Dallas-based photographer Jasmine Anwer specializes in architectural photography. Her latest images for architecture firm Leo A Daly feature their new state-of-the-art office space in an Uptown high-rise building. With the changing landscape of office culture, the new office was designed with various seating options and flexibility in mind. It also features a neutral, modern aesthetic with floor-to-ceiling windows and glass walls on the conference rooms to take advantage of the vistas overlooking the park below.
Jasmine initially met the client through a portfolio showing that Wonderful Machine arranged for her. The marketing team at Wonderful Machine built her a potential client list about four years ago and arranged a portfolio showing with the marketing manager for Leo A Daly’s Dallas office.
I did not start working with them until a year later, after the showing. They hired me a year later, and now I photograph their projects as they are completed. Patience pays off sometimes!
Ultimately it was Jasmine’s strong portfolio and knowledge of photographing architecture that won them over. After the meeting, they stayed in touch, and Jasmine now shoots many of their design projects.
Being able to present my work and explain my process helped me gain them as a client. Showing them my work and that I had the knowledge that they were looking for in a photographer meant they wouldn’t have to worry about what the final images would look like.
Jasmine went to Leo A. Daly’s office in Dallas’ Uptown area for this project. The neighborhood is a popular area with easy access to many restaurants, and the office offers gorgeous views of the city.
It’s a beautiful space, and my client designed the whole project in-house, so this office truly fits their needs.
Due to local pandemic safety precautions, they could only have ten people on set. The office is a workplace, so they wanted to shoot the space with and without people to show the functionality as well as the artistic design choices of the location.
When shooting with people in a space, you have to come up with solutions quickly to keep up the pace of your shoot. We also had to find creative ways to show the space being used with only a few people.
Before the shoot day, Jasmine visited the office with her client to scout the area and identify potential areas to photograph. This ensured that they were aligned on how the shoot would unfold and enabled Jasmine to troubleshoot any potential issues ahead of time.
One of my favorite things about shooting for architects and architecture firms is that they already know exactly what they want from their photographs. The shoot was very organized as we had already discussed in detail what angles and shots were needed from me.
Jasmine photographed the office spaces and their contents using different exposures to retouch the images to the desired outcome perfectly. She removed fire alarms, vents, reflections, and other distracting items from the photos while compositing details from various exposures.
I have exposures for windows, lights, flagged off reflections, and many other lighting exposures for different parts of the space and even items like furniture.
Like many architecture photographers, everything comes to life in post-production. We shoot everything in detail to be able to retouch and composite images. Post-production on a shoot like this is almost two weeks.