It was a chilly January day when I drove to Milton for a commercial architecture shoot of the new building at Camp Precast Concrete for Neagley & Chase Construction Co. The combination of fresh snow, blue sky and the light gray of the building made for some crisp exterior shots. Despite it’s industrial function, primary colors added some visual interest throughout the building including the huge yellow Demag 20 ton cranes, the massive orange mixer from Advanced Concrete Technologies and the cobalt blue steel railings. As with many N&C builds, the integrated systems are built with both efficiency and graphic design in mind which adds another layer of visual dimension.
Inside the space was cavernous and I was glad to catch a worker walking through one of the shots to add some scale.
Buildings…of any kind… can become sculptural when you can isolate the graphic elements at play. The white silos really carved into the deep blue sky.
The mixer was huge and when looked at as a whole was a very complicated looking piece of machinery. I found this shot by aiming straight up. I liked how the orange pipes and blue railing in the lower left created some leading lines in this image.
It’s hard to add lighting in a space of this scale. Sometimes the best solution is bracketing exposures to cover the whole tonal range and then combining them in post production.
The kitchen space was pretty basic, but by shooting from a one point perspective the viewer can be visually pulled into an otherwise blank space.
Even in commercial spaces…and sometimes especially…it’s important to grab some details. It can add dimension to the overall image collection and in the case of really big spaces it can express a spaces true function.
Stina Booth is a commercial architecture photographer based in northern Vermont available to shoot in Vermont and throughout New England. Services include residential, municipal and commercial projects. To inquire about having your project photographed contact me.
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