Jason Mann Photography

Architectural Photography Specialist - New Zealand.

Interior Magazine Feature - Contact Energy

One of my first big shoots this year was photographing the Contact Energy fit out in Wellington for Studio Pacific Architecture.

This was both a base build and design project for Studio Pacific that included the introduction of an atrium (no small task!) and the creation of a warm, social and inspiring fit out that connects seamlessly over three floors. 

Marcellus and the team at Studio Pacific did a fantastic job. It is great to see this project featured in this month’s Interior Magazine. 


For a detailed run down of the project please check pick up the latest copy of Interior Magazine. Below are a few additional photos that are not included in the article.

Interior Magazine Feature - The Building Intelligence Group

I had the pleasure of photographing The Building Intelligence Group’s new Wellington fit out in the Telecom Central building late last year. This striking premise was designed by the talented group at Inside Design. The fit out has been highlighted in Interior Magazine this month. 


For the full feature please pick up a copy of the latest Interior Magazine. Below are a few more photos that were not included in the article. 


I also had two timelapse cameras installed to capture the entire build. These cameras were running for almost three months and captured over 14,000 photos - http://www.jasonmann.co.nz/timelapse/.

Interior Magazine Feature - The Building Intelligence Group

I had the pleasure of photographing The Building Intelligence Group’s new Wellington fit out in the Telecom Central building late last year. This striking premise was designed by the talented group at Inside Design. The fit out has been highlighted in Interior Magazine this month. 


For the full feature please pick up a copy of the latest Interior Magazine. Below are a few more photos that were not included in the article. 


I also had two timelapse cameras installed to capture the entire build. These cameras were running for almost three months and captured over 14,000 photos - http://www.jasonmann.co.nz/timelapse/.

ArchitectureNZ - Front Cover!

ArchitectureNZ is one of New Zealand’s leading architectural magazines. Earlier this month I was thrilled to find out that one of my images made the cover!



The image is part of a series showcasing the new Kapiti Aquatic Centre designed by Neil Cotton and his team at ASC architects. This is an incredible building and it was a pleasure to photograph. For more information please check out the full feature article in this months ArchitectureNZ.  



Below are a few more of my favourite photos from this shoot that did not make it to the magazine:

Martinborough Landscapes

Last weekend I spent a bit of time with the family up in the Wairarapa. I used this opportunity to photograph the Martinborough landscape from an intersection I have passed through multiple times over the last few months.

It is a stunning outlook and was well worth the 5:15am start! I shot both digital and film. I am usually not one to photograph sunrises but could not resist this one. Here are a couple of digital shots below. I will post the real hero (film) images when they get back from being processed.  



Defign Publication Feature - Te Horo house by Space Architecture

I was down in Christchurch a couple of weeks ago for the launch of the Defign publication. This annual publication was released by Architectural Designers New Zealand and sums up some of the years best architecture.



Here is a little snippet from the Defign blog:

The depth and quality of design currently being produced in New Zealand continues to reach new heights and each year this is demonstrated by the high calibre of entries we receive for our annual ADNZ | Resene Architectural Design Awards.

In homage to these awe inspiring entries and award winning designs, each year Defign magazine will offer a complete guide and an inside look into this collection of prominent and innovative residential and commercial architectural designs from throughout the country. 

Astrid Andersen - Defign.co.nz 

I had the pleasure of taking photos of an award winning house in Te Horo as part of a feature article in Defign. This house by Nathan and Tushka from Space Architecture is incredible. Here is a gallery of some of my favourite shots from the shoot. 


To get a full run down of this stunning property please purchase a copy of the publication. Defign is on the shelves now! To purchase a copy please contact ADNZ head-office at reception@adnz.org.nz or visit your local retailer. For more information on this publication please visit the Defign blog - www.defign.co.nz

Defign Publication Feature - Te Horo house by Space Architecture

I was down in Christchurch a couple of weeks ago for the launch of the Defign publication. This annual publication was released by Architectural Designers New Zealand and sums up some of the years best architecture.



Here is a little snippet from the Defign blog:

The depth and quality of design currently being produced in New Zealand continues to reach new heights and each year this is demonstrated by the high calibre of entries we receive for our annual ADNZ | Resene Architectural Design Awards.

In homage to these awe inspiring entries and award winning designs, each year Defign magazine will offer a complete guide and an inside look into this collection of prominent and innovative residential and commercial architectural designs from throughout the country. 

Astrid Andersen - Defign.co.nz 

I had the pleasure of taking photos of an award winning house in Te Horo as part of a feature article in Defign. This house by Nathan and Tushka from Space Architecture is incredible. Here is a gallery of some of my favourite shots from the shoot. 


To get a full run down of this stunning property please purchase a copy of the publication. Defign is on the shelves now! To purchase a copy please contact ADNZ head-office at reception@adnz.org.nz or visit your local retailer. For more information on this publication please visit the Defign blog - www.defign.co.nz

SPCA Wellington - New Premises!

I have been working with Hawkins Construction and the SPCA over the last couple of months to photograph their new premises for the upcoming Property Council Awards. This is located in the former Fever Hospital in Mt Victoria. Hawkins Construction and Team Architects have turned this derelict site into a a fantastic facility to help those animals in need. For more information please visit: http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/9477639/SPCA-move-to-new-home-at-fever-pitch



The inevitable distraction!

I am in the process of editing these images at the moment but will but some of the best shots up soon……

What an amazing evening for Architecture Photography!

Yesterday was one of those evenings that architecture photographers hang out for! What an amazing building and sunset. This shoot is going to be getting some great exposure over the next few moths. More photos and info coming soon!


Interior Magazine Featuring Inside Design

Inside Design is one of my regular clients. Last year I had the pleasure of photographing a couple of their unique and innovative furniture pieces that are part of their Wellington studio.

This work has been featured in this months issue of Interior Magazine.  One of my images was used as a nice big double page spread! Congratulations to Neville and the team at Inside for the feature. They are a creative bunch that push the boundaries with their designs and provide unique opportunities for photography.  

Below is the double page spread from Interior Magazine:



The shot above was tricky. Neville at Inside wanted to show the translucent qualities of the perspex desk by making it glow. The only way to do this was by creating a composite. To show you what I was up against here is a test shot of what the studio usually looks like:



From this image you can see that the light above the table is over exposed and blown out and that the studio table is just as bright as the work area in the background. So the challenge is to make the table glow and have it as the main feature in the room.  Thankfully Neville is patient as this took awhile to figure out. 

I decided that the only way to do it was to rely solely on artificial light. We started the shoot just after sunset and lit the main room with a giant 7 foot octobox. This provided a gentle fill light over the entire studio to ensure that I would not lose shadow detail. 



After I had this positioned correctly I used speed lights to make the desk glow. These were positioned directly under the desk on a wide zoom setting to provide an even light. I used flags that I made out of corflute to stop the light from spilling onto the back wall.  



It was a little tricky to get the balance right but you can see in the image above that the ocotobox and speedlights are working relatively well together. We have a glowing desk and shadow detail. The light on the desk is not as even as I hoped and there are a few distracting elements in the background, however these were all fixed in post.

The final step was to take the two images above and combine them in Photoshop to remove the speedlights and balance the lighting. The final image (which appeared in Interior Magazine) is below.