This week on The Skirted Roundtable, we chatted with architectural photographer Michael J. Lee. Michael is a real up-and-comer in the New England design scene, having shot (and worked as a designer for) some of the most influential designers, architects and builders in the region. Michael’s background and education as a professional interior designer influences and informs his photographic eye. I’ve been lucky enough to have had Michael shoot two of my projects and his process is thoughtful and boy, he works hard!!
Charles Spada design
One of the tips Michael shared with us was the value of the close detail shot of a room. As designers, we often want to show off the whole space. However, as Michael put it, leaving something to the imagination of the onlooker, letting them fill in what’s missing with their own wants and desires, can be very important when showing prospective clients your work.
Anita Clark Interiors
Linda Merrill/Chameleon Interiors
Michael also discusses when shots work head on or at an angle and how to shoot in different lighting situations.
Manuel de Santaren, Inc. design