I got a call from Marriott to make this Architectural Photo of their reception area in their Marriott Residence Inn in Cherry Hill, NJ.
It was essential to make the photo straight and architecturally correct because it is such a small space. A regular wide angle lens would skew all the lines in this view and make a mess... I used a very special tilt/shift ultra wide angle lens that is corrected for all lens aberrations.
The manager was thrilled with this result-
"Simply incredible. You have a genuine passion for what you do and it shows in your work."
What a pleasure to have a client who knows the difference! Thanks Catlin!
Marriott Hotel Room
Bright airy photo of newly renovated Marriott Residence Inn hotel room.
Jewelry Store Interior
This jewelry store in Haddonfield, NJ was photographed right before the Grand Opening. I also photographed some of the custom jewelry for magazine ads.
I made this photo while still in college. This pool enclosure is made the same way as a camping tent. It has radial 'stays' that hold up a vinyl tent enclosure. The whole thing is anchored at the ends and can swing down on a sunny day. The main reason it is made this way however is to beat zoning laws because it is a 'temporary' enclosure.
RIALTO Basement Theatre
I made this photo for Craig Lord Construction in Moorestown, NJ. It won him a Chrysalis National Award in the Basement Renovation category. I LOVE winning awards for my CUSTOMERS!
Ruth Bennett House and School, Chester, PA
This house and school in Chester, PA was a place where Dr. Martin Luther King ministered to women in the 1950's who migrated to Southeastern Pennsylvania.
While a student at Crozier Theological Seminary in 1951 Dr. King lived in the Chester, PA community for three years and ministered under the mentorship of J. Pius Barbour. Dr. King was a leader of the march on Washington in 1963 and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.
Princeton University's Lecture Hall
An A/V manufacturer hired me to make this photo featuring their projection equipment.
Virtua Operating Room
Out patient operating room in Virtua's Hospital System in Voorhees, NJ
Bay Front Summer Home
Raised panel dining room looks to formal entrance in lovely Bayside shore house in Ocean City, NJ
This lovely dining area opens up onto exterior deck with deep water boat slip. I photographed this for Designer Draperies.
Viking Yacht Interior
Viking Yacht photographed for the Atlantic City In-The-Water Boat Show.
I made this photo at the new studios in Philly.
This architectural photo was made to show the design of this new conference room.
Cruising World Magazine Assignment
I wrote a piece for SAIL Magazine on making and installing LED interior lighting. This is the accompaning photo.
Eagles players watch game films here in these oversize seats. I made this photo for the company that supplies Audio Visual equipment.
This conference room is where Jeffery Lurie's staff holds meetings. Mr. Lurie's office is next door.
I cut my teeth in the photography business making interior photos for architects while still in college. I was fascinated by the large format “view” cameras used in high end Architectural Photography of the day and all of their complicated adjustments to extend focus and control perspective. At that time, with film, it was not possible to get professional interior photography results without a truck-load of theatrical hot lights, a crew of assistants, cords, control boxes, and a good amount of luck generated from years of experience.
It IS possible today, with modern digital equipment used properly, to make the necessary exposures along a range of exposure values and combine them in post production and make a photographic illustration superior to anything made in the film days.
That’s saying a lot considering the vast scientific and artistic knowledge required by interior photographers of yesterday. In the past excellent photographers were sought out to “bring out the original design intent” of the architect and interior designer and some came pretty close. Today the photographer, using all of his digital palettes, is able to capture the actual look of an interior without trampling the original design with the artificial light required to get a usable exposure on film.
With modern digital cameras Tilt and Shift articulating lenses mimic many of the adjustments photographers used with adjustable view cameras.
I use the tremendous line of Tilt and Shift lenses from Hartblei/Zeiss optics in Germany and the fantastic 17mm TSE from Canon.
I’m very proud to be a featured photographer on the Hartblei/Zeiss optics company website in Germany.
I’m the only American photographer with this endorsement.