Saturday, February 27, 2016

29th Annual Decorator Show House in Ellicott City, MD.

Washington, DC interior designer Rhonald Angelo's "Gentleman's Dressing Room" at the 29th Annual Decorator Show House held at historic Meriwether Farm in Ellicott City, Maryland.

Rhonald Angelo's "Gentleman's Dressing Room" at the 29th Annual Decorator Show House, Ellicott City, MD.

Rhonald Angelo's "Gentleman's Dressing Room" at the 29th Annual Decorator Show House, Ellicott City, MD.

Todd A. Smith is a No. VA, VA, DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY architectural photographer based in Alexandria, VA. Please visit www.tasphoto.com to see examples of his architectural photography.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Todd A. Smith DC Architectural Photographs Honored with National Design Award




For the sixth time in six months, photographs by DC professional architectural photographer Todd A. Smith have illustrated a prestigious award for his clients, this time a national award from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) for the Bozzuto Construction Company project Monroe Street Market in Washington, D.C.

The platinum award given by NAHB in their 2014 Best in American Living Awards (BALA) program went for the Infill Community category because Monroe Street Market is a $225 million plus project reflecting the transformation of five blighted city blocks in Washington, DC into a walkable mixed-use town center, active 24/7 with housing, ground floor retail, artist studio space and a freestanding community arts building.   

The Monroe Street Market development photographed by Todd A. Smith  was planned by the project team of architects KTGY Group, Inc/Torti Gallas & Partners Inc/ Maurice Walters Architect, builder Bozzuto Construction Company and land planner Torti Gallas & Partners Inc.  There are three distinct and different-looking buildings in the development that cater to different budgets, interests, ages and lifestyle expectations and the structures look like they have always been there.

“The Best in American Living Awards are the most prestigious awards of their kind, setting the benchmark for innovations in residential home design,” says 2014 BALA Chairman Stephen C. Moore.  The award was announced during the recent annual NAHB International Builder’s Show in Las Vegas.

Todd A. Smith Photography, LLC is located in Alexandria, VA and specializes in high quality photographs of residential and commercial interiors, exteriors and scale models for builders, developers, remodelers, interior designers, architects and hotels to use for advertising.


Monroe Street Market's Portland Flats building at dusk
by DC professional architectural photographer Todd A. Smith

Monroe Street Market's Brookland Works lobby interior
by DC professional architectural photographer Todd A. Smith

Monroe Street Market's Cornerstone community room interior
 by DC professional architectural photographer Todd A. Smith


Todd A. Smith is a No. VA, VA, DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY architectural photographer based in Alexandria, VA. Please visit www.tasphoto.com to see examples of his architectural photography.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Farmers & Merchants Union Bank in Architectural Record Magazine December, 2014

My image of the Farmers & Merchants Union Bank in Columbus, WI was featured in the December, 2014 issue of Architectural Record magazine.  The image was used in the magazine's monthly feature, "Guess the Architect" contest.

I waited to post the image until after the contest was over as to not give away the answer, Louis Sullivan.

Farmers and Merchants Union Bank, Columbus, WI.





Todd A. Smith is a No. VA, VA, DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY architectural photographer with based in Alexandria, VA.  Please visit www.tasphoto.com to see examples of his architectural photography.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Congratulations to Maurice Walters Architect and KTGY Group!

Congratulations to Maurice Walters Architect, Inc. and KTGY Group, Inc., the winners of the 2014 AIA DC Chapter Design Awards category:"Presidential Citation in Urban Design" for Arts Walk at Brookland Works!  I am very happy that Todd A. Smith Photography helped win the award!

Link to the award: 2014 DC AIA Chapter Design Awards



Brookland Works is part of the Monroe Street Market mixed use development in Washington, DC.  Monroe Street Market was developed by The Bozzuto Group and Abdo Development and is managed by The Bozzuto Group.

Todd A. Smith is a No. VA, VA, DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY architectural photographer of residential and commercial interiors and exteriors and is local to Alexandria, VA and the Washington, DC region.  Please visit www.tasphoto.com to see examples of Todd A. Smith architectural photography

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Dining Room Interior Design by Rhonald Angelo

Photographed this private Maryland residence dining room by interior designer Rhonald Angelo Interiors of Washington, DC.  Rhonald does an amazing job at selecting just the right materials, textures, colors and items to make a room beautiful.

Please click on image to enlarge.

The pottery figure under the mirror is Tang Dynasty Dancing Lady, circa 618 to 907.

Todd A. Smith is a No. VA, VA, DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY architectural photographer located in Alexandria, VA.   Please visit www.tasphoto.com to see examples of his architectural photography.

Louis Sullivan's Last Jewel Box Photographed by Todd A. Smi

Recently I was in Columbus, Wisconsin and took the opportunity once again to photograph the Farmers and Merchants Union Bank.  The original bank was designed by architect Louis H. Sullivan in 1919.  Over the decades, three additions have been added to the bank.  The first addition was in 1958 by Madison, WI architectural firm Law, Law, Potter & Nystrom (now Potter Lawson, Inc,).  The second addition was in 1980 by Madison, WI architect The Bunce Corporation.  The 1980 addition was later demolished to make way for the 2006 additions by John G. Waite Associates, PLLC of Albany, NY.


Front view of Farmer's and Merchants Union Bank in downtown Columbus, WI on West James Street showing the John G. Waite addition on the left with the buff colored Cream City brick next to the red brick original by Louis Sullivan on the right.  (Photos by Todd A. Smith)

Corner view of Farmer's and Merchant's Bank from West James Street & Dickason Blvd.


North facade of Farmer's and Merchants Bank on Dickason Blvd.  On the left is the red brick original Louis Sullivan design.  The John G. Waite addition in Cream City brick is on the right.

Corner view of the new Cream City brick addition by John G. Waite as seen from Dickason Blvd. and West Harrison Street, Columbus, WI.

Todd A. Smith is a No. VA, VA, DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY architectural photographer located in Alexandria, VA. Please visit www.tasphoto.com to see examples of his architectural photography.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Fountain Pen Photography

During the very cold and snowy days in Washington, DC this March, I kept myself nice and warm by staying inside photographing my fountain pens.  Photographing the fountain pens involved macro photography which is quite a change of scale from my normal architectural photography in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia.

I really enjoyed the challenges of the small scale lighting and styling.  Here are some examples.  Please click on images to enlarge.


Green marbled Pelikan M200 with a Richard Binder "Binderized" extra fine point nib.



My very first fountain pen purchased in 1991 at a Marine Corps Exchange of all places!  Waterman Executive with my Citizen Eco-Drive watch.

 
 
Waterman Executive on carved stone bull.  Purchased the carved stone bull in Mexico many years ago and just noticed that it would make a neat pen stand.
 
 
 
 Waterman Kultur translucent blue demonstrator.


Another view:



Pelikan M200 demonstrator in ceramic Pelikan pen stand.



 As a finale, this is my new Monteverde One Touch Tool ballpoint pen.  It has four measuring scales, a level, a micro phillips/flathead screw driver and touch screen stylus!



Todd A. Smith is a No. VA, VA, DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY architectural photographer with based in Alexandria, VA.  Please visit www.tasphoto.com to see examples of his DC commercial, residential and scale model architectural photography.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Images From a Recent Trip to New York City

Images from a recent trip to New York City:

One World Trade Center from Houston Street.  I liked the juxtaposition of the old and new architecture.  One World Trade Center was designed by David M. Childs of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.



Lunch at Katz's Deli!
 

 
Street Artist.
 


Lou Reed.  He will be missed.
 


Todd A. Smith is a No. VA, VA, DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY architectural photographer based out of Alexandria, VA. Please visit www.tasphoto.com to see examples of his architectural photography.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

While visiting Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia a week ago, I thought I'd try a new panorama technique called "Panosphere".

I've been thinking of this technique for quite a while and waited until I had an appropriate subject to test it on.  Monticello was perfect, as the layout of the mansion lent itself for the composition, plus Thomas Jefferson's world revolved around it.  I titled the image "Jefferson's World":


An added bonus to visiting Monticello was seeing my niece Katy again.  She is fresh from receiving her Masters Degree in Women's History at Sarah Lawrence College in New York City, and is a tour guide at Monticello.


Todd A. Smith is a No. VA, VA, DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY architectural photographer based out of Alexandria, VA. Please visit www.tasphoto.com to see examples of his architectural photography.