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Fora Form Brochure

January 31, 2012

Fora Form is an award winning furniture company and one of Scandinavias longest running suppliers of furniture for the contract market. They are based on the coast of Norway close to the amazing scenery of the Norst West country.

Having worked with Fora Form on previous occasions I knew it would be a pleasure to shoot the location shots for this brochure with them. Test shooting and casting the right people was my introduction to the project, and in Marianna and Piero I found talented dancers who fitted the job perfectly. The sites were scouted by the Fora Form team and several locations on the coast of Norway were selected. An amazing background was guaranteed to add character to the shots! Outdoor shots were therefore set up by Sulesund, south of Ålesund clinging on to the rocks facing the ocean. For the indoor shots we were fortunate to use Runde Miljøsenter on the windswept and breathtaking Island of Runde as well as in the brand new Ulstein Expo Centre in Ulsteinvik.

The actual shoots were a collaboration of efforts from the whole team, stylish furniture, talented models, energetic Fora Form team, everyone joined in. There was a lot of energy on the days and I really feels this came through in the end results. The index page of the brochure is a good example of this, all the pieces had to be carried down onto the rocks in order to get the shot, no digital retouching here!
As always in this kind of landscape we are challenged by the weather, you never really know if your are going to be lucky or not! There was a fair amount of attempts to start setting up the furniture outside only to be surprised by a solid rain cloud, but in the end all the pieces came together and we got our images!

Here is a link to the complete brochure: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d527c07d

By Birthe Hundven-Clements

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Contemporary Cinema Design.

July 1, 2009

This is the latest completed project from the Norwegian design firm Fuggi Baggi. Using experimental lighting and structural techniques they have produced a stunning space that can be adapted for multiple purposes. At Bergen Kino the ceiling consists of drilled aluminum plating pre pressed in to a series of wave like structures. Independently controllable RGB lights have then been fitted, being RGB any desired colour can be created and even low resolution graphics can be displayed using the lights. The cinema resides in an old theatre which used to be double the height of the existing space.

I found the whole experience of photographing the space surprisingly relaxing. With long exposures of up to 5 minutes I really had time to appreciate the subtle nuances of colour and spatial design in the auditorium. Whilst tempted to enjoy a film in the space I decided ‘Bob The Builder’ was probably not the most productive use of my time! The rest of the Bergen Kino complex is due to be renovated over the next 3-4 years.

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Stephen Lawrence Centre for Blueprint Magazine, sneak preview !

May 13, 2008

This is a little teaser of the recently completed photographic documentation of the Stephen Lawrence Center in south London designed by architects Adjaye Asc. The images have been produced for a Blueprint Magazine feature. More images to be released when the article is published.

As an educational charity, the mission is to promote diversity in architecture and associated professions, improve the educational achievements of black and ethnic-minority students, and help young people find pathways out of poverty into sustainable, rewarding careers in architecture, building construction and other fields associated with urban design and regeneration.

On the 7th of February 2008 – The Stephen Lawrence Centre was officially opened by the Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, at a ceremony at the Centre. 

The center consists of a fascinating arrangement of seminar rooms, workshop spaces, design suites and mentoring rooms interlinked by unusual spatial design.

 

Stephen Lawrence Center, Sky View

 

 

Stephen Lawrence Center

 

 

Stephen Lawrence Center, Stairwell


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