Architectural photographer Manchester
A short promotional video for a Manchester based housing client. This project, recently completed, involved the total strip out, renovation and extension of a suburban commercial property over the course of a year.
The video features a mix of traditional filming, short term timelapse photography and long term timelapse photography from 4 fixed cameras, 2 external and 2 internal.
A recent editorial photography assignment in Manchester tasked me with capturing Professor Lin Li, the newly elected President of the Laser Institute of America. He’s actually based at Manchester University, so not much glamorous travel was involved for this one.
It’s funny how clients often have a very different idea to a photographer of what might make the best picture. Prof Li works with lasers, so I immediately got a bit giddy at the prospect of what might be involved, and the scope for some potentially great photos with various off camera lights beckoned in my imagination (if you’re a photographer reading this you probably know what I mean). However, the final brief was to mainly capture the subject walking and waving to camera, against a plain-ish backdrop so he could be cut out in post and placed on a black background. So we ended up with the shot you can see in magazine above. Not the most exciting picture in the world granted.
You might not think it but it was actually very challenging to achieve this shot in the location we had to work with, and it’s exactly what the client asked for so they were very happy with it in the end. Happy client = happy photographer.
I wasn’t going to leave it at that though. This man works with lasers. And robots for god’s sake. So with the limited time we had I stuck Prof Li in front of the biggest bit of sciency equipment we could access on the day and went to my trusty bag of speedlights and coloured gels to pull off a few more hardcoresciencepics, and here’s one below. Personally I’d much rather have run with this one, but there you go…
Architecture + Detail Magazine
A few shots / scans from an architectural photography assignment that gathered some interest from A+D Magazine who licensed them for use in their latest edition, out now.
The original assignment was for Keppie Design with my images capturing external and internal aspects of their innovative pathology labs project at The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust.
You’ll be able to see more images in detail from this assignment on my new dedicated architectural photography and video website launching soon at:
Paul Tam. 1968 – 2016
One of life’s rare, kind, beautiful people. I’ll miss you bud.
Images from an interesting recent architectural and interior assignment in Liverpool. The client was a property developer and the two locations involved were very different indeed. The image above is from inside an ex-bank, now a grade II listed building housing a restaurant and accommodation in the heart of the city. The image below…
…is an ex council block, now being refurbished and mainly used for student accommodation.
These are just a couple of many shots from the assignment, look out for these in detail and more soon on my new dedicated architectural website. My favourite shot from the assignment is the one below. Unfortunately here on my blog it’s only 550 pixels wide so it’s done no justice whatsoever, but there you go. This was taken from the top of the tower block above at dusk on a miserable rainy evening. It’s 7 shots stitched together in post to create a huge panorama of the Liverpool city skyline. The amount of pixels and sheer detail in the full size image is immense, and you’ll just have to take my word for it that it looks bloody fantastic…
EDIT: you can now see a larger version on my main website here
More after the jump…
A short promotional video for my construction client ISG, detailing the recently completed Whitworth Art Gallery project in Manchester. The works began back in 2012 and comprised extensive restoration, remodelling and extension resulting in a building that is thoroughly transformed.
If you are a construction or architectural company and would like to promote your services with creative video, stills photography and time lapse photography, get in touch to discuss the details.
Preview some of my Architectural photography of the (mostly) completed project on my short blog post here. Look out for these in full, plus many more architectural projects on my dedicated architectural website, launching soon.
Front cover shot and part of the inside spread from a recent editorial photography assignment in Yorkshire. My client was from the Swedish Oil industry, and the story was about the current impact of social media in their business. This is the English version of the mag (and no, I don’t know what napthenics means either…)