There’s something special about east coast residential architecture, the way it sits in the rugged landscape and looks like it belongs. The local architects here feel a sense of duty to our landscape, and whilst pushing design boundaries, they also respect the past and draw a deep inspiration from it. I find it hard to accurately describe ‘east coast architecture’ to people over the phone, maybe it’s just something you need to experience in person because modern and traditional forms sit equally well within the definition. Maybe it’s just the sensitivity of the architect to respond to the landscape, maybe it’s a feeling of being part of the story of a region.
Having an understanding of the nature of things here, I am compelled to photograph things in a certain way. I’m not a fan of bright saturated colours, I don’t worship sunsets and sunrises, and I have a preference to shoot in what many would describe as ‘less than ideal’ conditions – I just feel it brings character and helps describe a more realistic scene. Having said that, variety is the spice of the east coast. Here’s a selection of the work I’ve shot over the years….in no particular order.
SHIFT HOUSE BY RHAD ARCHITECTS
THE SHED BY HART DESIGN, MONTREAL