An image of Tapiola HQ made the cover of Teräsrakennelehti 2/2010!! Tweet this!
Archive for May, 2010
I played around the other night with a process known as miniature faking. It is a process in which a real world location is made to look like a photograph of a miniature model. Using lens movements – tilt and shift – blurs parts of the photo tricks your mind into seeing the scene as much smaller than it actually is. The effect is even stronger when taking the photograph from a high angle to simulate the effect of looking down on a miniature. Pretty funky!
Last week I finally got to take the interior shots for Arkkitehtitoimisto Pekka Lukkaroinen in Salmisaaren Liikuntakeskus. The indoor climbing wall is huge! One of the climbing instructors was kind enough to climb a couple of meters up the wall and stay put for the 2 second exposure Again an example of including a person to give a sense of scale. If you’re interested in reading (in Finnsh) more about the building and its concept, here’s a link to an excellent blog called Arkkivahti.
Added some new interior images to the Tapiola HQ -folder on photoshelter. We had to wait for some of the finalizing construction work to be completed to get certain views. While photographing the auditorium two ladies walked into the picture. It basically was a mistake – I usually dislike having people in my images – but I think this time it worked out pretty well. Lately I’ve been experimenting with having people in my images, I think it adds an element of functionality to the architecture and of course people provide a universal reference point for scale. Now I am looking forward to a weekend of fishing with some good friends, have a good one !!