Big homes like this are a rarity in Southern Minnesota and this 14,000 sqft “castle” in southern Minnesota built to entertain. This was the first home I photographed for Deichman Construction, who was using these images to compile a regional magazine to promote their work. You can view the magazine below. Some of the details of this home include a two-story library inside of a stone turret with an iron spiral staircase connecting the two floors, tudor styled latticework windows, drive through porte-cochere, 18 seat dining room, and full indoor gym.
Last week, I featured some of the photos of the Northern Lakeside Home. From the photos, you probably have a pretty good idea as to what the space looks like. Maybe even how it might feel to be in the home? That is one of the main goals I have when it comes to interiors and architecture photography… to document the space in a way that makes the viewer want to step inside.
This was not a commissioned project. As I was traveling in NYC, I made arrangements through a personal connection for access to this beautifully designed penthouse. I had roughly 30 minutes to make as many images as I could. This gallery is the result. I had no tripod and no lights. Every shot was handheld on my Sony A7III.
Another project photographed for ISG, this time a brand new staple to the Mankato, MN skyline. The Eide Bailly Tower in downtown Mankato features commercial, retail, restaurant, and event space.
Last week, I talked about storytelling with photos. This shoot was a perfect example how why storytelling is important. So what does storytelling have to do with photos of a fireplace? Well, how many times have you looked at a photo of a fireplace and had an emotional reaction to it like you get with a book or a movie? My guess would be never. Ok, maybe once – but probably not.
This past fall, I had the pleasure of working once again with Renae Keller on a modern home in Northern MN. We arrived 2 nights before the shoot as we had scheduled a scouting day the following morning. I prefer to do a scout on each shoot as it helps me to pre-visualize the shoot day and helps things run smoothly – allowing us to maximize the amount on time spent shooting.