Photography is such an awesome and exciting medium to work in! Regardless of the setting, I find the visual environment to be rich, diverse, and full of amazing and exciting things. Sometimes subtle things; such as a shadow slowly moving over a landscape or ethereal reflections on a body of water… sometimes brash and loud; screaming out for attention like the funky red leather shoes in this shop window located somewhere in London, UK!
No matter their nature… one thing I have found to be true is that compelling images, like gravity, are everywhere! All we need do is look for them… and of course take time to enjoy!
This weeks post showcases one of my commissioned images from a recent architectural interiors shoot at the offices of Apprenda.com. This adaptive reuse project by First Columbia real estate/development company converted an entire floor, approximately 30,000 sf, of a former factory and warehouse building located at 433 River Street, Troy NY to support the office needs of a software firm, on the cutting edge of Enterprise Platform development. This 9 story former high bay manufacturing and warehouse facility, located on the banks of the Hudson River was once the headquarters of Cluett Peabody & Company, a longtime manufacturer of shirts, detachable shirt cuffs and collars. What was once a largely vacant eyesore and symbol of urban decay has been re-named (as Hedley Park Place, re-imagined (as a model of urban waterfront development), and re-purposed (as a multi-use business, technology, innovation and governmental center). As such it now represents what can be accomplished through creative development, and adaptive reuse of existing building stock.
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