Located in Venice, CA is the Venice Canal Historic District. While Visiting Los Angeles in December of 2019, I ventured to Venice to explore the Canals and view the groovy architecture in the area. The architecture of the Venice Canal Historic District includes an eclectic mix of both modern and traditional style homes.
The canals were constructed in 1905 and were inspired by the canals of Venice, Italy. And of course it is easy to see why the California municipality is named Venice. As the 20th century progressed, the canals and the area feel into neglect. In the 1990s the canals were repaired and the area began to rejuvenate with home renovations and new homes being constructed.
Below are some photos I snapped from the day I explored the Venice Canal Historic District.
This year I was commissioned to photograph an interior design project at a home in Vail, Colorado. I did not hesitate to accept the opportunity to photograph in the interior of this amazing home.
The homeowner’s havanese dog was on the premises and I inquired if it might be possible to incorporate the pup in some of the photos. The request was granted, and I had permission to place the dog in an Eames chair.
I especially found the architectural detail of the ceiling to be a truly unique highlight of the home.
This past March I traveled to New York City to photograph the outstanding architecture of this amazing city.
Since I was a little kid, my architectural interest was skyscrapers. I had always hoped that I would someday have the opportunity to visit New York City and see such a tremendous concentration of skyscrapers. Below is a photos that showcases the new skyscrapers at Hudson Yards.
A great perspective is to view Manhattan from Brooklyn
Many of New York’s older buildings have great architectural interest to offer.
There are many fine examples of modern architecture in New York City.
This year I was approached by Denver-based kitchen design and custom cabinet manufacture William Ohs to photograph a recently completed Kitchen.
The design of the kitchen is in the transitional style. This style blends modern design elements with traditional aesthetics.
It was a great opportunity to photograph this kitchen. The home is located in Denver’s Hilltop neighborhood. Interior design photography in Denver has been a focus of mine and I am pleased to add William Ohs to my client list. I look forward to sharing more photos from the other William Ohs projects I have photographed this year.
Here are a few photos from this Denver interior design photo shoot. One of the stand-out interior design elements in this kitchen was the tile work that can be seen on the ends of the kitchen island.
It is also worth pointing out another interior design element in this Denver kitchen is the tonal difference between the lower cabinets on the left hand side, the wood work on the island and the other cabinets in kitchen.
One of my favorite design choices in this kitchen is the the crown molding that caps the cabinets. This is a desired feature as no dust can settle on top the kitchen cabinets in this configuration.
This past October I made a quick to trip to San Francisco for the sole purpose of taking as many photos as possible. I made the most of my three days and gazed upon San Francisco’s architectural offerings.
My favorite photo from the trip is of the Golden Bridge. I feel, we forget at times that bridges and other structures dedicated to transportation, can have tremendous architectural interest. There is no better example than the Golden Gate Bridge. I captured the below photo from Marshall’s Beach. It is a gnarly hike down to Marshall’s Beach, and I recommend not going alone for safety purposes.
Here is photo I took from the opposite side of the Golden Gate at Marin Headlands:
Although the Transamerica Pyramid is no longer the tallest skyscraper in San Francisco, it will forever remain as an icon and landmark for the city. Below is a set of photos of the Transamerica Pyramid from various vantage points around San Francisco. To truly snag great architectural photos, one most photograph a building from several perspectives.
A great way to view San Francisco is from a high vantage point.
Here are a couple photos of the Persidio Heights and Laurel Heights neighborhood. In the first photo, be sure to look for the man in the lower right hand corner of the photo.This photo was captured near the Lyon Street Steps.
And there has to be at least one photo of the Palace of Fine Arts right?
When I am in a city and I am overwhelmed by all the buildings, people, noise, and movement- I can find it hard to find an object to focus the camera on. I have learned that looking straight up can get the juices flowing. So that is what I did when I was exploring San Francisco’s Financial District. The Salesforce tower is a great addition to the San Francisco skyline.
Thank you for taking a look at my San Francisco photos.
This November I was asked to photograph the American Institute of Architects Colorado chapter Member Milestone event. The event honored newly-licensed architects and recently elevated Fellows. LUXE magazine sponsored this event that was held at Blue Moon Brewery in Denver’s RiNo neighborhood.
AIA Colorado has 2,400 members state-wide which includes architects and industry professionals. It was a great event. I enjoyed taking photos and discussing my Denver architectural photography with industry professionals. Here are few photos from the event.
In July I was approached by TKP Architects to photograph a Mid-century modern home just west of Denver. TKP Architects designed a full remodel of the home including the design of new exterior elements.
TKP Architects submitted the photos Justin Martin Photography captured to CARE Awards which stands for The Custom and Remodeling Excellence Awards. The CARE Awards are Colorado’s largest and longest running award competition honoring the best architects, custom builders, interior designers, landscape designers, remodelers and industry partners.
TKP Architects won the award for Best Whole House Remodel in the $250,000 – $500,000 category.
TKP Architects has been in business for over 30 years and high-end custom homes is the design focus of the firm.
Congratulations to TKP Architects and thank you for selecting me to photograph this outstanding home!
This May I had the opportunity to travel to Chicago where it was incredibly difficult for me to put my camera down. There are so many amazing buildings every where you look in downtown Chicago. The architecture of Chicago is a must see for anyone with an interest in our architectural heritage. With the time I had I focused on capturing as many photos as possible of downtown Chicago.
I visited Chicago when I was 12 years old, and since then several impressive new skyscrapers have become integral to the profile of downtown Chicago. It is difficult to decide which building is my favorite in Chicago as there are so many awesome structures in the city, but I will that the curved balconies of the 84-story Aqua skyscraper are incredibly interesting to photograph.
I was offered the opportunity to photograph the 2018 Colorado Luxury Summit held in Denver on February 23, 2018. I did not hesitate to accept this offer. I was also named as one of the sponsors of the Colorado Luxury Summit.
The 2018 Colorado Luxury Summit provided an array of educational real estate classes where industry leaders provided their unique insights into today’s evolving real estate landscape. Professionals in attendance were afforded the opportunity to connect and network with others in the real estate industry. An outstanding number of sponsors were also on hand in support of the event and provided their knowledge of today’s real estate trends as well. This year’s Colorado Luxury Summit was presented by the Denver Chapter of the Asian Real Estate Association of America and the Denver Metro Association of Realtors.
Below are the photos I captured at the Colorado Luxury Summit which was held at the JW Marriott in Denver’s Cherry Creek North neighborhood. Please do not alter or reproduce these photos without my consent. If you would like to use any of these photos for your own use, feel free to contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Thank you and I hope you enjoy reviewing the photos I captured from this year’s incredibly successful Colorado Luxury Summit.
Thank you for taking at look at these photos for the 2018 Colorado Luxury Summit which was held in Denver.
This past week I had the opportunity to travel to Palm Springs, California. I have long admired the mid-century modern architecture of Palm Springs and jumped at the chance to check out the well known architecture of Palm Springs. I was able to photograph many awesome buildings in Palm Springs. It was difficult for me to find time to put my camera down.
I stayed at the brand new Kimpton Rowan Hotel In Downtown Palm Springs. The Rowan honors the mid-century modern Southern California aesthetic through its architectural and design elements. It is an awesome hotel; I recommend it.
Here is a twilight photo of Palm Springs:
Swimming pools are ubiquitous in Palm Springs and are seen at hotels and private residences alike.
Many fine examples of mid-century modern architecture can be found in Palm Springs. Many of the homes in Palm Springs were built in the 1950s and 1960s while others were recently built, but embody mid-century characteristics.
In Downtown Palm Springs the former Coachella Savings and Loan building serves as a good example of mid-century modern architecture. The building still serves as a bank today.
Here is a photo of the Palm Springs Architecture and Design Center.
Next is a photo of the Palm Springs Art Museum.
The Tramway Gas station can be found on the northern edge of Palm Springs. The former gas station was designed by architect Albert Frey. The structure now serves as the Palm Springs visitor information center.
Palm Springs City Hall is also noteworthy for its mid-century modern design.
Thank you for taking a look at the photos I captured while on my trip to Palm Springs; it was a great time!