We made it back out to Soundwaves, a large scale indoor/outdoor waterpark designed by BLUR Workshop for Opryland in Nashville, this year before they opened up to the public to finish up our interior and exterior documentation of the project. One of the unique demands of this project was the complexity of the space, dynamic and engaging when in person, but hard to describe with ample credit in still images. While this pushed the photography to more creative means, favoring moments, inside and out of the park, that are clean and calm, it also opened up video as a possibility to document the ostensible experience of the spaces giving us the chance (and pleasure) to create some awesome videos!
Excited to hear Manuel Zeitlin Architects won an AIA for their KIPP college prep campus. The site was originally a family homestead (in fact, the family graveyard still rests within a stone throw from the rear of the building) which influenced the exterior design via overhangs and materials typically associated with barns of the era which were removed before construction. Capturing the exterior was all about showing off the use of the layering structures to control light throughout the day. We shot the interiors to showcase the use of bold colors to make the space more interactive, along with moments that reveal the relationship with external surroundings.
All in, a fun project to shoot and we came up with some fantastic images! Still working with the Fujifilm GFX combined with Hasselblad 50mm and shift adapter, Canon 24mm Tilt-Shift, and Mamiya 110mm.
Virgin Hotels opened up its Nashville location this year and BLUR Workshop out of Atlanta put us on the task to photograph the exterior of the project. One of our favorite aspects of the location of the hotel is how it seemingly appears out of nowhere offering a beautiful view of its northeastern facade between two conjoining roads which it sits in the middle of. Some of the surrounding buildings made for an eyesore and so also a good photographic challenge to minimize their effect on the imagery; however, we came up with some solutions that showcased the Virgin successfully.
Still shooting on my trusty Fujifilm GFX through, mostly, Canon 24tse glass.