Architectural photography for a commercial real estate project. The goal of this photo was to highlight the anchor tenant in a strip mall, present it as a clean space free of distractions, and to show people shopping at the store.
The Louisiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects held their annual awards ceremony on March 13, 2017. I was fortunate to have been involved with two projects that won awards this year.
IBM Rooftop Terrace by Ryan McKnight of McKnight Landscape Architects won a Merit Award in the Built Environment / Commercial category.
LASM Yazoo Plaza designed by Brian Goad of Suzanne Turner Associates won a Merit Award in the Built Environment / Urban Design category.
The Downtown Development District announced the opening of the North Boulevard Promenade and held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newest section of the Baton Rouge Downtown Greenway on December 28, 2016. The promenade consists of a two lane bike path and a separate walking path in the median of North Blvd. It begins in front of the Old Governor's mansion and extends to I-110.
We have had some very foggy mornings over the past week in Baton Rouge. I went downtown at sunrise to check out the Mississippi River, Horace Wilkinson bridge, USS Kidd, and Louisiana State Capitol.
Sunset view of Tiger Stadium on Christmas. LSU swaps out the purple & gold lights with green & red lights every year. Photographing it at sunset after a light rain really added a nice touch.
One of my old friends recently made the move from Los Angeles back to Baton Rouge to open a restaurant in the downtown area. Cocha will be serving "locally sourced food with globally inspired flavors". I was there for the December 22 soft opening and took a few pictures of the space.
Using one of the Downtown Baton Rouge parking garages to frame the Louisiana State Capitol and provide a nice backdrop for a rare self portrait.
The Dow Chemical plant in Plaquemine, Louisiana made the regional news early in December when a chlorine leak caused flaring and lots of smoke that was visible for miles. Dow got local news coverage two weeks later when an issue with a compressor caused flaring to happen again. This was the view during the second incident.
A group of Santas walk down Fourth Street toward the Louisiana State Capitol as people start to line up for the Cortana Kiwanis Baton Rouge Christmas Parade on December 10, 2016.
The first couple of weeks in December are always filled with corporate Christmas parties and I work a few of these every year with shots ranging from candid event photography to posed portraits. These shots were taken at Warehouse 535 in Lafayette and at the Renaissance Hotel in Baton Rouge.