As a construction photographer in NYC, my job is to capture the essence of the museum. Which in this case, is the new location of the International Center of Photography (ICP) on the Lower East Side in New York, built by my client Richter and Ratner
It’s a fascinating role that allows me to combine my joy of being a construction photographer in NYC with my keen interest in the construction industry. When I step into a museum, camera in hand, I am ready to document the evolution of these cultural spaces.
Before starting this project, I collaborate closely with the marketing director to understand their vision and objectives. Working directly with the marketing director ensures that I capture the essence of the space while showcasing the museum’s unique features.
I arrived early for the shoot and meticulously planned my shots to try and produce as many beautiful images as possible.
Once inside, I am immersed in a world of creativity and history. The overall structure becomes the focal point of my photographs.
From sweeping wide-angle shots that convey the overall transformation to close-ups that showcase intricate details, I try to create a visual narrative that reflects the museum and the client who built it. Every photograph is an opportunity to tell that story and capture the magic of the construction process.
After the shoot I’m in Photoshop, combining exposures to get the perfectly exposed image. I aim to bring out the vibrant colors, textures, and nuances that make each photograph come alive. It is a meticulous process that requires a delicate balance between artistic vision and technical expertise.
Being a construction photographer allows me to witness the convergence of creativity, craftsmanship, and history. It is a privilege to capture these spaces as they transform, ensuring that the construction company’s efforts are documented and celebrated for years to come.
If you’d like to see more of my work, go to my website peterdressel.com