A couple months ago, I was asked back to be one of Architizer's 2022 One Photo Challenge jury members. After being involved last year I, without hesitation, said I'm in. It was a delight to look through the submissions from around the world and can't wait to see what's out there this year. To share or submit an entry click here.
“Echo” by Philippe Sarfati, Philippe Sarfati, Commended Entry in the 2021 One Photo Challenge
Isabel Bader Centre at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario by Norwegian architects Snohetta. I love the juxtaposition of contemporary architecture against the surrounding stone buildings. I feel you can appreciate architecture more when there's a variety of styles and a preservation of history mingling together.
I had the pleasure of working with CSV Architects again, this time I was photographing their newly renovated office space in Centretown in Ottawa. I've been working with CSV for a couple years now and it's been great seeing the projects my friends are working on and contributing the photography to their portfolio. Congrats on the new office and design!
Last month I was included in an interview series by the UK photography website
MPB that highlighted women architectural photographers from around the world.
It felt great to be included, I love doing what I'm doing. To read my interview
and to check out the other six photographers click here.
I worked with Scotiabank HQ and Shoalts and Zaback Architects to capture the exterior and interior spaces of the renovated Scotiabank in downtown Kingston. I love seeing new architecture get integrated within heritage buildings. It's an elegant way to keep the history of a city while continuing to grow around it to create visible layers of time.
After my shoots in Vancouver last month I flew down to San Francisco for the next two I had scheduled. Luckily they were located within half a block from each other so I didn't have to spend too much time in traffic. Situated in the cute Hayes Valley neighbourhood is Mejuri's new location. The Canadian based company has headquarters in Toronto and stores in LA, NYC, Boston and coming soon to Austin. I worked with DS Studio to photograph the interior space and capture the details of the modern bohemian aesthetic.
I spent the month of December in Egypt with friend and colleague Dina Sarhane of DS Studio. We traveled to Cairo to study their community recreational spaces located throughout the city, called Nadys. While in Cairo we met with the dean and head of the architecture department at The American University in Cairo. During our meeting we had a tour of the campus and were invited to visit the rare book collection to see original drawings of Cairo from the late 1800s and early 1900s. We then visited the architecture library and were shown original drawings by noted Egyptian modernist architects, Hassan Fathy and Ramses Wissa Wassef. Such a treat to see the two different drawing sets and styles. Stay tuned for more posts on our Egyptian adventure..
I stopped by my old alma mater, Carleton University, to photograph Chmiel Architects renovation of the lobby at Robertson Hall. The white makes it look so bright and futuristic compared to how I remember it.
Check out Canadian Architect's post about the installation on the University of British Columbia's campus designed and built by School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture. I had the opportunity to work with Joe Dahmen and SALA again to photograph construction and the final design.