Frank L. Blum Construction hired The House of NyghtFalcon to photograph the completed First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, NC. That included:
♦ Specialized areas, for example the children’s and teen’s area, staff offices, conference rooms, and common areas.
♦ The sitting area in the entrance.
♦ The sanctuary.
♦ The mechanical areas.
♦ The exterior, during the day.
NyghtFalcon met with marketing people from Frank L. Blum, the general contractor, in order to determine how the project would be implemented. Once a plan was in place:
♦ On two different days, we returned to the site to photograph different parts of the project as they were being completed. We had to assess progress towards completing the building in the face of a hard deadline for completing our work. The building was already in use and that meant that we had to carefully work around people and events.
♦ The sanctuary was exceptionally difficult to photograph. The sheer size of the sanctuary coupled with reflective surfaces made the task even more daunting.
♦ There were other issues we had to manage as well – for example, most power outlets were not working, and, as we were working, furniture was still arriving and books being placed in the stacks.
♦ We also had to time where we worked to the position of the sun in relationship to some of the glass walls in order to ensure that the emotional experience of the space could be “captured.”
♦ We used strobes to ensure that the color, detail, and contrast of the space was conveyed in the images we created. There were significant challenges lighting the many spaces given the vast number of reflective surfaces.
The images we created convey the beauty of the space as we experienced it.