With a photography and visual communications degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce, Jasmine Anwer specializes in architectural and commercial photography. Using buildings and interiors as subjects, her work explores the relationship people have with the spaces and structures around them, and how these interactions come to shape and define their lives.
Jasmine recently photographed a rooftop conservatory that serves as the residential clubhouse for The Drakestone apartment building, located in the bustling Main Street District of Downtown Dallas. Residents of the apartment community can enjoy views and comfort in the custom solarium — one of the luxe amenities this metropolitan oasis has to offer. The conservatory, which is 20′ x 40′, was built by BC Greenhouse Builders with upgraded wind load thresholds to ensure strength against hurricane-force winds that frequent the Dallas area.
This was the first time I worked with this client and they found me through Wonderful Machine.
As a way to highlight BC Greenhouse Builders’ commercial and estate greenhouse opportunities, the company needed images for their blog and social media. Jasmine was excited to be part of an assignment that required aerial shots of the downtown area where she lives.
This project was very unique as it is a greenhouse that is being used as a common space for an apartment in the middle of Downtown Dallas. I specialize in architecture and interiors and this project seemed fun because of the location and opportunity to have aerial images of a downtown location.
In addition to capturing interior and exterior images during the day and at dusk, the shot list also required a drone pilot to capture aerial images of the conservatory.
I am not a certified drone pilot so I had to find a pilot. The pilot had to get special permission because this space is a no-fly zone. The client was great in providing a shot list and coordinating with the location for the shoot.
The client is located in Canada, so Jasmine and the drone pilot were the only people on site. Fortunately, the weather was beautiful, and the shoot was as seamless as Jasmine could have hoped for.
The hardest thing about most interior shoots is moving furniture and making sure that the shots are balanced with any props. I learned how to handle all glass enclosed spaces. You have to be aware of every reflection and where the camera and yourself are in the frame, so you can have the easiest post-production possible.
With a newfound skill of capturing all glass-enclosed spaces and picturesque views of the “Big D” to boot, Jasmine was able to highlight the work and craftsmanship of the client.
A happy client is all that matters! They have come back to me for more projects and are now a recurring client.
See more of Jasmine’s work on her website.
Drone Pilot: Aggie Brooks
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