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
Congrats to DS Studio for having their San Francisco Mejuri project published on Rethinking The Future. Click the image to read the article..
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.
Back in pre-covid times I spent the afternoon photographing Habitat '67 in Montreal by Moshe Safdie. It's always a treat getting to spend time in a time capsule of the future. A great example of Brutalist modern architecture that designed with community and quality of life in mind. I got especially lucky with the clear weather. The sun brings out the warmth in the concrete and creates such dynamic shadows and shapes.
St. James Park and Pavilion is a project I recently photographed for RAW Design, PMA Landscape Architects and lighting designer Marcel Dion. Located in downtown Toronto the park was revitalized and reopened at the end of August to the delight of the neighbouring community. The wooden pavilion is a new central addition to the park and creates an enjoyable meeting place, picnic area and glowing showstopper once the sun goes down. I look forward to returning in the winter to see the contrast between the wood and snow.
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.
The Color Factory is a feast for your eyes. Last fall I photographed the spaces at the NYC location and it was interesting to watch the public interact with the props and exhibitions. The way the experience is set up is an Instagrammers dream but in a larger sense, I think we're all in need of playful, colourful surroundings. The spaces are created by a variety of artists and designers and provide immersive activities in a visually-appealing, graphic, Willy Wonka-esque wonderland. Beginning in San Francisco and expanding to NYC and Houston, it's a fun fantasy break if you're visiting a sometimes grey and monotonous city.
Last fall I spent some time in New York and on the drive back to Canada I stopped at Manitoga in Garrison, NY. Manitoga (1941-61) is a midcentury modern house designed and built by industrial designer Russel Wright and his business partner and wife Mary. Wright is most known for his mass produced ceramic dinnerware line, American Modern. The house was terraformed into a piece of land formerly used for logging and as a quarry. I love how the stone is incorporated into the home as the floor and stairs. The home studio is connected to the main house with a trellis covered in leaves. The site and relationship to the landscape is reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water in Pennsylvania.