- Image creation
Imagicasa likes to highlight the impressive work of its partners. Today, we put the spotlight on photographer Annick Vernimmen, who always knows how to capture a project in the right way. Whether it is a bright interior, a sunny outdoor terrace, or a Swiss chalet: her photos always show the best side of each design.
A beautiful project can only really shine when it is photographed in the right way. For that, Annick Vernimmen is certainly the right person to come to. Photography gives her the freedom, creativity, and challenge she needs, which is why she decided to turn her passion into her profession. As a photographer, she sees it as her job to understand the designer's vision and, in her own way, render it as well as possible. We were happy to ask her some questions about her work, while showing some inspiring images from recent projects. How would you describe your photography style?
‘I would describe the style I use to photograph commercial realisations as pure, balanced, warm, and natural. I very much enjoy using the natural light present in a project and the plants, trees, and surroundings in exterior realisations.’
What aspect of your job do you enjoy the most?
‘The variety and discovery. I enjoy getting to know new projects and their occupants. When photographing them, I like to work alone, so that I can translate the project into images very intently. On the other hand, I like to accept a different challenge from time to time with a different way of working in order to keep developing. Finally, I also find the post-production of the images enjoyable and important to achieve a successful result.’
'Each photo is a synergy of the architect’s designs and my way of looking at things’
What are the most challenging aspects of your work?
‘That is very variable, depending on what is asked. Once, during a tour in London, I had to photograph the entire realisation in one hour and then take a portrait of the developer, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, inside in fifteen minutes. Because it was very dark inside, the weather was bad, and because Edoardo himself is rather well known, this provided me with quite a challenge! Furthermore, lighting or distracting objects in particular can cause some obstacles. You never know until you arrive at a shoot.’
Which projects do you enjoy photographing the most?
‘Projects that I personally find beautiful, innovative, or challenging are always lovely. I also find it fun and important to have a good connection with whoever I am working. After all, the photo is a synergy of their designs and my way of looking at things, so mutual respect and a good rapport are important.’ Header image: Obumex, Lasne
Images 1 - 3: Obumex, Lasne
Images 4 - 6: Emmanuel de Bayser, Gstaad
Images 7 - 9: Tjip, Koksijde
All photography by Annick Vernimmen