The seasons have changed, so now I have some time to tell you about some of the latest photo sessions together with showing you the photos themselves. Commissioned by Csigaterv Architect Office, in the beginning of August I took architectural photos of this holiday home in Balatonőszöd from inside and outside making a full interior photo set. This was not the first time we had worked together, so they gave me a free hand in conducting the task. It is always the best to have a free hand. As usual, I arrived at around noon, and I flew the drone immediately. During the hours in the middle of the day the direct sunrays nicely emphasise the colours, and the structure of the building as well as strong shadows make deep contrasts. This is the reason why it is worth shooting photos of a building even in bright sunlight, just simply you should find the right angle from which the sun properly lights the surface of the house.
This holiday home is magnificent and simple at the same time. A garage takes the ground floor, while the living area is on the first floor. The bathroom and the living room is in one space, and the ceiling of the bathroom and the bedroom opening from the living room is raw concrete. I know it may sound weird a bit, yet, I didn’t feel it to be either dirty or cold, even I liked it as it is, although I am aware that not everybody is keen on raw concrete. There was a steep stair flight leading up from the living room to the rooftop terrace. Before I stepped out, I found there a small room of around 8 square meters having a view to the Balaton. Perhaps I could imagine it as a study, although it is exposed to direct sunshine all day. In the room there was an office chair, so it was being used as a relax room for sitting down a bit and reading a book. Before the sunset, I had one and a half hours free and I was sitting in this small room. The panoramic view of Balaton and the silence merged, and resulted in a brainstorming effect in my mind, and I wrote several-page long notes in my phone about my ideas to be implemented. So, I can firmly say that the rooftop room is perfect for retreat, at least it worked for me.
After sunset I had a more than an hour drive home, which might have been exhausting, however, these photo sessions energise me, and I arrive home with a hight energy level after 12-14-hour photo shooting than I had left with. I am grateful for my job, I can share my time, I do not have to waste my time in the traffic jam as well as I can meet and work together with fantastic people day by day. Be a photographer!