I approach photography as a science as much as an art. Composing foreground to background, applying light to shadow and setting the perfect exposure all must be done with a certain law of proportions and precision. Like any complex problem, a good architectural photograph requires a healthy dose of quantitative reasoning and intuition in order to understand and convey the designer's intent.
Multiple Exposure Photography
The camera does not capture what the eye sees.
There are plenty of similarities: the aperture works as a pupil, the sensor works as our network of cones and rods, and the lens works as…well, our lens. The main difference results from the fact we also have our own processing system to convert the images into electric signals sent to the brain.
What our eyes really see is our mind’s interpretation of the signals, not the actual light received by our eyes. For instance, when walking into a brightly lit space, our eyes naturally, automatically adjust to see all the areas - light and dark. A camera cannot, so it’s up to the photographer to reconstruct the final image for the camera through the digital equivalent of the mind: Photoshop.
Above are some raw images used for processing. In each version of the space, a different area of focus can be seen in optimal detail with a varying degree of light captured. By combining multiple exposures, we hope to create an image that resembles what our mind would recreate.