Saint James Paris
Hotel du Palais Royal
Hotel Photography- how do I do it?
I look for what truly represents each individual hotel. As a photographer I seek out the theme and view with the audience in mind. How the design, build, structure, style and service is delivered. As far as shots go it’s important to get a view of size and proportion where possible but not at the expense of the mood and ambience; these subtle factors can get lost with only wide angle views; the adage being less gives more seems appropriate. These give the viewer a more intimate view of what to expect.
Every architect has a vision, as does every designer, I look at how these themes interact and how one compliments the other. Often this is best captured in an abstract fashion. The photography instilling the concept from start to finish and where these two aspects meet.
The images below have been taken with a Canon 5D mk 2, Canon TS-E 24mm f3.5 Lens, Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 and in places a Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM. Most are taken with natural light, some bracketed, some lit; all factors are variable according to requirement, time, budget, environment.