“Trends Magazine Feature 2012”

Recently I had a home I shot on the East Coast featured in the New Zealand based magazine “Trends”. Trends has several titles….this project was featured in the Home & Architectural issue.

I originally shot the home for my long time client Stone Mill Log Homes. A remodel was completed about a year after. I was then contacted by Sherry Moeller from the PR firm Moki Media. Sherry represented Jim Rill of  Rill Architects who designed the home. Jim wanted to do a full shoot on the home now that the remodel was completed…..so back I went

We spent two days photographing the home and will admit it was one of the most peaceful and serene locations that I have ever been on. Hard to believe over one hundred years ago it was the site of several major Civil War battles…..Being a Civil War buff and a direct descendant of several relatives who fought in the war I tried to imagine what the sound of the cannons and the smell of the smoke must have been like……a truly difficult thing to do in a setting such at this.

“View Finder”

I shot this home last winter for my good client Daniel J. Murphy Architect and Nick Holgate of Holgate Construction. The project was located in my own neck of the woods Crested Butte, Colorado. It’s always a treat and very special when I get to work locally and not have to board an airplane. If you already don’t know,  the mountain behind the house is Crested Butte Mountain and the ski area. My kids can be seen every weekend riding like the wind on their snowboards down those actual runs. It’s a great place to call home base and raise a family.

After I shot the home I secured a magazine spread from my client Home Buyers Publication who ran a full feature as seen here in December 2011 Timber Home Living (this image actually ran on the cover of the magazine as well). Now if we only had snow like we did last year as seen in this picture…….

“Great Escape”

This home was shot on my run through the South and East Coast last fall. I was shooting for several different clients on this particular trip and spent fifteen days on the road shooting ten unique projects. This one was shot for my longtime and great client  Hearthstone Log Homes who are based in Dandridge Tennessee. This is one of three projects that I photographed for them on this particular trip. The home was shot for their marketing and portfolio materials. This project is also a perfect example of what we offer to our clients in terms of our relationship and dialogue with a dozen or so Shelter publications. After I shot the house and all the images were processed and delivered to Hearthstone I then submitted the home to Log Home Living and received interest from the Editor right off the bat. As you can see here  LHL ran a full feature on the home and in-return gave Hearthstone additional exposure and PR. I will be shooting for Hearthstone once again this coming fall in North Carolina, Tennessee and Arkansas. I look forward to sharing more images of their projects after this trip is completed!

“Labor of Love”

Here is a real interesting project I shot last Spring down in North Carolina for the magazine “Cozy Cabins”. This is actually a guest house that was an original 1800’s cabin that the owner came upon as driving home from the city. Guess the cabin was going to be torn down by the city and removed from its location so they could expand the freeway. The owner talked to the local officials and found out that the cabin was to be removed and condemned, but if he wanted it he could have it if he did all the work in removing the structure. Not only did he remove it, but he rebuilt it one log at time on his property in the country. He also found out from some of the old timers in the area that back in the day the cabin was owned by a pioneer family of ten. Yes ten people living in an eight hundred square foot cabin. No wonder the family had eight children. I guess it would be pretty hard not to bump into your wife from time to time in such a small space.

Being that the cabin was only eight hundred square feet it posed a real problem for shooting. Tight spaces as this one are very hard to find just the right composition as well places to hide your lights. The cabin was extremely dark and needed lot of lights to bring out the details. I went with hot lights and did all of the shooting in the evening and in the morning. One would think with such a small space that you would not need a ton of time to complete the shoot, but this was the reverse. It took a total of about nine hours to complete the shoot. One other note of interest. When I arrived at the house the rain was coming down in sheets. So the exteriors had to wait to the following day which brought the sun out for about an hour before if started to come down again. The great thing about the shoot is that the homeowners were kind enough to offer the cabin to me for my lodging. I spent two nights there. I now have just one more incredible story from my photography travels!

“Home on the Range”

I shot this particular home for two of my local clients Dan Murphy Architect and Pike builders. The Interior Designer was Susan Cohen out of LA. Susan flew out for the shoot and styled the interiors for us. She did a heck of job to say the least. The home is located in Ohio Creek and is set just below the Castles and Anthracite mountains. They say UFO’s can be seen at or around the castles. I have never seen one there myself. Local lore….? Probably, but up here at 10,000 feet you never know what you might see.

Anyhow this double page spread is featured  in the March 2011 edition of Log Cabin Homes. The entire home is awaiting approval from Veranda for a full feature. We will be keeping our fingers crossed it makes the cut……………..



“Reclaiming the Past”

This image was one of several  we shot of this particular home for our good client Sunlit Architecture (if you get a chance check our their new website). The exteriors of this home were very challenging to say the least. Not only was it ten below, but I was shooting my 4×5 film camera (yes I do know how to use one of those. Shot one for my whole career until about two years ago). Anyway the temperature being as cold as it was froze the gears on the camera so my ability to shift and rise (I know. Technical words) were very limited to say the least. To make a long story short I persevered (a lot of patience and determination goes into my photography, luck is rare in this type of work) and captured the shot you see here. The image is also featured on the cover of the magazine Timber Home Living December 2010 issue. A full spread on the inside showcases the interiors we shot as well as the house styled for Christmas. I am sure all of you long time locals out there will guess the location of the home. Drop me a line if you do!

Three Elements Timberworks

Recent ad featuring our images for Three Elements Timberworks  running in the latest issue of Mountain Living Magazine.