Furthermore, I am available for assignments anywhere in New Zealand.
Creativity and technical skill is paramount to my photography. A good photographer can create compelling images with any camera and I subscribe to that philosophy. That is first and foremost. But tools do make a difference to quality, efficiency and creative potential so in the end I use the necessary tools to get the job done, whatever the requirements. Utilising the latest in DSLR and mirrorless technology, combined with an extensive selection of lenses, including specialty tilt-shift lenses, I am able to choose the best set of tools for any given assignment. Furthermore, as a certified drone pilot, I am able to easily and legally operate my drone in locations not suitable for non-certified operators. This is critical in my city of Wellington, for example, where much of the city is inside restricted airspace. In addition to operating a drone, I have the capability to shoot elevated in situations where drone use is not permitted or when conditions do not allow for it. Utilising a custom modified 8 metre telescopic fibreglass pole, mounted with a state-of-the-art camera, I am able to capture high quality elevated images of your build, no matter the conditions. Generally speaking, I prefer to use natural light as much as possible in my photography but I have a few tips and tricks up my sleeve (including adding my own artificial light through portable studio strobes) to modify the existing light, when it is less than ideal.
Pricing is based primarily on the time commitment and the number of images required. Contact me for more information, you might find it surprisingly affordable.
“…in all honestly we don’t know how we would have done it without you. Your communication with both us and the clients has been so so impressive and we realise how much of your time this has taken up. I can’t speak highly enough of what a pleasure it is to deal with a supplier like you. The photos are fabulous and we are so pleased with the wide variety we had to choose from, and how well you understood what we were trying to achieve. The amount of time and effort you put into delivering such a high quality result was really appreciated… We certainly won’t hesitate to use you again and will be recommending you far and wide!”
– Susie Mackie/ Mackit Architecture
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