Posted: March 9th, 2013 | Author: David Jensen | Filed under: Architectural, Interior Design Photography | Tags: Bathroom, Bedroom, Cushions, Interior, Interior Design, Interior Design Photography, Outdoor, Photography, Wallpaper, Workspaces | No Comments »
So far 2013 has brought a lot of interior assignments in and around London. Shooting for product manufacturers and interior designers, I’ve set foot in some incredible properties, and here are just a few of the images featuring:
Walk in Wardrobes
Pens, pens and more pens
And mosaic tiled bathrooms
Posted: September 30th, 2012 | Author: David Jensen | Filed under: Architectural, Event Photography, Interior Design Photography | Tags: Decor, Decorex, Design, film, Interior Design Photography, Prometheus, Vivienne Westwood, Wallpaper | No Comments »
Art in progress on Fromental's Decorex stand, September 2012.
Now in it’s 10th year, the London Design Festival has built a reputation for being the most innovative design festival in the world. Lasting for 10 days, it includes events, installations, talks and a number of large scale exhibitions, including 100% Design, Designjunction, Super Brands, Tent and Decorex.
Installation designed by Dame Vivienne Westwood.
Celebrating it’s 35th Anniversary, Decorex includes over 250 exhibitors showing contemporary, traditional, bespoke furntiure, lighting, fabrics and wall coverings. This year fashion legend Dame Vivienne Westwood created dresses out of wallpaper after she was asked to decorate the entrance hall to the exhibition.
Entrance doors from the film Prometheus at Decorex 2012
Andrew Martin, furnishing and fabrics, created what was probably the most talked about stand at the show, built around the set of Ridley Scott’s film Prometheus. The company had helped design the set of the film during pre-production, and wanted to bring something different to the show.
Part of the set from the film Prometheus
Part of the Prometheus film set at Decorex 2012
This year, Fromental, manufacturers of handmade wallpapers and fabrics, not only had a main stand, but also created a workshop, and provided wallpapers for the cafe, entrance hall, and dining areas. There was a lot to photograph, including workshops, wallpaper, furniture, artwork, and demonstrations by Master Wang, their head artist, who’d been flown over from China especially for the exhibition.
Artwork on Fromental's stand at Decorex 2012
Fromental's Stand at Decorex 2012.
Fromental stand at Decorex 2012
The dining area at Decorex 2012 featuring wallpaper designed by Fromental
Coffee Bar at Decorex 2012
Julian Chichester, also had a stand at Decorex 2012, which meant a request for a few shots of their latest range of contemporary English furniture.
Julian Chichester stand at Decorex 2012
Furniture on the Julilan Chichester stand at Decorex 2012
Peonies painted by Master Wang
All in all it was a busy couple of days, especially as I’d just flown in from France on another assignment. Just wish I’d had time to go to Super Brands and Tent, maybe next year…
Posted: March 22nd, 2012 | Author: David Jensen | Filed under: Architectural, Interior Design Photography | Tags: Fromental, Interior, Interior Design, Interior Design Photography, Wallpaper | No Comments »
A stop over in Hong Kong and 2 days shooting for Fromental. 3 locations altogether, including Sir David Tang’s ‘China Club’.
The Library inside the China Club, Hong Kong.
China Club's Library, Hong Kong, March 2012.
Pop Pop Flower Wallpaper, Dining Room, China Club, Hong Kong
Wardrobe decorated in Chinoiserie wallpaper, Hong Kong.
The bedroom in one of the locations was completely decorated in Chinoiserie wallpaper, including each panel of this walled wardrobe.
Jet lag, and basic lack of sleep, was kicking in as we travelled to the final location on the South Coast of Hong Kong Island. 2 rooms in the property had been decorated in wallpaper, a green Chinoiserie in the bedroom, and a red Singerie design in the entrance hall.
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.
Posted: March 24th, 2010 | Author: David Jensen | Filed under: Interior Design Photography | Tags: Fromental, Interior Design Photography, London, Wallpaper | No Comments »
Fromental Chinoiserie found at 13 John's Street, London
North of Chancery Lane, just off Grays Inn road at 13 John’s Street, was the location for todays shoot. The brief, 4 rooms of Fromental wallpaper to be shot in one day. Luckily I had the help of the brilliant stylist Caroline Clarke, I don’t know how I would have coped without her. As usual the hand-painted and embroidered silk designs that adorned the walls of 3 bedrooms and one dining room of this town house looked spectacular.
Fromental Hand Painted Chinoiserie, 13 John's Street bedroom, London.
The fourth and final room, the dining room, was decorated in the ‘Singerie’ chinoiserie. This part embroidered design features monkeys in various human pusuits set in landscapes of mountains, rivers and pagodas. The panels looked incredible and it was hard not to waste too much time staring at the monkeys! As Vogue magazine put it ‘It’s the quirks of their designs, from the turn of a birds beak to the shimmer of a cherry blossom- which makes Fromental’s work worth a second, third or tenth look.’