Some of you may remember the amazing photography of David Lauer featuring some stunning mid century modern homes and interiors. David and I have been emailing back and forth about his work and hopefully we will be able to enjoy his skills here on Plastolux on a more regular basis.
David recently shot a house in Denver Colorado for Modern In Denver magazine, I asked David to share his approach to this modern remodel.
“I always scout a project first to see how the light is interacting with the space and to develop a preliminary shot list. We wanted the front elevation shot for the cover so I knew it had to be special. Sometimes you just have to be patient… I had almost giving up shooting that evening because of heavy cloud-cover. I was conversing with the homeowner and noticed sun starting to break out. I hurried out front to my established shot and I had about a 3 minute window where the perfect warm, sunset light came over the house. I was pretty happy… and the dogs posed nicely. I later got a shot of the women in the windows and combined the exposures in post. ”
“I often like to get people in the shots (and dogs) to interact with the space and activate the photo.”
“Manually combining exposures is often necessary to preserve the natural lighting and balance it with artificial lighting.”
“The backyard called for early morning low light. The trees created fantastic dappled light and shadow.”
“It was a very cool house to shoot. It’s in a neighborhood of all custom built mid-century homes but this one is extra special.”