Shape Shifter, Dwell (November 2016)

NEW YORK, NY  – Photographing interiors, we get to see a lot of creative approaches to unique city spaces. In this loft, Frame Design Lab performed a gut renovation and solved problems of privacy and flexibility by introducing an architectural cube that easily converts from office to guest bedroom. Read more about this project in the November issue of Dwell on newsstands now.Shape Shifter, Dwell (November 2016) Shape Shifter, Dwell (November 2016)

 

Coastal Living Cottage

Saugatuck, MI – When you shoot editorial interiors, you often get to witness something quite special – you see how families interact, how they make themselves at home, and how the home really does reflect who they are. At this cottage of Gwen and Jay DeBruyn, shot for Coastal Living’s March color-themed issue, home is clearly where the heart is. Decorated by Gwen, along with her daughter Amber (they run local decor/design shop Bayberry Cottage together), the rooms surround you with bright colors, florals, and patterns — creating a very cheerful retreat for the many grown children and young grandchildren. We had the pleasure of meeting some of them, and everyone made us feel like extended family during our two-day shoot. See our Interiors gallery for more or read about Gwen’s inspirations at Coastal Living. All styling by Liz Strong.

CB2

NEW YORK, NY – For five consecutive days, we had the thrill of photographing the first apartment designed in real-time via Pinterest. The interactive campaign,  APT CB2  (for the home furnishings brand CB2), featured a different room and designer each day (Ross Cassidy, dining room; Caitlin Flemming, office; Athena Calderone, bedroom; Daniel Bear Hunley, living room; and  Justina Blakeney, rooftop deck). The designers guided the choices and determined placement of furnishings, but it was the people following the event online who voted on the CB2 items that were placed into the rooms.

We began each day framing up a time-lapse camera and determining its movement along a dolly track to capture every step of the room being decorated over a 12-hour span. With a second camera, we captured details throughout the day that were fed to Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook. The fast-paced nature of the live event required us to shoot hand-held for the most part – which allowed us to approach interiors more loosely than usual. Following the event, we had a more traditional locked-down shoot of the finished rooms. It was an exhausting, yet amazing experience — we thank all the people at Mother New York, STOPP/Family, and CB2 for inviting us on this magic ride. See our Instagram for some behind-the-scenes.

Ball & Albanese on Set APT CB2 Office

 

Ball & Albanese Shooting APT CB2 roof

American Photography 30

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV – The Greenbrier Resort is one of the South’s grand resorts with interiors designed by Dorothy Draper. Filled with floral prints and bold colors, it’s a true classic that we were lucky to shoot on assignment for Southern Living.   We are delighted to share that our above image of a staircase from the resort has been chosen for American Photography (AP) 30.

Reddymade Design kitchen

NEW YORK, NY – We’re proud to have photographed a Kitchen & Bath honoree in the Interior Design Best of Year 2013 awards. This stunning Reddymade Design kitchen is one of our favorite interiors to date. See the complete list of winners and honorees here.