Its been awhile since I posted any of our architectural work. What I enjoy most about shooting architecture is responding to the design of a building and the interesting elements that present themself. Take a look at a recent house Lucas Boyd and I shot, City to Surf on Habitus Living. As I was shooting this spectacular house (designed by Brewster Hjorth Architects) I remember thinking you'd feel like you were on display living in a house like this. But after spending a few hours in the house I decided you wouldn't really care with panoramic views of the ocean from most rooms!! You really felt that you were part of the environment being in this house.
Affinity. Closeness. Longing for connection. These shared experiences are what elevate our lives beyond mere existence. Good or bad, they are the muse for poetry, the rhythm of music, and the ‘heart’ in our heart. This body of work is about exploring just that: our humanity seen through how we connect with something outside ourselves. That moment when we bare our souls and open our hearts.
I shot the new AIPM upgrade at Collins Beach at the North Head in Manly a few weeks ago with Brewster Hjorth Architects. It's a stunning location and the design reflects the Institutional, Military and Police Heritage of the site whilst minimising the impact on sensitive ecological zones. [slideshow]
For history buffs, the site was established in the early 1800’ s as a sailors quarantine base, in 1960 the Seaman’s Isolation Hospital was converted to a police training centre. It sits adjacent Arthur Phillip’s first landing-place, it includes original heritage structures and an archaeologically important roadway built to carry cannons to North Head. The site is home to the last North Head Penguin rookery and Banded Bandicoot habitat.