It's not that he doesn't take great photographs. It's not that the houses he shoots aren't amazing. No what makes me love London based photographer Graham Atkins-Hughes' body of work is his understanding of mood and atmosphere, space and light. How we inhabit spaces and, as the viewer of his photos, how we react to them. Oh and the photos are great too and the houses amazing. Here is his latest shoot, Art House of Hackney.
I fell in love/hate with this cottage/home in Spain featured in a recent issue of Nuevo Estilo. It's huge open layout is perfect for cottage life and would be a fantastic gathering space of lots of friends and family. The combination of rustic (reclaimed wood, stone) mixed with a leather chesterfield and plaid chair also joined with some mid-century chairs and tables - bringing such disparate pieces together really works here. However, I am baffled by all of the window treatments - massively long purple curtains (why purple? WHY??) and blinds hung way too high. AGH!! The one red, one silver light fixtures in the bathroom...bad idea. (I won't even discuss the bedding). And it is disappointing to see such a lazy approach to the ceiling and beams. Spraying it ALL white instead of leaving some of the raw wood showing, or at least the steal pieces. (Designed by Kotablue and Mercedes de las Heras)
I have a small band of readers who share my addiction to real estate stalking and send me links. You know who you are ladies! I hope I haven't created a monster though. Apparently this stalker can actually see this building from her desk. Is the virtual becoming the actual? Just kidding. On to the apartment. Love it. The art, the views, even how it has been shot for the campaign. Stalking in Surry Hills, Sydney. Link here while it lasts.