Are You Ready to Free Yourself?

You're a dynamic, young creative professional with a real sense of style and flair.
You love astonishing your clients with designs and solutions that makes their jaw drop.
Your work is high-end. Shouldn't the images that showcase it be high-end as well?

You could do the photography yourself, but you know that's not the best use of your time.
When you think of architectural photographers, you imagine someone "my-way-or-the-highway", difficult to work with, giving you standard-looking, flat, photo-house images. So you go back to doing it in-house. But is the money you're saving really worth it?

What if there was an architectural photographer who understood who you are and what matters most to you?
What if there was an architectural photographer who spoke your language and felt like a friend you could easily talk to? What if there was an architectural photographer who didn't just take photos of your work, she was a collaborative partner who captured your work and maximized it’s visual impact?

Here's where I come in: My name is Kristen Paulin, and I'm not your typical architectural photographer.
I'll partner with you to help you make more money on the projects you know you were born to do. How? By maximizing the visual impact of your work. By making sure your work shines. By upgrading the little things on your website that cost you money.


If you like what you see, and you're ready to free yourself from the time and stress of photographing your work, give me a shout.

We'll have a heart-to-heart about your business goals and vision. We'll strategize and I'll show you how you can command more money for your work starting right now.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Lands End Lookout

Lands End Lookout - EHDD Architects

Lands End Lookout, San Francisco, CA

My project of the day was to photograph the Visitor’s Center and Cafe at Lands Ends Lookout, by EHDD Architects.  They created this modern building while also keeping sustainability in mind.

Lands End Lookout - EHDD Architects

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Lands End Lookout - EHDD Architects

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“While the building aesthetic references the ruins, its design is also inspired by the design of the original baths. Adolph Sutro was an engineer who made his fortune inventing a system of water and air delivery for the silver mines of Nevada. When he relocated to San Francisco, he recognized a unique opportunity in the bowl of the former Naiad Cove, choosing the site for his large public baths. Using the existing geology he captured the waves and through a series of tunnels and settling basins, used them to passively feed the pools of his new baths.

Similarly, the design of the Lookout takes advantage of the naturally prevailing winds and the existing topography of the site to passively ventilate the building, bringing air in low – below the floor – and exhausting it high through the clerestories above. This strategy helps make the building 32% more energy efficient than the ASHRAE baseline. It also creates a sunny wind-sheltered courtyard on the leeward side, providing a rare respite from the harsh environment for those exploring the trails and beaches of Lands End.” — www.ehdd.com

Lands End Lookout - EHDD Architects

South Wall

Lands End Lookout - EHDD Architects

Visitors Center Interior. Cool Corrugated Cardboard Ceiling Artwork.

Lands End Lookout - EHDD Architects

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You can see how the building overlooks the ruins of the Sutro Baths and Point Lobos. The lion figures that you see below were incorporated into the Lookout from historic buildings of the Sutro Heights area.

Lands End Lookout - EHDD Architects

Antique Lion Figure

Lands End Lookout - EHDD Architects

View from the Lookout

Monterey Design Conference

Architectural Design Conference

 

 

 

Just came back from an amazing weekend at the Asilomar Conference Center.  If you’ve never been, and you’re an industry professional, it’s worth the trip. All of the speakers were inspiring.  A highlight for me was learning about thermo-bimetals in architectural design, presented by Professor Doris Kim Sung.

Thermo Bi-metal, Prof Doris Kim Sung

 

 

 

 

 

 

And I have to give a shout-out to speaker Bernard Tschumi, who designed the Athletics Center at my alma mater, the University of Cincinnati.  Check it out!

Architectural Photography

One Sleepy Autumn Morning

N Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT

N Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT

7am on a sleepy Sunday morning on N. Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT: Finally, the cars are off the street, and the rain is saturating the colors of the turning, autumn leaves.  Few people are out except for some joggers, church-goers, and me.

I’ve driven, walked, and biked past these storefronts all summer long and admired the uniqueness of these facades. Each has it’s own character, just like each of the 3 trees.  On this sleepy Autumn morning, conditions were just right to capture the bright yellow leaves on these trees, unobstructed by cars or pedestrians.  My inspiration came from the Edward Hopper painting, Early Sunday Morning.