The first thing that struck me when walking into the Long Beach Airport’s new concourses, was the open spaces and the transparency that allowed the beauty of the afternoon light to cross the entire width of each. Our shoot began by juxtaposing the historic terminal and control tower with the new secure outdoor space at a height that revealed as much of the original tower as possible with palm trees on either side. Once capturing the afternoon light, camera positions were marked in advance to allow us to photograph several dusk shots under a sky displaying streaks of orange towering above. Our last set-up, out on the walkway toward a boarding JetBlue plane, was shot in darkness. A sky was later dropped in around the plane and also in the window reflections. A library of proprietary sky plates made this possible. Something I add to every time a stunning sky presents itself.
See the article in Architectural Record.
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