There is almost nothing more personal to us than the spaces in which we live.
Our homes are a reflection of so many aspects of our lives; what we value, what brings us comfort, the things that represent our most precious memories, the spaces we create for those we love the most. Over the course of the past year, my husband, children and I took this personal reflection one level deeper when we designed and built our own family home. Wanting to give our three children a connection with nature and space to roam, while also being very conscious of our environmental footprint were key considerations as we chose to build an off-grid passive house.
Seven months after breaking ground on this life-altering project, we moved in to our perfectly-us home. Now came the natural next question for this project: how could we share our home and its message of sustainability with the world? We wanted to show people that living gently on the earth didn’t have to mean sacrificing beauty and comfort. We needed visual proof and we needed someone who had the aesthetic sensibility to capture the architecture and feeling of our space naturally. David immediately came to mind.
Working with DSM
I’ve known David for 20 years now. His creativity and sharp eye for capturing the beauty in the everyday can come as a surprise from someone who also has a very calm, zen-like demeanor. Working with David is never stressful, rushed or overwhelming. David is an expert at putting his client’s and subjects at ease. His professionalism and skill shines through.
Over the course of an afternoon, David captured incredible drone shots of our property, wide-angled views of our interior living space, and intimate portraits of our family as a whole. The photos were so outstanding they were picked up by Apartment Therapy, one of the largest design inspiration sites in the US, to be highlighted in their “Green Week” featuring sustainable living practices celebrating Earth Day and beyond.
Working with David was a dream and we couldn’t recommend him more highly as both a photographer and an aesthete.
Jennie Hoekstra @Ouroffgridadventure