Cloud 9 Architectural Photography
Cloud 9 Architectural Photography was established by Jonathan & Zarina Taylor back in the early 1990s and since then we have grown the business and our client base to include names as diverse as McDonald’s and Jimmy Choo.
We adhere to a “less is more” philosophy when it comes to architectural photography, and we often go to great lengths, not only to ensure that the subject is looking perfect, but also manipulating the environment subtly to enhance our client’s work. Many of our images look quite simple, but are in fact the result of many hours of work, both in camera and in post-production.
We realised very early on in our business that providing impressive images of buildings is only part of what our corporate clients wanted. In order to be available to shoot at short notice, and to have retouching services when people need them we needed to grow.
Today we have a small network of staff to call upon to ensure we can always get a job done. Chief among these is Sarah, our Photoshop genius who ensures that all our images have the quality and colour consistency that we are known for. We also have two photographers based in the UK and one in Spain, all of whom have assisted Jonathan for several years to ensure that they can shoot with the Cloud 9 “look”. We also have half a dozen photographers and assistants that we can call on occasionally, depending on the work we require. As a result, we never have to turn a job down and will always get the results our clients are after.
With this team, we are able to cover all the major store openings for our clients throughout the UK, Europe and the Middle East.
In order to provide the very highest quality photographic images, we don’t rely solely on standard DSLR cameras. We have invested in the very best architectural camera available made by Cambo in the Netherlands, combined with a Phase One digital back. Phase One digital backs provide images up to 100mb, capturing the finest of details and with a colour and texture clarity that is quite extraordinary.
The camera of course is only part of the story, the rest is lighting. Both natural lighting, controlled through reflectors and diffusers, as well as studio flash lights, combine to produce beautiful, natural-looking interior images.
Please contact us to discuss any aspect of architectural photography, video or retouching, we’re always ready to help in any way we can.