Michelle Ball, Director's PA, Thompsons Contracts
The interior and exterior architectural photography I produce is diverse. I work with a broad and demanding client sector. This includes architects, designers, specifiers, engineers, consultants, developers, property owners, agents and managers. Therefore, I need to consistently provide my clients with high quality, carefully considered architectural photography.
So, the images I deliver are detailed and empathetic. They also showcase the high standards of design, engineering, fixtures and fittings that have been employed.
I thoroughly enjoy architectural photography shoots and the challenges they bring. Having studied engineering, I fully appreciate the processes involved and the significance of the end results.
From commercial offices to industrial power stations. From themed restaurant chains to accommodating hotels. The nature of the architecture I'm commissioned to photograph is varied. Man made interiors and exteriors are carefully and thoughtfully designed, using all manner of architectural technology and materials. The interior and exterior architectural photography I produce needs to clearly represent that.
Buildings and their interiors are very often things of beauty as well as form and function. They interact differently with natural light at different times of the day. Interiors and exteriors interact differently again with artificial lighting after dusk. Light and dark, shadows, shapes, forms, symmetry, asymmetry and how they all interplay within a given environment is always unique. How we experience these spaces can often alter our perspectives and our moods.
That's the beauty of great architecture. Hence, it's important to capture the very essence of a building or interior in order to effectively convey this.
Therefore, as an architectural photographer, I'm required to pay particular attention to lighting, colours and textures. Also, there are the dimensions of physical scale and proportion to factor in to each carefully crafted camera frame. All this, while fitting in to whatever slots and slivers of available time there are to be had in often busy working environments.
For many years now I have been providing some clients with panoramic views of internal and external spaces. Each is 'stitched' together from a number of high resolution single frames. These, then produce single 'cylindrical' renders of buildings and landscapes. Because of the data cature of the individual frames, these renders can have file sizes comfortably in excess of 500mb. Hence, they can be enlarged to cover entire walls. This is how Nat West has used many of my panoramas, as part of their recent major nationwide branch refit.
"Toby can be relied on to get the job done in a timely and efficient manner while preserving client confidentiality." Jamie Richardson Director-Client Service, Blaze Communication
Paying particular attention to lighting, colours, textures, fixtures and fittings.
"If a picture paints a thousand words, then it’s true that a great photo is worth a book full. At the heart of any good communications piece, whether it’s online or printed literature, is excellent photography and that’s what Toby provides.
The strong images he produces help us to deliver great ROI for our clients and the quality enhances their brands. Scrimping on photographic budgets is a false economy of the highest order; good photography is so important and should be viewed as an investment.
Professionalism in front of clients is another great asset and Toby can be relied on to get the job done in a timely and efficient manner while preserving client confidentiality."
Director-Client Service, Blaze Communication
"Good morning Toby.
Thank you so much!
The photos are brilliant."
Director's PA, Thompsons Contracts