Earlier this year I had the opportunity to step inside two phenomenal Cridland Associates projects here in Calgary. The first was Douglas Cridland's own home, which featured dark woods, concrete, and a jaw-dropping art collection. The second was a modern home with colourful accents set against rich dark backgrounds. Both homes presented their own unique challenges but were fantastic to photograph with the help of the Cridland Associates team that was on location.
A few months after the photoshoots, I was thrilled to hear the images were going to be featured in Western Living Magazine's September 2016 issue as Cridland Associates deservedly took the title of Interior Designer Of The Year 2016.
For Douglas Cridland's own home, I wanted to keep the dark ambiance and focus on adding only very subtle pops of light on the main design pieces to set them apart from the other dark surroundings. By lighting sparingly I was able to keep the moody and dramatic feel of the room as it was intended to be.
The biggest challenge at the second home was to photograph the dining room from a one-point perspective. Since the stairwell restricted the viewpoint I chose to setup a 22'+ tripod on the lower level and raise it up to the main floor to get the best possible angle. It wasn't easy, but it was the right choice and I'm so glad we took the time to frame it this way.
Check out the article in the September issue of Western Living Magazine or check it out online here. (http://www.westernlivingmagazine.com/doty/interiors-designer-of-the-year-2016-douglas-cridland/)