Photographing interiors isn’t always as straight forward as it seems. A basic understanding of depth perception, composition and necessary technical grasp of lighting aside, shooting interiors requires much patience and attention to details. So when I was called upon for an interior photography assignment of a condominium at OUG, it was more of the “softer” skills than “hard” that matters.
Turns out that this is the new home of an experienced ID guy who has been in the design and construction business for many decades. Knowing that has just turned the expectations knob many notches up! Getting the right feel and atmosphere while highlighting the important design elements of the house was one of a few priorities. Other requirements were getting the right colour tones, shapes and texture of materials to show.
This series of pictures is a combination of ambient composites and flash-balanced shots done over a period of 4-5 hours! Yes, it was a rush job, hence the ambient composites for most angles. It was done on a rather hot afternoon over an unclouded sky. Thus, the window exposure was underexposed to reveal some details of the external surrounding area.
One of the main hallmarks of this place is the raised platform at the living room on which the television and hi-fi system sit. Another would be the rather unconventional curved grey ceiling extending from the kitchen into the living room.
A large sliding door separates the living room from the kitchen. The view from the kitchen leaves much to be desired, but on some clearer days especially at night, one can see the KL skyline.
The entrance to the house is paved with some neat-looking tiles.
One of the 3 bathrooms in the condo is shown here below.
Interior photography can be really fun and fulfilling at times. Just as in food photography, it affords one the privilege of relishing and “living” the space, even if it means appreciating just through the lens.