Posted: October 24th, 2011 | Author: David Jensen | Filed under: Architectural, Event Photography | No Comments »
What a great way to spend a Monday morning, photographing Ballet dancers in lycra, posing in the grounds of Greenwich Naval College.
English National Ballet Dancers perform at Greenwich Naval College, London.
The photocall was to promote ‘Dance GB’, a special performance by English National Ballet, which will be taking place next year in the grounds of the Naval College to coincide with the Olympics.
English National Ballet Dancers at Greenwich Naval College, 24th October 2011.
English National Ballet Dancers launch 'Dance GB' at Greenwich Naval College.
The light, location, and the dancers all made it easy to get a fantastic set of photos, which I sent out for syndication through the Press Association. I was also fortunate enough to have the top photo diplayed on the Canon Stand at the British Journal of Photography’s ‘Vision 2012′ show at Earls Court.
Posted: September 22nd, 2011 | Author: David Jensen | Filed under: Architectural, Interior Design Photography | No Comments »
The Smoking Room at the National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, London.
With the Liberal Democrats away on their yearly conference in Birmingham, it was the perfect time to photograph their newly decorated smoking room at ‘The National Liberal Club’ in central London.
The Smoking Room at 'The National Liberal Club', Whitehall Place, London.
The Ceiling and One of the Tiled Columns in the National Liberal Club's Smoking Room.
Tiling and Wallpaper found in the Smoking Room of the National Liberal Club.
Florin Interiors had recently renovated the room, bringing in new wallpaper, drapes, and refurbishing and re-tilling the pillars. They’d done a brilliant job, it was just a shame the old furniture had to be bought back in. A video, of these and more shots, can be viewed here: Liberal Democrats Smoking Room.
The National Liberal Club's Smoking Room, Whitehall Place, London.
A small film showing the restoration project can be viewed here: Restoration of the National Liberal Club’s Smoking Room
Posted: August 3rd, 2011 | Author: David Jensen | Filed under: Architectural, Interior Design Photography | No Comments »
The Basement Living and Kitchen area Photographed from the Wild Garden.
This 3 storey property in North London took almost a year to complete. It’s designer Sahran Abeysundara, from Alan Baker and Son’s Interior Design, started from an almost blank canvas, and provided, architectural services, project management, furniture, fabrics, and flooring.
Open Plan Living Area Leading to the Outdoor Patio and Garden.
It includes 2 children’s bedrooms, a master bedroom with walk in wardrobe, a studio, a television room, and the most amazing open planned living/Kitchen area which leads out into an incredible wild garden.
The Outside Space, North London Home, July 2011.
The Kitchen and living area, leading to the garden, all designed by AlanBaker&Co Interior Design.
It couldn’t have been a more perfect day to photograph this property. The open planned living area, with only a large glass divide to separate it from the patio and garden, gave the ambience of a continental villa, which could have been a million miles away from London.
One of the Children's Bedrooms, featuring a Beatles Headboard.
Master Bedroom designed by Sahran Abeysundara
Chaise Longue in the Master Bedroom.
Downstairs Living Room.
Posted: June 23rd, 2011 | Author: David Jensen | Filed under: Architectural, Interior Design Photography | No Comments »
Shoes on display in menswear shop 'The Library'
The Library, at number 268 Brompton Road, Chelsea, is a shop specialising in a range of menswear by famous designers including Helmut Lang, Alexander McQueen, YMC and Fake.
Interior of The Library, a menswear shop in Chelsea
The owners had got in contact as they needed to update their interior and exterior shots for promotional purposes, as lots of magazines were requesting images.
The Interior basement of 'The Library' a Chelsea menswear shop.
The entrance to 'The Library' a menswear shop on the Brompton Road in London
It was quite a straight forward shoot, as no styling was needed. The only problems were dealing with reflections in the glass panels and tables, all sorted out with the use of a circular polariser, and trying not to get run over whilst photographing the front of the shop from the middle of Brompton Road!
Posted: June 15th, 2011 | Author: David Jensen | Filed under: Architectural, Event Photography | No Comments »
Wembley Stadium hosts Capital FM's Summertime Ball.
Back seat of the plane, no door, 1100′ up, 160mph, banking around Wembley Stadium, Awesome….
Spectators Inside Wembley Stadium, before Capital FM's Summertime Ball.
Sunday was a miserable wet day, and not really ‘Summertime’, but this didn’t make the experience any less thrilling!
The plan was for 4 of us, the pilot, Capital FM Dj Sacha Brooks, the sound engineer and myself, to fly over Wembley Stadium, wave our wings, and broadcast a live feed to the crowd attending Capital FM’s Summertime Ball below.
Aerial Shot of Spectators inside Wembley Stadium at Capital FM's Summertime Ball.
Within a few minutes of leaving the airport the plane was above Wembley. We circumnavigated the stadium a number of times and made a couple of flights across the top, each time flipping the plane onto it’s side.
Shooting on a 200mm, and with such high speeds and vibration from the plane, the shutter speed had to be set at around 1/2000th of a second.
Capital FM's Summertime Ball Stage at Wembley Stadium, 12th June 2011.
All in all it was an incredible experience, 2 flights above Wembley Stadium with the door off, thanks Capital FM and The Press Association for organising it.
Capital FM DJ, Sacha Brooks prepares for take off.
Posted: May 29th, 2011 | Author: David Jensen | Filed under: Architectural, Interior Design Photography | No Comments »
Specialising in innovative glass solutions, GH Interior Glass, work with a range of clients including architects, home owners and builders, to craft customised and original interior glasswork. This particular job involved photographing 6 bathrooms at 5 different locations across the Kent countryside, all of which were GH Interior glass’ recent installations, and the images were being used for their brand new sales brochure.
Posted: March 25th, 2011 | Author: David Jensen | Filed under: Architectural, Interior Design Photography | No Comments »
Furniture Designed by Inhouse Interiors For a Modern Living Room.
Thursday was spent in Purley and Clapham, shooting for the modern bespoke furniture company ‘Inhouse Interiors’
. There were 2 locations in all, and a number of furniture units in each room. The photography brief was to get interior setting shots, and then move in and pick out details of the wooden finish and design of the furniture.
Shelving Unit and Television Cabinet designed by 'Inhouse Interiors'
Interior of a London Bedroom Featuring a Wardrobe designed by Inhouse Interiors.
Over the last few months, Inhouse Interiors have been instrumental in the design and refurbishment of this house in South london. They’d created bespoke shelving units, cabinets, wardrobes, beds, dressing tables and even features of a walk in wardrobe.
The Interior of a London Bedroom featuring a bed designed and built by Inhouse Interiors
Walk in Wardrobe featuring a seat designed by Inhouse Interiors, March 2011
The second house, in Clapham, featured 2 large floor to ceiling wardrobes. One of which, had a door leading to an ensuite bathroom which had paneling over one entire wall, all designed and built by Inhouse Interiors.
Wardrobe Featuring a Door to an Ensuite Bathroom designed by Inhouse Interiors
A 60mm macro lens was used to complete the brief and get close up shots of the fine detail and finish of the units.
Handle of a Shelving Unit designed by Inhouse Interiors, London 2011.
Interior of a Panelled Bathroom Designed and Built by 'Inhouse Interiors'
Posted: February 25th, 2011 | Author: David Jensen | Filed under: Architectural, Interior Design Photography | Tags: Circular Polariser, Interior Design, Nottinghill, Photography, Wallpaper | No Comments »
Dining Room featuring Fromental's Metallic Gold Chinoiserie Wallpaper.
This Nottinghill house was incredible, and an interior photographers dream. It would have been great to shoot the whole property, but it was only this dining room, covered in Fromental’s gold metallic chinoiserie wallpaper, that needed to be photographed.
Interior of a West London Dining room featuring Fromental Wallpaper
It was a real challenge to photograph. Every angle gave the wallpaper a different result, as the metallic qualities reflected the light in every direction.
Photography tip: don’t use a circular polariser to photograph metallic wallpaper! It would normally help reduce reflections and flare in parts of the room, however here it just dulls down the metallic sheen of the paper.
Posted: February 14th, 2011 | Author: David Jensen | Filed under: Architectural, Interior Design Photography | Tags: Conversion, Fromental, Interior Design Photography, London, Wallpaper | No Comments »
Interior of a West London Furniture Factory Conversion
A two-story high, ‘Travertine’ wallpaper installation, in a converted West London warehouse, was the location for this ‘Fromental’
'Travertine' Wallpaper by Fromental
‘Travertine’ is a new Fromental design, and this installation shows how the design can be changed to suit the client. The wallpaper can be hung vertically, horizontally and can be diagonally merged together, as seen in this house.
Fromental's 'Travertine' Wallpaper, Installed in a West London Conversion
The wallpaper is a huge, but subtle statement, which compliments the space fantastically and the use of a 14-24mm lens was the only way to capture the wallpaper and give a feel for the size of the property.
The Interior of a West London Conversion, including a Fromental Wallpaper installation.
Posted: February 6th, 2011 | Author: David Jensen | Filed under: Architectural, Interior Design Photography | Tags: Bedroom, Flat, Fromental, Interior, London, Residential Land, Wallpaper | No Comments »
Fromental's New Travertine Wallpaper.
This week ended with a trip to a newly renovated London house and a flat which are both being let by property consultants ‘Residential Land.
‘ Interior designer Tessa Ferguson decided to decorate a bedroom in each of the flats with ‘Travertine’ Wallpaper, one of Fromental’s new designs.
Interior of a West London Flat, featuring Fromental's 'Travertine' Wallpaper.
The second location was a house in Pimlico. London traffic slowed me down, so I got there when the light had gone. I was going to come back, but instead created a night time feel, by closing the curtains and turning on the beside lights. The room was one of the hardest I’ve ever photographed. It was long and narrow, and a foot from the bottom of the bed was a long wardrobe, so I had no room to move. I had to use a Nikon 14-24mm and shoot from inside the wardrobe to get everything in.
Bedroom Decorated with Fromental's Travertine Wallpaper.
Bedroom Decorated with 'Travertine' Wallpaper by Fromental.