BOSTON SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTS 2019 EDUCATION FACILITIES DESIGN AWARD WINNER!
Project: Center for the Arts - Brooks School, North Andover, MA
Architect: Ann Beha Architects
I was selected to take on this project because of the way I photograph K-12 Schools, with a focus on students looking relaxed and unposed. Yet when discussions started about this project, I understood that I was to photograph this project over a school break so that there would be no students in the images!
Hmmm...something wasn't making sense here. Sure it would have been easier to coordinate the photography without students but the most important thing for me is to look out for what I believe to be in my client's best interests. So after some discussion with my client and the school, it was agreed that we would photograph with students. Yay!
By now it was Winter and though my client was anxious to move ahead with the shoot, I knew that with so many large windows in this building looking out onto the beautiful campus, the views outside would look pretty bleak at that time of year. After more discussion, I was able to convince my client to wait until Spring and in the interim, they'd use the scouting photographs I had already done of the project while I was in the Boston area. So I got my way after all! Which is really to say that I was able to keep my client's best interest in mind and photograph this project with students inside and out on a couple of glorious Spring days. It was a win for all parties!