For the past couple of years I've had the honor of photographing for the Harvard Graduate School of Design's annual publication: Platform. Platform is a compendium of selected student works highlighting novel ideas in architecture. This year, amazing architect and assistant professor Jennifer Bonner took the reigns of Platform 9: Still Life and suggested adding color to the whole project. Jennifer was inspired by the work of Barbara Kasten and asked I could incorporate some of the feeling of Kasten's work into the project. It was a interesting and welcome challenge to experiment with colored lights on set. In some instances we used fairly complex color theory to balance while getting colored shadows, at other times we were purely experimenting. What resulted was a beautiful, whacky, colorful arrangement of still lives that ultimately graced both the publication, as well as the gallery space in the Harvard GSD building alongside the models themselves.
Below I've included the colorful Platform 9 images, shots of the show in the Harvard GSD Gallery, as well as some portraits of Harvard GSD faculty and architectural model shots from previous years.
(Shots of works in the physical gallery copyright: Justin Knight & Harvard University Graduate School of Design)