Photography is used extensively in our studio and daily work to engage the abstract, beyond what we can see ordinarily. We explore and investigate by eye, how surfaces can be manipulated and advanced as materials and finishing for some of our work. The images have been used extensively for our showroom interior work, others remain purely as inspiration for the conceptual phases of design in some of our facade work on tall buildings.
Our clue to all of this is the concept put forth by Ansel Adams, who in 1941, proposed that all images should be fully formed in one’s mind’s eye prior to taking the photograph. We add that for most of our work, the visualisation takes place well in advance of any form of documentation of the scheme, for this we use either photographs as a reference or indeed, a sketch to illustrate the design intent.