I was commissioned by Cornwall Architect Ben White to photograph a 1950’s concrete block and crinkly tin barn; unused and ‘unloved’ – this had been left to rot for many years. Now lovingly converted into a two-bedroom luxurious countryside retreat. Nestled within a hollow in the edge of a field – hardly noticeable from anywhere this has become a true place to hide from it all and enjoy life with the only distraction being nature on your doorstep.
Architecture, interiors and landscape interwoven with a contemporary but sympathetic style resulting in a place that – well – just fits!
I didn’t have the best weather on the day I was booked to shoot ‘Hideaway’ but there was no alternative as guests were due in soon and the weather forecast was not promising. However, I think that the soft even light and rain that set in for the last half of the shoot actually gave me a beautifully saturated colour palette especially in the evening shots.
The brief was to shoot two elements; the huddlebox which was in a dark area used for VR testing. This needed a little subtle lighting to lift the darker areas out of shadow and separate them from the dark background.
It’s been thirteen weeks now of lockdown by my calculation. However long Coronavirus keeps us behind closed doors the world still needs to turn and business will have to go on in some form or another.