Tuesday, September 7, 2010

We Won! International Photography Awards Announced

The 2010 International Photography Awards received nearly 15,000 submissions from 103 countries across the globe and Anice, Judy and Allen won a combined total of 8 Honorable Mentions. IPA is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, which holds an awards ceremony annually in New York City. The Foundation's mission is to honor master photographers, to discover new and emerging talent and to promote the appreciation of photography. Visit http://photoawards.com/en/Pages/Gallery/hmention2010PRO.php to see their winning entries.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

WestEnd 25, Washington DC

Working with Forrest Perkins on the recently renovated luxury West End 25 Apartments was such a pleasure!  The project's polished interior palette makes use of transparent glass, natural light, bright colors plus the "WestEnd 25 Red" and incorporates a modern aesthetic. WestEnd 25 also meets US Green Building Council's LEED Gold certification, which is rare among apartment communities in the DC region.

Monday, May 31, 2010

4th Annual Photography Masters Cup

Judy & Anice were presented with the 4th annual Photography Masters Cup Nominee titles in the categories of Architecture, Nature and People. The prestigious Winners Gallery, observed as the industry's most important event for color photography, was viewed by over 40,000 online spectators upon it's announcement in May.

The judges reviewed thousands of images submitted from every corner of the globe. Final nominations included Judy Davis's exceptional image (displayed here) entered in the Nature category. Judy received 3 nominations in the Nature category and 2 nominations in the Architecture category, and Anice received a nomination in the People category. Both photographers received a high percentage of votes overall. The international Jury included leaders in the industry ranging from the National Geographic Channel, Kodak USA, Esquire in London and Christie's in New York.

The INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERS CUP is the leading international award honoring excellence in color photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in color photography.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Washingtonian Residential Design Awards

Congratulations to our clients, Robert M Gurney, FAIA and
Cunningham | Quill for winning 2010 Washingtonian Residential Design Awards!

Robert Gurney's Lujan Residence in Ocean View, DE provides a sense of living in a garden. Privacy was key to the design and the scheme is conceived to integrate living spaces with the outdoors thru clerestory windows and an abundance of light.

The goal for Cunningham | Quill's Davis Place was to bring progressive design into Arlington's traditional vernacular. The bright, open spaces break the traditional mold of affordable housing, while the design lends itself to creating a sense of community among residents.

2010 winners will be celebrated at the Embassy of Denmark, Danish Ambassador's Residence, on Friday, May 14th at the AIA Garden Party.

Monday, April 19, 2010

HDP Workshops & Seminars

What people are saying about our workshop:

"I found the workshop to be quite helpful. In the morning presentation, I liked it when you took the current terms back to their roots in film photography because I then had something tangible in my own mind to connect them with."

"I liked the shift between the digital darkroom presenters - it gave more interest to the whole day. It also helped showcase the depth you three have as a team."

"I have already been able to implement some of what you taught. I adjusted the color and perspective on a couple of images for a project in our portfolio. Now they are presentable and look like they belong in our marketing materials."

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Digital Photography Workshop

On April 9th, HDP is presenting it's first in a series of workshops, "Digital Photography for Architects and Designers: Tips for Obtaining Professional Results". We are excited to bring our expertise to our clients and showcase the services we provide, from
digital photography techniques to Photoshop retouching.

Building on our AIA Lunch N Learn seminar, we are expanding the information to include tips and tricks for Photoshop retouching and highlight HDR (High Dynamic Range) Photography.

Our first workshop is sold out. Our next presentation is Friday, May 7th. Please call or email us if you'd like more details!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Lunch 'n Learn: Photography Workshop: SOLD OUT

Anice, Judy and Allen presented a seminar last Friday to a capacity crowd at the DCAIA for the chapter's Lunch n Learn series. Frustrated by all the photography classes that tailor only to weddings, portaiture and photo journalism, Hoachlander Davis Photography has created a class specifically for architects and designers! Designed for individuals who want to document their own projects or for firms who work with professional architectural photographers and want to better understand digital terms and techniques. Stayed tuned for more seminars and private workshops!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Hickok Cole's LAMB school project featured in Architectural Record

Check out Hickok Cole's Latin American Montessori Bilingual school featured in the January issue of Architectural Record. Anice Hoachlander photographed this new project just as kids came back to school last September. Hickok Cole Architects transformed an almost 100-year old school (building on left) in Northeast Washington and expanded the school to accommodate an ever-growing student population. Kids and teachers alike were thrilled to be in this new location. Congratulations to everyone who made this project possible. It was heartwarming to see all the happy faces during the photo shoot!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

DESIGNArlington Awards

Congratulations to our clients Architecture Inc, Bonstra Haresign and Wiedemann Architects for their winning projects in the inaugural DESIGNArlington '09 Awards.

Architecture Inc was recognized for their Washington Capitals/Kettler Iceplex & Training Center design. The facility includes 2 full size NHL ice rinks, a 20,000sf training center and 28,000sf of corporate office space, which was built on top of an existing 7-story parking garage adjacent to Ballston Mall.

The Shelton, designed by Bonstra Haresign Architects, is one of the first components of the revitalization effort in the Nauck community of the Shirlington area. The multi-family residential building includes an inviting interior courtyard, ground floor retail and fulfills AHC's mission to bring affordable housing to Arlington with a high level of design.

The McGlone Residence was designed by Wiedemann Architects. Arlington County sponsored the awards program to recognize and encourage design excellence and sought to capture the County's architectural diversity.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Last evening Judy Davis presented her current portfolio to a group of peers at the annual ASMP DC chapter program "8x10: Eight Members/Ten Minutes". After serving on the Chapter Board from 2000-2004, Judy was honored to return to friendly faces and colleagues where she revealed what she's been shooting since then. The images that garnered the best reaction were the before and after of Arlington's Davis Place exterior, highlighting extensive retouching requested by the clients, AHC Inc and Cunningham Quill Architects.

Friday, October 23, 2009

HDP is an Art Angel
Award winning firm, Hickok Cole Architects, opens it's doors every year to host "Art Night" and raise money for Washington Project for the Arts. Local artists showcased their work to raise money for WPA and build the local arts community. HDP joined other local businesses as a contributing Art Angel for the event. Judy photographed the event and Anice and Allen were selected as two of the exhibiting artists. A fun time had by all!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

5 clients
6 awards!

Congratulations to our clients on winning AIA/DC Chapter Awards for their outstanding projects!

Bonstra Haresign Architects
Parker Flats at Gage School, The Shelton
Chatelain Architects PC
Stanford at Washington DC
Reader Swartz Architects
City Meat Building
Robert M Gurney, FAIA
Ten Year House
Studio27 Architecture
Kipp DC Benning Road Campus

All winning projects will be published in the Winter issue of ArchitectureDC.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Game Day at University of Maryland

University of Maryland has a new expansion to Byrd Stadium and the Terps are lovin' it! Judy Davis and Allen Russ photographed Tyser Tower for Heery on Opening Day 2009 and included fans and students utilizing the new space.

Can you see how Photoshop helped "enhance" this image compared to what Mother Nature provided us? We love Photoshop, you can "fix" anything.

Congratulations to Heery and Clark Constructionfor delivering the facility a full year ahead of the initial schedule proposed by the University!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New Client - Clark Nexsen

Anice recently met with Frank Kaye of Clark Nexsen, and was selected to photograph their new WDC offices. Clark Nexsen is a premier architecture, engineering, interior design and planning firm that has been in continuous operation for 89 years. With offices in Washington D.C - Norfolk, Alexandria, Richmond, and Roanoke, Virginia - Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina, Clark Nexsen employs a staff of over 500, which includes 170 LEED Accredited Professionals. They specialize in college and university buildings, federal, municipal and state government facilities, offices, commercial, healthcare, retail, food-service, recreational, and manufacturing. We thoroughly enjoyed working with this firm and look forward to more collaborations in the future!

Friday, September 4, 2009

That Extra Mile... Value Added Services...

Call it what you like. We go to great lengths to make sure every shot is perfect.

This is Allen, and his three identical brothers, doing a little prep-work during one of his recent photoshoots for Graham Landscape Architecture.

Friday, August 14, 2009

2009 Design Award for Randall Mars Architects

Recently photographed by Anice Hoachlander, the Viola residence won a Remodeling Magazine Design Award and a Fairfax County Exceptional Design Award. Anice had a gorgeous spring day to capture the project. Congratulations to Randy and his project team. To see more of the project, go to the Randall Mars Architects website. Winning projects will be published in the September issue of Remodeling Magazine.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

New Client - Bell Architects

Marilynn Mendell referred us to architect, David Bell (thanks Marilynn!), to photograph his new offices located in an historic townhouse in downtown Washington, DC near the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Bell Architects specialize in difficult, urban sites, sustainable design, historic preservation and adaptive reuse. Anice photographed both exteriors and interiors of their space. In the exterior photo shown here, Anice created a stitched panorama in elevation to provide context to the historic nature of this project.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Best of Interior Design - Washington Spaces

Congratulations to Susan Gulick Interiors for winning a Best of Interior Design Award in Washington Spaces' 2009 Design Competition! The winning project of 35 entries for Living Rooms was featured in the Spring 2009 issue. Susan's client, a family of four in this Great Falls, VA home, wanted to "create order and serenity" in the room where they would spend most of their time. Meanwhile, the furniture had to be durable to withstand the daily use by the 2 young girls and the family dog. Add that gorgeous, teal blue accent color with the maple and walnut wall panels and this room is a knockout!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Experimental Night Photography

As digital technologies have evolved we are routinely testing the limits of our cameras and exploring the myriad of options now available to us via digital photography and photoshop.

These photographs are from one of Allen's recent shoots for Barnes Vanze Architects. Using photoshop, classic lighting techniques and two types of cameras: an old view camera with a digital adapter and a new digital view camera, he was able to capture this Virginia vineyard house at night. Each photograph is made up of several exposures and took a total of about 3 hours to capture, not including setup!

Friday, June 19, 2009

New Client BBG-BBGM

Judy Davis recently shot the Westin in Virginia Beach for BBG-BBGM. Exterior photography took important consideration so as to highlight the Town Center aspect with surrounding views. We also photographed the Lobby, late night of course. One aspect of photographing interiors in a busy reception area is that we sometimes have to accomplish this task from 10pm until dawn. Come join us, these kinds of shoots are always fun!

BBG-BBGM provided the architectural design of this mixed-use project in the Town Center of Virginia Beach. The tower is designed to emphasize the verticality of the form, yet to reflect the change in uses from the hotel on the lower floors to the typical residential floors, finally to the four floors of high-end luxury residential and the residents’ social room at the apex.

Friday, May 15, 2009

17th Annual Custom Home Design Awards

Congratulations to Robert M. Gurney and Jeffrey Broadhurst - 2 of our clients who won Custom Home Awards this year. Anice Hoachlander photographed the projects; Gurney's Harkavy residence won a Custom Detail Merit Award and Broadhurst received an Accessory Building Grand Award for the Shack at Hinkle Farm. CUSTOM HOME received 513 entries in nine categories. Just 24 projects were singled out for accolades. The jury was comprised of four distinguished custom builders and architects, including Heather Cass, FAIA, Cass & Associates Architects, Washington, D.C.; Jacob S. Goldberg, Goldberg General Contracting, Chicago; Mary Griffin, FAIA, Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects, San Francisco; and David Warner, Redhorse Constructors, San Rafael, Calif.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Residential Architect Design Awards Announced

The 10th annual residential architect Design Awards were just announced in the March/April issue. There were over 1100 entries this year in 16 categories. Only 44 projects were recognized for honors and Anice Hoachlander photographed three of the winners. Broadhurst Architects won the Outbuilding Grand Prize for the Shack at Hinkle Farm. The judges gave the project a Grand award for the architect's tenacity and the simplicity of outcome. Bonstra Haresign Architects won an adaptive reuse merit award for Parker Flats at Gage School in Washington, DC. The architects converted an abandoned public school building into 92 loft-style condos. The results were lauded by the judges as "skillfully done inside and outside." And Barnes Vanze Architects won a Restoration/Preservation Merit Award for an historic virginia farmhouse in Great Falls, VA. "They brought the house into a 20th-century lifestyle and maintained the richness," said one judge.
Congratuations to our winning clients this year and thanks for the opportunity to photograph such wonderful projects!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Smithsonian NMAAHC

Congratulations to our client, Smithgroup! They were selected as part of the team to design the new National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), to be constructed on the National Mall. Freelon Adjaye Bond/Smithgroup was among six architectural firms shortlisted for the museum's design competition. The building will be worthy of the museum's vision and its prominent place on the National Mall, it embodies the African American spirit.

Judy Davis supplied site photography so that renderings could be matched to the site photos for their submission and design intent. Photographs were photoshopped and retouched to look like the rendered view from the Jefferson Memorial and Washington Monument.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

AIA Convention - Exhibition

Anice & Judy have been chosen among ASMP professional photographers to exhibit their work at the AIA Convention in San Francisco in May.  We are members of the Architectural Photography Specialty Group within ASMP, and the gallery will highlight images from nationally recognized architectural photographers.

Architect: WDG Architecture, Washington DC

AIA Convention - Gallery

Photograph selected for the AIA Convention in San Francisco, May 2009

Architect: Barnes Vanze, Washington DC

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Kettler Capitals Iceplex at Dawn

This image was taken at dawn at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex practice rink and Corporate Headquarters in Arlington Virginia.

When Judy Davis met the client at the site at 5am, heavy fog was forecasted for the morning commute. As she was preparing the interior, her assistant was setting up supplemental lighting, and the client was cleaning up and removing unsightly items in the perimeter offices and conference room in the lower right windows.

HDP tries to prepare our clients when we say that dusk and dawn shots are intense in set-up and preparation. We race the sun for that perfect moment of balance, interior light to exterior ambient light ratio. Since the fog was so heavy, when Judy finished shooting, the client turned to her and asked "Did we get the shot?"

Once the image was proofed and emailed, the client loved the shot! They presented it at the 2007 NAIOP Awards ceremony in which they won Best Building Award of Excellence.