An Unexpected Lighting Challenge and Unreleased Photos from 2019

In 2019 I photographed beautiful, complex, groundbreaking, and award-winning architecture, from the intimate spaces of exquisite private penthouses to expansive adaptive reuse projects. This myriad of projects brought with them a wide range of new experiences. Access my 2019 newsletter archive, linked here, to learn a few of the challenges and triumphs of architectural photography I encountered. 

I’m flying into 2020 with new projects and experiences, too. I’ll be speaking at the International PechaKucha Night on February 20—find more details below!


Ed Massery at International PechKucha Night

I’m delighted to present at the largest International PechaKucha Night to date.

When: February 20, 2020 
Where: Museum Lab, Pittsburgh (map
Cost: $15 / $10 (GPAC/AIA/AIGAmembers)
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2019 in Review: Award and Newsworthy Projects

Mill 19, Hazelwood Green

Fifteen years in the making, Pittsburgh’s latest research and development hub, Mill 19 in Hazelwood, celebrated its official opening in 2019. 

In this shoot, I opted to match close up detail shots of the 1,400 foot-long structure with distant views of the site to convey the building’s immense size and the intrigue of the integration of the new and old structures. View more

Private Residence, Mount Washington

In this luxurious penthouse, an exquisite serpentine glass railing on the second floor and custom millwork throughout together create a dynamic and tranquil dwelling. I worked with studio d’ARC to compose many ideal shots, which highlight the space’s organic architectural forms, custom interior details, and iconic panoramic view of Pittsburgh. View more

King Fly Spirits

From experience, I know that many of Pittsburgh’s structures have a meaningful history. In this shoot for the new distillery King Fly Spirits, I worked with the owners to capture the layered history of the space, which dates back to 1906, when the structure was built as a horse stable. View more.

 Green Light? Go! In the Medical Industry 

Featured Project: UPMC Heart Vascular Institute

Bostwick Design Partnership

Challenge: The overhead white procedure lights were not operating due to technical challenges beyond my control. This left my team with only the green ergonomic procedure lights to use as an overhead light source.  

Solution: I added supplemental lighting around the perimeter of the room, then turned on the green lights to illuminate the top of the equipment. I later removed the green cast in post production and combined multiple files to complete the final photo. 

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