Architectural Photographer | Capturing History at the Hotel Jerome

Architectural Photographer | Capturing History at the Hotel Jerome

Posted on 30. Jun, 2013 by in Architectural Photography, Business Photography, Commercial

The historic Hotel Jerome's lobby

The historic Hotel Jerome’s lobby

Walking into the Hotel Jerome in Aspen is to surround yourself in both luxury and Aspen’s colorful history.

Auberge Resorts took over ownership of the Jerome in late 2011.  In 2012 Auberge closed it down for several months prior to ski season to renovate the interiors of all rooms as well as the renowned J-Bar.

Many of Aspen’s beautiful buildings were constructed in the 1880s, when the surrounding mines were overflowing with silver. Jerome Wheeler, one of the town’s most prominent citizens, constructed the 1889 Hotel Jerome. Peek into the ornate lobby to get a sense of turn-of-the-20th-century living.

The Hotel Jerome's rich history is displayed on the walls

The Hotel Jerome’s rich history is displayed on the walls


The pool is open year round

My assignment as an architectural photographer was to photograph several rooms along with the lobby, restaurant, bars and meeting rooms for the Orbitz travel website.

Rather than use interior lighting that is often very time consuming, Orbitz preferred the shoot be in HDR (High-Dynamic Range).  HDR imaging is a software program that blends the highlights, mid-tones and shadows into one perfectly toned (Although sometimes slightly unreal looking) and perfectly exposed image.  In today’s digital world, it is a tool every professional photographer should be able to have in their bag when it is needed it to create a better image than we otherwise would be able to.


Aspen’s newest introduction to its renowned restaurant scene is Prospect


Aspen’s iconic J-Bar remains the town’s social hot spot


The One Bedroom Suite consists of two rooms

As a Denver architectural photographer, I strive to produce a natural view of a building’s exterior or interior space.  Composition and camera placement are the keys to a quality architectural image.  A precise blend of natural light and studio style is needed to create an image to showcase a space.  Most architectural interior shoots can sometimes be a tedious process of portable studio light placement and adjustment to highlight every detail.  I work meticulously to photograph a high quality image that is sharp from edge-to-edge.

Whether you are selling a home or building, showcasing an interior design for marketing or chronicling an architectural project, let of Brian Walski at Colorado Visions capture your vision.  Brian’s architectural photography is second to none in quality, style and value.  When image counts, call 303-346-2070 for complete details.

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