Photographing Architectural Wall Panels

All the way back in February of this year, when it was cool and lovely enough outside to wear jeans and a cardigan and not sweat through everything I was wearing in a matter of seconds, I got in my car and drove three and a half hours to Hunstville, AL to photograph a Planet Fitness (for a client, not just for fun).

Instead of focusing on photographing spaces like I usually do, I was focusing on photographing different kinds of architectural wall panels in their environments. The client had provided me with a shot list so all I had to do was find the locations and capture them either without people in them, or in such a way that gym member wouldn’t be recognizable. I don’t love taking pictures in places where there are a lot of people. I was a little worried that some of the gym members might give me the stink-eye but nobody seemed to be bothered by my presence. Shooting with a slow shutter speed allowed me to blur peoples’ faces and not violate anybody’s privacy.

The following are a few of my favorite photos from the shoot. I shot the first one twice with different lights on each time. You can drag the slider back and forth to see the two different versions. For the rest of the photos you can click on them to see a larger version.