Road Trip

Saint John The Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church

Saint John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic church is nestled among the trees in the catskill mountains located in upstate New York.  Working in the traditional timber block work style of the Ukrainian Carpathian Mountain highlanders, construction began in the early 1960's using cedar logs imported from British Columbia.  Five structures in total exist on the church grounds including the belfry, entry gate, parish hall, and parsonage.  The bell tower houses a 2000 pound bell from Italy and a second one from Holland.  The detail of the design and construction and the beauty of it's surroundings make this church a pleasure to behold. UKrain_Baptist_01_Wip1

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The Beautiful Planters Inn

One of Charleston SC's most beautiful boutique hotels is the Planters Inn.  We photographed this charming inn nearly 8 years ago and were honored to be asked to shoot it again when they completed their recent renovation.  Planters is a member of the ultra-luxurious Relais & Chateaux hotel group.  It was fantastic working with the Planters team again and we look forward to more opportunities to do so. TBH1303_314_ProprietorSuite_BR wip1 TBH1303_401_GovernorsSuite_LR wip1 TBH1303_403_PenthouseSuite_BA wip1 TBH1303_403_PenthouseSuite_BR wip1 TBH1303_403_PenthouseSuite_Terrace wip1 TBH1303_404_GrandKing_BR1 wip1 TBH1303_405_PlantationKing_BR2 wip1 TBH1303_Foyer wip1

Firekeepers Casino Hotel, Part 1

We recently completed a fantastic project photographing the Firekeepers Casino Hotel in Battle Creek, Michigan.  It took a full week to photograph and hotel staff were extremely helpful and a lot of fun to work with.  We love doing big projects like these.  We'll roll out images from the project over the next few weeks.  Stay tuned for more, and let us know what you think. AF_Blog_Firekeepers_One_01

 

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Gehry in Cleveland

Architect Frank Gehry is famous for his unique brand of architecture, often comprised of flowing and twisting sheets of metal on a building's façade.  The Peter B. Lewis Building at the Weatherhead School of Management in Cleveland Ohio is a great example.  It mixes Gehry's signature metal with more traditional brick and is eye catching from every angle.

Cherry Picking The Shot

Sometimes to get the right point of view for an exterior shot we need to get ourselves up in the air. On this shoot for Diamond Beach Resort we rented a cherry picker (also called a boom lift) to get up above the pools.  This bird's eye view gives us the best angle of the resort. Don't worry, it was a little sturdier than it looks. Attic Fire in Cherry Picker at Diamond Beach Resort

Eric and Jeremiah harnessing up for the cherry picker.

Eric of Attic Fire in Cherry Picker at Diamond Beach Resort

Diamond Beach Resort from the cherry picker.

Diamond Beach Resort from the cherry picker.