Southern New England Home Magazine 2013

This summer I had the honor of photographing four great projects for Southern New England Home Magazine. All four spreads are featured in the current issue of SNEH. It was a great opportunity to work with many talented designers and photograph some beautiful spaces.

Below are highlights of the four projects I photographed, pick up a copy of SNEH to see the full articles and photos.

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The Boston Globe Magazine

Featured this past June in The Boston Globe Magazine (06/02/13) are my photographs of a Brookline, MA living room designed by Boston-based interior designer, Duncan Hughes. Located in the “Style Watch” section, the article “Parlor Tricks” highlights a variety of the the products used by Duncan in decorating the home.

 

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End of Winter Update 2013

Josh Kuchinsky Photography is back on-line after the long New England Winter and gearing up for the coming Spring Season. It’s been a busy few months with many exciting photo shoots and great images. I have updated my website with new images taken over the last 12 months and will have more posts in the coming months.

Below is a selection of images taken from my past few shoots including a couple shots from a Dartmouth, MA beach house to remind us of the warmer days ahead.

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Southern New England Home Magazine 2012

Featured in the current 2012-2013 annual edition of Southern New England Home Magazine are my photos of an beautifully updated Chatham beach home designed by Minglewood Homes of Chatham, MA.

Pick up a copy of the magazine to read the article and photos (page 136) and see it all for yourself:

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Featured in the current issue of Southern New England Living are my photographs of various beacon Hill store fronts and street scenes.

 

Click here, “In Store” for an online version of the article.

 

Bath and Powder Rooms

Just as I posted about kitchens a few months back, bath and powder rooms are equally important aspects of the home and deserve some attention.

A well-appointed bath adds a comforting touch to any home, contributing to an overall peaceful atmosphere.

Good photography is essential in capturing the carefully considered design of these intimate spaces.

When photographing baths, my main focus is creating a bright and relaxed mood that draws the viewer into the scene.

Paying special attention to the small details, whether it be the wall treatments, tiling, sconces or hardware, I strive to compose a dynamic image that brings all of the essential elements to life.

Working with the added dimension of radiant daylight, my portraits bring the room to life, allowing the viewer to truly experience the intended design and atmosphere of the space.

Below are some examples of my bath and powder room photography. Please take a look and keep me in mind for any design project that requires high-quality photography.

Lisa Wasserman Sivan Design                                                          Duffy Design Group

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Southern New England Weddings Magazine

Featured in the current issue of Southern New England Weddings are my photographs taken at two separate venues highlighting beautifully styled tabletop designs.

 

The 1st shoot, taken at the New England Aquarium; feature the talented work of Simple Details Events and Mimosa Fresh Flower Design.

 

The photographs below, taken at the Boston Opera House feature the skilled work of Ray Quinones of The Catered Affair and Patrice R. Milley Floral Designer.

 

Kitchen Photography

Lately, it feels like I’ve been photographing kitchens in my sleep, so I thought now would be a good time to talk about my approach to photographing kitchens and feature some of the final images.

As kitchens are often the focal point of the home, it’s important that good kitchen design be represented by professional photography.

If you want your work to stand out and get noticed, having high-quality imagery is a must.

Below are two kitchens I recently photographed for Mid-Continent Cabinetry that show four different views, each adding to the viewer’s sense of  “space”. It’s important to feature an overall view or perhaps two, accompanied by at least three tighter shots e.g., vignettes and details to show a complete understanding of the overall design and functionality of any kitchen.

The overall shot gives the viewer a sense of the space and the tighter detailed shots bring the viewer into the room, allowing one to experience the design and atmosphere of the kitchen as it’s intended.

 

 

Southern New England Home Magazine 8.4.11

Featured in the current 2011-2012 annual edition of Southern New England Home Magazine are my photos of a beautiful Shingle-style seaside home located in Woods Hole, MA. The “Rose Cottage” built in the late 1800’s, underwent several carefully planed renovations with the collaborative efforts of builder M. Duffany Builders, Inc., Hart Associates Architects and the interior design firm, Lou Lou’s Décor.

Check out the article and photos (page 144) and see it all for yourself:

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Vilna Shul ~ Boston, MA

Tucked away between the Beacon Hill brownstones on Phillips Street there stands a synagogue. Walk by too fast and you’d never even notice it. But this is no ordinary synagogue. This is the Vilna Shul, the oldest immigrant era synagogue in the City of Boston, a place that in the 1930′s had a population of more than 100,000 Jews and 50 synagogues. The Vilna Shul is an amazing building, rich with architectural and cultural history.

You can read all about it here.  The Vilna Shul

As a photographer lucky enough to shoot the Vilna Shul, I wanted to capture its timeless beauty. Seems easy some might say, but the Vilna shows signs of almost a century of use, and weathered buildings can be a challenge to photograph.

It really was a treat to stand inside and feel the history all around me. The ceilings are high, approx twenty feet, and strategically placed skylights allow for ample amounts of soft light. Some of the features that immediately jumped out at me were the chandeliers, the stained glass and the murals, some of which are still being discovered underneath many years and layers of paint. Other interesting features that caught my eye included members’ plaques, pickle barrels, and an original turn of the century stove.

An interesting anecdote: the eternal light above the ark shines through two hands, each forming the letter shin as a Kohanim would. Leonard Nimoy, aka “Spock” of Star Trek fame, grew up in Boston’s West End and visited the Vilna Shul as a child. Legend has it he conceived his character’s legendary “live long and prosper” Vulcan salute by mimicking the hands.

Below are the photos from the shoot:

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