Turning out the lights

It was a real pleasure to shoot this South London loft apartment for Poulsom Middlehurst a few weeks ago. Or more precisely, one half of a one-room loft apartment, as the client was in the process of moving back in and we had to push his bags and boxes to one side of the space and focus on the other!

The big roof lights let in a huge amount of natural light. Luckily it was an overcast day so we didn't have big contrast ratios and shifting shafts of sunlight to contend with. We opted for a clean, unoccupied look and the white walls and bare wood floor looked great bathed in that soft light.

We didn't need any additional lighting so we could use our time to concentrate on the shapes and structures of their ingenious design. Sometimes it's great to turn the lights out and keep things simple...