Chuck Choi Architectural Photography

I knew you when you were nobody


My old school chum, Eric Thompson, gave me a ring last fall with a project to photograph. It's been 20+ years since we endured lead dust, glue, and eviscerating criticism together, and I have been waiting patiently for my mates to finally realize some fine "A"rchitecture.

Eric had been commissioned by his dad to create a writers cabin on their property in New Hampshire Lake.  The project won a AIA award and Eric was eager to photograph it and get it published.  The cabin was situated along an unperturbed stretch of lakefront.  The light the setting offered was beautiful, coming from the lake laterally and filtering through the trees.  The heavy growth meant that it would best be shot around dusk or in overcast.  In full sun the foliage would throw up distracting contrasty patterns onto the edifice.