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.
In preparation for Canada’s phased plan to re-open its economy, I have adapted my shooting style and will be adhering to proper safety guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. I am committed to continuing to provide my clients with the award winning photography they require.
For location shoots I will be practicing social distancing with a face mask and preferably where possible, be on site alone. Accessories and furniture will be left untouched as to minimize physical contact of surfaces. Any residential shoots will be at the discretion of the homeowners, if the home is occupied, and their agreement to being off site while I’m photographing. Non-residential shoots will require arranging very specific shoot times as to avoid encountering others as much as possible. As I mostly work solo with little human interaction, exterior photography will continue as previously undertaken and building requirements will be arranged beforehand. As some projects often require human activity to populate the architecture, documenting spaces may now require the absence of people to ensure a healthy and safe work environment. This provides exciting opportunities to focus on the design of the space in abstract and composed detail.
I recognize the severity of our global emergency and will work to ensure the comfort of my clients, myself and others as we all adjust to these new considerations. I’m always available through email to discuss procedures more thoroughly and look forward to working with you again soon. Stay safe!
Congrats to my client Haeccity for getting their Armoury District condo renovation in Vancouver published on Dwell! It was a fun project to photograph. Click to read more..
Ordering an 'architects are assholes' mug is now easier than ever! Our Amazon store is up and running with both mugs available to purchase.
<< Major announcement >>
The recently completed photography gallery, The Polygon, in North Vancouver designed by Patkau Architects is now carrying 'architects are assholes' mugs in white and matte black. Also a special edition of 'photographers are assholes' mugs (it's only fair) in white - matte black coming soon - are now available in the gallery shop.
Check out November's Style at Home to see photos from my shoot with Dakota Homes in Richmond. Cue the kitchen envy!
Happy to announce you can now buy architects are assholes mugs on designboom! Also, by popular request I've introduced a matte black mug. Now you have one to match your clothes!
I was pleased this morning to see my Architects Are Assholes mugs made it on to Western Living's 2016 Holiday Gift Guide!
I'm pleased to announce that my 'architects are assholes' mugs are now available at the concept design store, Vancouver Special, located on Main Street in Mount Pleasant. You can order through their website or contact
me to purchase one for that special architect in your life.
3" and 11⁄2" stickers are available to purchase at Vancouver Special as well.
architects are assholes....because they have to be
Picture it: Ottawa, 2003, I was in my second year studio at Carleton University's School of Architecture when I realized, architects are assholes. My first silk-screened tee shirt made
its debut about a year later.
I received some fantastic news last week!
The design I submitted to The Genesis Prize Foundation's award design competition was chosen as a finalist. My design was chosen by a highly esteemed panel of judges to continue on to the selection committee who will meet this summer in London to pick the winner. I feel pretty honoured to have made it this far and have my work seen by architecture giants like Phyllis Lambert, Daniel Libeskind and Ron Arad, to name a few. The selection committee is made up of Lord John Browne (Chairman of the Tate galleries in the UK), Peter Aven (Co-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Russia), Dasha Zhukova (founder of the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow) and Glenn D. Lowry (Director of The Museum of Modern Art in NYC).
To learn more about the design competition and the foundation click here.
The design for this award was inspired by Johannes Kepler’s Platonic solid model of the solar system from his work Mysterium Cosmographicum (1596) and the Kabbalistic teachings of the mathematics and underlying geometry of the universe. Coupled with the spiritual concepts behind the Adamic Judaism metaphor that the structure of existence is three interconnected cubes telescoping out from one source cube; thereby symbolizing our divine connection to source and to each other, and therefore implying we are ultimately all one, the idea of ‘oneness’ directly corresponds with the mission of the Genesis Prize to inspire unity throughout the Jewish community. By using the basic cube I wanted to explore its solid and void space by altering the scale and intersecting the volumes, while still communicating the intertwined nature of consciousness. The award’s architectural form is decidedly minimal and uses clear geometry to symbolize the spiritual language of our reality, and that all of humanity is connected in divine light. The design of this award is conceptually sophisticated while still being sculptural, precise in proportion and acknowledges the purity of geometry.