Artefacto is a Brazilian furniture design company that is making a huge impact on the Miami luxury condo scene. They are not only in the business of selling high-end modern furniture to interior designers and private clients, but they design and furnish model units for some of the newest condo’s in the South Florida area. The project featured here is from Ocean House, a beautiful condo in a key location right off Ocean Drive on South Beach over looking the Atlantic. Given that the images from this shoot are going to be used in Artefacto’s advertising editorials, we had to give the final images the clean, neutral look that Artefacto is known for. Using professional photography lighting techniques and color correcting gels as well as strategic strobing effects to balance the outdoor day scenes, I was able to give myself a good head start for post production. The images from this shoot can be seen as double page spreads in Florida Design, Aventura Magazine, and many other South Florida periodicals.
In this commercial photography shoot for Audemars Piguet, a high-end Swiss watch dealer at the Shoppes of Bal Harbour in Miami, we focused on the interior features that make their new boutique so unique. The lighting under the main table gives it a futuristic feel and the illusion that it is floating, while in contrast the use of stone and wood elements and the tv screen rotating images of landscapes give it a more natural outdoors look. The little rock gardens with live moss are a really nice touch as well. From a professional photographer’s stand point this was a fun project the store was very well lit but we did hit a few accents of our own lighting to bring out some details.
In this small studio on Miami Beach the space was maximized by Architect Miguel Fernandez of 1d+d Studio Gallery. This project called for a few key vignettes shots which really brought this portfolio together. The uniqueness of this small project got a lot of big exposure on Houzz.com’s idea books. The detail shot with the quilted art was featured on Houzz for an article on patchwork as art, and the detail of the bed was also featured on Houzz for an idea book article on framing textiles on art. Both of these image were also featured on another Houzz article for a piece on 11 ways to remake a room with fabric.
This amazing Ft Lauderdale residences is accented by complex stone work and eclectic design elements by Equilibrium Interior Design. On the interior photography aspect hot lights were used to bring out the many architectural details and textures that this project had to offer.
In this traditional style interior design project by Roz Shuster Designs heavy lighting was once again featured to bring these spaces to life and given the nature of this shoot hot lights were once again my go to source of supplemental lighting. Architectural photographers who use hot lights know how crucial it is to use color correction gels to work with tungsten lights to often cool down the kelvin that the lights put out. This is the key to a light balanced final image.
Elemental is a strange eclectic boutique store on Lincoln Road which has since opened a location in Miami’s art district Wynwood. It is a retail store with the feel of an art gallery and I approached it as such when lighting it. Elemental carries unique trinkets and one of a kind pieces that interior designers are drawn to and I expect to see many things from this store as styling elements in upcoming interior and architectural photography shoots.
Roz Shuster Designs DCOTA installation for Luxe Magazine. This was my first opportunity to shoot for Roz Shuster Designs and their vignette really stood out at the exhibit. The use of neutral colors and modern style furniture is a typical look for Roz Shuster Designs. Roz is a South African Interior Designer who does a lot of work up in Boca Raton, Florida.
The Port Hole, a Key West style home off the Venetian Causeway by AJP Design Systems tied a nautic theme in with rustic Florida. This project lent some unique spaces for a professional interior photographer to navigate through. We got some awesome images for AJP’s advertising campaign.
This project for William Bernard Design Group was one of my first Architectural Photography shoots in South Florida. This shoot featured an iconic Plantation style house in the heart of Ft Lauderdale. The photography from this project was submitted to an interior design contest for ASID in which William Bernard Design Group took first place for Residential Transitional Design making me an “award winning photographer.” The first of my professional photography career. I could tell that working as a commercial photographer in Miami would be the perfect place for craigdenis.com to build a strong portfolio.
The exteriors from this project were featured on Houzz
Back in February I scored the opportunity to travel up to Long Island, New York …(where as some of you know I am from) to photograph this spectacular residence in Long Beach. This was my first time working with Erin from EMC2 Interiors and I had no idea what to expect. The nautical elements and vintage type furniture are a nice touch to Erin’s chosen color palette for this cleverly remodeled home. Check out www.craigdenis.com for more from this project.