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Just Off The Press: Real Estate Photography at The Four Seasons Complex in Montreal for The New-York Times

One of the most exciting thing about editorial photography is that they allow you to discover new places and new perspectives on a city. When The New York Times contacted me for a story about the construction of the brand new Four Seasons Complex in Montreal, I was more than happy to oblige.

As usual for this type of assignment, the photo editor sent me a list of the locations and people that would be featured in the article, which helped a lot find the angle I want to give to the story.

Although I knew at the time that they would only use a limited amount of photos, I wanted to make sure to be thorough and give them as many options as possible to illustrate the article. In my opinion, the best way to showcase building is at dusk, especially when the project is located in one of the busiest locations of Montreal. For architecture, I always prioritize the use of a 24mm Tilt Shift lens and complete with a standard 24-70mm zoom lens.

The visit of the construction site was really fascinating. The perspective from the top floors, where the luxury condos will be located, is nothing short of amazing. I would have definitely enjoyed doing a couple of dusk photography sessions there.


Although it didn’t end up being used, part of this assignment also included taking a portrait of the owners of a jewelry stand installed in front of the construction works.

If you’re curious to check out the article on the New-York Times website, please follow this link.

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David Giral is a published Montreal/Toronto based editorial and commercial professional photographer specialized in architecture, interiors, portrait and travel photography.

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