A few off camera moments from a shoot last week in Switzerland and now just when there’s a little bit of late summer sun, we are in the Bat cave processing away, no worries best part of a week in the Alps wasn’t to bad.
Shot this last year, great job and team, I cant belive what these interior design teams get done in the final few days of a instulation, well done, i am sure it will be well featured around the world.
Up in the hills above Verbier, I thought it was quite cool that peoples address around here was the altitude there house was at, this one was something like 1850, maybe they are all like that in the hills, anyway the nice people at FT decided to put my shot over 2 pages, now that’s what you call a spread, do miss the old days when supps did features on say architecture and they were A3 in size rather than the pocket job but in saying that I think there maybe a trend in going big, well lets hope so.
This is a bit of a catch up post, since I have been back from india it been pretty none stop thankfully, so thought I would just do one post to get up to-date.
French Alps Chalet for a London designer.
Geneva Furniture for UK designer
Private Hotel London
Furniture designer London
Morning shot’s outside my hotel window on Lake Geneva. Well I have worked in Geneva a couple of times before but never stayed on the lake, the shoot I am doing today is just outside Nyon which lies just north east of Geneva and small old town and in true Swiss style every thing in its place and very very tidy, it seems that ever bit of water in Switzerland weather in a water butt, a lake or water-feature seems to have just come straight from the Evian bottling plant, it is so clean. Watch out for Mont Blanc the highest peak in the Alps, in the background of some of the images.
In Switzerland this week, well Courchevell actually and I discovered that they do address here by altitude, quite sensible, don’t know what happens when you get to a flat bit…but there again, I don’t think there is any flat bits around here.
Met some very nice people that look after the chalet we were shooting and a chef that cant cook, only joking Pete just checking you are reading the blog, a great chef that looked after us very well and had a keen eye for a photo. So a big thank you to all for making the chalet look at its best the day before it all got packed away as the season had finished.
We have been in India 3 1/2 weeks now, Christmas has come and gone, so has the damp smell form my cloths, the magic thing is once they have been hung in the sun, the smell disappears, it take us a do few weeks to get very thing aired and either put away, put up or put on. We normally have some sort of animal to evict, this year in was a snake from our utility room. With the rains staying so long this year we were very glad that we did not come in early November, in the 17 or so days we have been here we have only had 2-3 full days of sun, away plenty to do in the garden, been finding some strange things there as well, look at the fellow, found him chomping through one of my plants.
Was out on the scooter the other day part looking for a new house and part looking for locations to shoot when we happen upon the top image, I am looking due south so should make a good morning shot, I will be returning with a bigger chip.
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