We approach each architectural photography assignment with a fresh sense of discovery. Our
goal...to produce visually exciting photographs that have a lasting
impact and usefulness. We expect every image to be inventive, independent and to complement our visual narrative of a building. The ideal is to make a picture that works for all: one that explains mass, form and space to the public and also one in which the architect recognises his or her own work. This approach creates images that quietly convey their information and atmosphere.
Looking for a UK Commercial Photographer? Adam Coupe Photography provides a range of digital commercial photography services throughout the UK for promotional, industrial, advertising and portfolio work for web and print use.
We get involved with a variety of commercial photography for a wide range of businesses who just know that they need to project their products, people or brand in a vibrant way to achieve a point of difference in their market. This is often studio photography involving product shot work through to advertising campaign images including lifestyle and people.
The projects featured provide examples of the quality and variety of images that customers receive as part of our commercial photography service. Call now to discuss your requirements and timescales on 079101 68536.
Construction photography often involves close liaison with design teams, contractors, manufacturers and the site team to achieve a result that often can only be achieved on one particular day. Adam Coupe Photography is familiar with coordinating this kind of activity across the broad construction team and you can be confident that those critical shots will be captured with minimal discruption to the project. Naturally construction photography involves being familiar with site safety and being aware of the correct PPE equipment. Our focus when on site is to come away with the best possible set of construction photography images possible - we don't expect a team of cleaners to prepare product installations before we attend. We take a practical approach and ensure that your products look their best in their surroundings.
Education Photography needs to be handled incredibly sensitively for obvious reasons. Being involved in the construction area of education photography involves avoiding students being in shot by working before and after school opening times and during holiday periods. We work with architectural practices who have a specialism within the education sector, main contractors and building product manufacturers who have been specified for school and college projects.
It is a sector where innovation has developed circular schemes with pre-school through to sixth form housed around one single circular courtyard (see Penn Wood School, Slough) allowing efficiences via shared resources. Another groundbreaking design approach has been used at Redland Green School by BDP. They have not only built the school into the top of a hill above Bristol, they have also introduced an airy, covered 16m high 'Street' that runs along the length of the building to act as a thoroughfare and meeting place for students.
FACE St Thomas's & Guys Hospital is a charity created to develop the user experience of patients, families and friends who visit this huge site. Colour coding schemes for different wings of the hospital, new signage and alphabetical listings of departments all help patients and visitors navigate this large site. Gracefield Gardens in Lambeth, Lewisham Children's and Young Peoples Centre, Catford and Ancoats PCT in Manchester all cluster social services and PCT functions together under the same roof as part of the LIFT Local Improvement Finance Trust programme to modernise primary care facilities that are good examples for health photography. The Orangery at Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital won a RIBA award after designers transformed an ugly boiler house roof into the Orangery dining area.
Hotel photography is about capturing the atmosphere and vision created by the developer, management and or parent group and their interior design team. It may be a period property that has been remodelled sympathetically or extended with the best traditional materials (see Fowey Hall Hotel). Wholesale refurbishment of busy hotels can be done while the the business remains open. The Manchester Ramada is a good example of a £50m parallel refurbishment conducted between January 2007 and October 2008 - the 70's Piccadilly Gardens structure has been transformed into a luxurious venue.
It is often the strength of the interior design team that transforms a venue into something with real impact. Forest Pines Resort near Scunthorpe has a strong reputation as a golf resort however the ambience created for the bars, restauarants and conference centre by the interiors team creates a sumptuous impression.
Interior Photography services (residential and commercial) are provided for designers, architects and developers.
The key consideration is the subtle lighting often achieved by interior designers and architects. To capture the impact and the atmosphere created we will almost always work with available natural light.
Interior photography needs to capture the 'feel' orginally conceived at the design stage and we spend time making sure that we understand areas of emphasis from the design team. Naturally we carry lots of powerful lights for situations for example where sunlight streaming through windows threatens to overpower the interior light balance. Lights can then be useful to rebalance the internal and external light intensities and to prevent details from burning out.
Just a few examples of interior photography projects are illustrated in this section - mostly selected for their challenging conditions. There are more examples of interior photography in the commercial photography , hotel photography , leisure photography and retail photography sections.
Leisure photography involves capturing the 'visitor experience' of the facilities and also the architectural challenges in working within planning and budget constraints while making individual elements of the facility blend so that they work together. Gymbox is a former cinema in Covent Garden that has been transformed really successfully into a fight based gym complex including Olympic standard ring, suspended dance studio and industrial genre exercise station and free weights areas. Standards of finish in the all important changing rooms are aspirational with futuristic glass fronted lockers and vibrant black and yellow colour scheme producing strong leisure photography. The Lammas Leisure Centre in Sutton in Ashfield is a new complex that replaces two previous facililties. A total of 500 tonnes of steel have been used in the construction of the £15m plus complex, that has a 25m, six lane competition pool, a learner pool with fun water, an 18m by 36m ice rink and a six lane indoor bowls hall.
The National Maritime Museum was the recipient of one of the largest ever Heritage Lottery Fund grants, and has won RIBA, BCI, RTPI and Civic Trust Awards. With the rustic, weathered oak slats like ship planks cladding the exterior and polished concrete and larch ply inside, this structure is evocative of a maritime tradition now past. The suspended examples of water craft create an eery sculpture in the huge main hall and help create striking public sector photography. Barking Central successfully combines practical living spaces with a strong sense of fun created by the white, yellow and lime green cladding. St Paul's Cathedral Visitor Centre combines simplicity and efficiency of structure with a distinctive visual impact. The triangular plan has evolved from a consideration of the principal movement of pedestrians around the site, while the orientation and profile of the building establish an intriguing dialogue with St Paul’s.
With its distinctive facade, the Gateway is Leeds' stunning new mixed use development on the former Howarth Timber Works. The multi-award winning development consists of five individual, but interlinked buildings set around a communal landscaped space. Oxley Park by Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners in Milton Keynes features full height insulated wall panels that were erected first, followed by floors and roofs. Features that have produced distinctive residential photography. The pods on the roofs contain solar heaters and heat exchangers for the background ventilation system. It achieves well- designed and spacious-seeming housing with excellent daylight that helped win a RIBA Manser Medal. Riverside Quarter which rises to 15 storeys, has made a dramatic contribution to the local townscape on the south bank in Wandsworth. The key to the success of the development is that the impact of vehicular movement is kept to a minimum by utilising large underground car parks concealed beneath the areas of landscape which soften the site.
Retail Photography involves shooting new or refurbished retail premises often at the point where the project has been handed over to client and preferably when the outlet is about to open so that stock is in place. Food chains have developed fantastic interior designs and Zizzi and ChimiChanga are two good examples of this new generation of themed eateries. Brands such as Virgin with their Heaven V spa outlets, often based within their Virgin Active gym complexes and feature backlit display areas. The new NEC Food Outlet images are part of a commission to capture the refurbishment of the restaurants in Halls 1 - 6.