Andrew’s process of photographing architecture is one of intrigue and collaboration.
He is adamant that the more he knows about how a subject came to be, the more likely he is to identify or tease out special moments and create images descriptive of the ideas and design, with strong spatial feel and atmosphere.
Generally occurring towards the end of a project’s cycle, this begins as a process of refining and question-asking that allows reflection and invites an outside viewpoint of the subject.
An initial meeting based around the discussion of ideas, plans and drawings allows an understanding of where a project has originated, and how it may have developed.
A scouting visit and further (re)questioning of this base of knowledge has Andrew beginning to conceptualise a ‘voice’ or ‘narrative’ for the assigned project, and identifying what may need to be planned to make the photographs he is beginning to envisage
The assignment is scheduled. The photographs are made.
A proof (or contact) sheet of photographs is provided for review and selection.
Selected photographs undergo ‘modern day’ craft in the computer.
Andrew encourages initiating this process during construction. It allows design reflection along with a descriptive understanding of spaces with differing textures and light – which are often remarkably beautiful.