journal

  1. Bundwerkstadel featured on ArchDaily

    31 Mar 2020
    For the past several weeks, Covid-19 has been impacting every aspect of our daily lives. The media coverage about the virus is inescapable, filling my thoughts mostly with negative emotions. I say mostly, as many positive stories of individuals as well as communities continue to unfold, as they attempt to…

  2. Sharing photoshoot fees to save costs

    29 Mar 2020
    Cost-Sharing programme for photographing projects.  Architectural projects require teamwork from an array of construction disciplines. The architect, interior designer, structural engineer, mechanical and electrical engineers, landscape designer, developer, and all the individual trades that are involved in the construction and surface finishes are all integral to every project.  Upon completion,…

  3. House 195 - Lifestyle Motifs

    12 Mar 2020
    I admire the choice of materials in the interior of this family house — a balanced and pleasing contrast to the eye. The colour of the floor has a dark reddish tone to it, offsetting the vertical elements of pale wood, concrete and white-painted walls.  Working in collaboration with the…

  4. House 126 - Unexpected Weather

    27 Feb 2020
    Both of the two houses possess the same conceptual design and built with the same materials, yet are entirely different from one another in terms of spatial arrangement and user experience. Stacked off-white cubes sit on top of a black 'skirting' that envelope the houses. Larger windows sit between the…

  5. Grocery Shopping in Weyarn

    19 Feb 2020
    Leupold Brown Goldbach Architekten have demonstrated their creative capabilities by building something quite remarkable in Weyarn. Last year the Munich-based architects had completed this contemporary supermarket, which is part of a broader mixed-use development in the small Bavarian town.  During the shoot, the project architect Lukas Ebert gave me an…

  6. Conscientious Preservation in Maxvorstadt

    11 Feb 2020
    For a while now, I had thought that if I had the choice, I would want to renovate over building new. I am not sure why exactly, but it has probably got something to do with identifying the ever-evolving story behind an existing building.  In desperate need of renovation, Jacob…

  7. House 3110 – Traumhaus

    27 Jan 2020
    All the tiny hairs on the back of my neck stood on end the moment I walked through the entrance door. A sight of unexpected grandeur greeted me. The staircase and red-glowing pendants led my eye up to the top of the double-height space. A gallery bridge links the bedroom…

  8. How I Took This Photo #1

    25 Jan 2020
    A fair amount of planning goes into the most important compositions. Daylight conditions, adding or subtracting light, camera position, choice of lens focal length, staging and models are all considered aspects.  The open living space that spans the width of the ground floor is the most notable feature of the…

  9. One for the diary: Traumhaus on Bayerischen Rundfunk

    21 Jan 2020
    I had the pleasure of photographing this insanely beautiful house near Munich towards the end of last year. The architects, DOMO Architektur, feature in “Traumhäuser” on Bayerischen Rundfunks tonight at 22.30. It will also be available on their Mediathek, if you miss it the first time around. BR Mediathek: https://www.br.de/mediathek/video/traumhaeuser-ein-haus-mit-garten-av:5e00bd3b37f3d4001a8f4885…

  10. Moosach School: Seasons and Photography

    19 Jan 2020
    Seasonal weather conditions can play a role in the outcome of any set of photographs. Colour, depth and atmosphere characterise the impression of an architectural project. Although the new school in Moosach remains absent of any landscaping, I had photographed for lbgo Architekten to capture the seasonal conditions. It was…

  11. House 612 – Dreamy Interior Design

    08 Jan 2020
    As part of a joint commission between f64 Architekten and Oskar Hoffmann, I had photographed the stunning interior of a house in Kempten, Allgäu.  The footprint of the house is multifaceted, creating unique internal spaces on every turn. The windows frame the surrounding nature, which is particularly outstanding in the…

  12. Your projects beautifully printed

    05 Jan 2020
    In preparation for my debut exhibition earlier this year, I immersed myself in the world of printing and framing and have consequently become absorbed in the craft. Establishing my business in a time where photography was and continues to be predominately digital, I immediately became excited to see some of…

  13. House 317

    30 Dec 2019
    For the past few summers, I have partnered up with my colleague and friend Jutta Geisenhofer to photograph homes built by Donaubauer Holzbau. We play separate roles for the Ingolstadt-based house-builders, Jutta deals with their communication design, and I deal with the photography side of things. During the warmer months…

  14. Photographing Architectural Models using wireless tethering

    23 Dec 2019
    For the second year running, Leupold Brown Goldbach Architekten have asked for a helping hand with their annual Christmas Card.  In recent months, I have taken a keen interest in learning product and studio-based photography. When LBGO got in touch, I enthusiastically took up the opportunity to photograph their vast…

  15. District 8 Interior Design Office

    19 Dec 2019
    At the heart of Munich’s Maxvorstadt district, a talented young team of interior designers have settled into their newly renovated offices. Last year District 8 Innenarchitektur completed the striking design of their studio and asked if I would photograph it. On arrival, visitors first enter the meeting room, which is…

  16. Modular Container Bistros

    10 Dec 2019
    Shuffling endlessly around trade shows can leave visitors with large appetites. Tasked with coming up with a functional concept, LBGO Architekten designed three modular catering units to serve the masses. Between the enormous halls at Munich’s Messe Complex are green ‘atrium’ breakout spaces. To adapt to various scenarios, the units…

  17. Fine Art Prints - Christmas Sale

    30 Nov 2019
    In June, I exhibited a collection of fine-art travel prints. The exhibition was titled Urban Habitat and was a success. Upon receiving several requests since the end of the show, I began building a print store in time for Christmas.  In celebration of its opening, I have decided to offer…

  18. Where it all began: Photographing Zumthor

    04 Aug 2019
    Rewind fifteen years, when I was still fresh-faced and figuring out what solid-and-void meant at architecture school, I became excited with the work of various past-and-current hero figures in the architectural world. The Swiss architect Peter Zumthor caught my attention in particular. The obvious attraction is in his work, he…

  19. House 161

    26 Jun 2019
    Even before the crack of dawn, Amlis and Anne-Sophie from lbgo Architekten greeted me at 5.30 am in central Munich. Fresh snow had fallen overnight, and with only two weeks into the new year, the sky was still pitch black. Our gloomy morning moods soon improved as the caffeine kicked…

  20. Vernissage Report

    12 Jun 2019
    The prints were hung, platters of food prepared and wine chilled. As this was my debut solo exhibition I had no idea what to expect ahead of the opening. Both nerves and excitement stirred, however, from the moment the doors were opened visitors began to trickle in and I was…

  21. Architektouren 2019 - Weyarn

    08 Jun 2019
    NEWS: The Bayerische Architektenkammer have selected the building as part of their open-door weekend on the 29th and 30th of June this year. (Project 63 in the Architektouren Booklet).

  22. Urban Habitat - Photography Exhibition in Munich

    22 May 2019
    If I were to define the style and methodology of my photography, it would be a difficult task to categorise it into a single genre. This is because I have an affection of two contrasting approaches, which happen to lie at either end of the photography rainbow. At one end…

  23. House 213 - Three Concepts Revealed

    05 Apr 2019
    Jacob & Spreng Architekten created this contemporary family house near Ammersee. The cubic structure and the steep slope intersect, arranged in a staggered formation to exploit the south-facing views towards the Alps.  On the day of the shoot, I met with Christoph Jacob, the architect who shared his ideas with…

  24. A winter portrait: FV2 Architektur

    16 Mar 2019
    On a chilly December morning, I met up with my friend and colleague Felicia Specht of FV2 Architektur for a portrait shoot. We met in the museum quarter of Munich as I knew there would be a handful of ‘architecturally interesting’ façades that I could use as a…

  25. House 179 in print

    09 Mar 2019
    Last autumn I photographed House 179 at Lake Starnberg in Bavaria, which was one of my favourite assignments to date. The architecture (by HHF Architects and Jacob & Spreng Architekten) has been exquisitely thought out and executed. It was also a bonus to be lakeside for some post-shoot ice-cream…

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