Last month, local architect Ben Jurin of Ben Jurin Architecture emailed me regarding a commission to produce a series of architectural photographs of a property he was overseeing the redevelopment of in Blackpool.
I offered a competitive quote to shoot a minimum of twenty high resolution photographs for use on his forthcoming website and marketing material. Although I’ve never produced this kind of property photography before, Ben had faith and commissioned me nonetheless. We arranged an evening when we could both meet, talk about the property and shoot the photographs.
The property itself is one of nine former guest houses that are being turned into three and four bedroom homes on Crystal Road in Blackpool. This house is part of a wider residential scheme to improve housing in the South Beach area and I was certainly impressed with the quality of the refurbishment as Ben and his wife showed me round.
As a creative person himself, Ben had a clear idea of what the photographs needed to show and how they should reflect his architectural vision. We worked together discussing ideas and shooting photographs room by room, with Ben clearing each image as we went along.
I have to say it was a first having a client approve each image in-camera during the shoot, but at least it meant we both knew we had all the right images in the bag on the day.
The shoot lasted a little over an hour and I spent around four hours in post-production completing the final series of photographs. I made a private online gallery for Ben to approve and here is what Ben had to say on seeing the final images:
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We are absolutely blown away with these pictures, they have actually exceeded our expectations! They are exactly what we asked for – many thanks for your time to really listen to our requirements (and patience!) and carry them out so efficiently with such outstanding results. – Ben Jurin Architecture