Product Photography

Jockimo Antique Mirrors: Residential

Part of the Charleston Series of projects I completed a while back. My client has finally just published this project which means I get to share too. 

I photographed this home and it's several applications of Jockimo's Antique Mirrors. This challenging set of spaces was documented while still under construction. However, you'd never guess from my photos. 

Jockimo MirrorUnique™

I was thrilled to travel to Charleston to photograph some great projects produced by Jockimo Advanced Architectural Products.

One of my missions on this trip was to capture the quality and beauty of the Jockimo's new MirrorUnique™ wall mirrors. To learn more, click here to visit their website

This video was also produced by Ryan Siemers Photography and Design to quickly give a vignette of each. The full images will be hosted on Jockimo's product gallery (


Charleston - 4 Days 7 Projects.

I just returned from a new round of projects in Charleston SC.

I'll be posting articles about each project. Here's a Sneak Peak at what you can come back to see.

UPDATE! All Images in this post are now links to take you to the full gallery of final images from each project. Short Product Films are currently in production and will be posted in the near future.

Monza Restaurant

Mirrors at the Haute Interior Design Studio

Closed for Business

 Mercato Restaurant

Antique Mirrors at Gadsden Retirement Community

Snowden Residence

Cypress Restaurant 


Oklahoma City Federal Building

I am pleased to share one of my latest projects for Jockimo Advanced Architectural Products at Oklahoma City Federal Building. 

To view the full gallery, click on any of the images below.

Designed by Ross Barney+Jankowski Architects

This powerful landmark balances both security, access, and a local language of materiality incredibly well. This important landmark was built to replace the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building after the 1995 bombing where 168 people perished.

I was honored to be given access to document it through the lens of two quality products from Jockimo.

1) Jockimo Laminated Cast Glass Hand Rail

These Luminous panels punctuate the paths on the north and south of the building that lead to central public entrance. Providing moment's of pause along one's journey and an opportunity to reflect on both a past and a present.

2) Jockimo UL Ultimate Privacy™ Glass Flooring 

32 Glass Flooring Panels were used to create this bridge unites the halves of this building at the central atrium. They project an image of fragility while simultaneously expressing resilience in their utility. There is also a steadfastness in the simple metal framing that elegantly piece these panels of translucent panels together.

This short promotional film was also a product I produced for Jockimo. If it were possible to film more here, I would take it. 

I want to personally thank those who provided their help with coordinating access and permission in order to make this project happen. Special care and attention was made throughout this project to respect the men and women who continue to serve at this facility.


Jockimo at the Streeter Apartments

Jockimo's Beautiful Cast Waterfall Texture Glass is located in the Rental Office of the Streeter Apartments in Chicago IL.

This texture has some great characteristics for both privacy and light transmission

To View all the images from this photoshoot, click here.


Architect: Solomon, Cordwell, & Buenz

Construction: Foxfield Construction LTD

Glass Installer: Midwest Architectural Glass, (815)727-3838


Chi-nnati's of Cincinnati

Project Details from Jockimo: 
Product Client: Chi-nnati's Pizza - Cincinatti, OH
Glass: MirrorUnique

Architect: Unknown

A project in Ohio, that Jockimo wanted some new pictures for. This Antiqued Mirror fits nicely in Chi-nnati's. It's burnished bronze appearance adds to the atmosphere of the long row of tall tables. The slight tilt to the mirror helps to capture some of the beautiful ceiling decorations while enjoying some of their delicious Chicago style pizza.

Die-Bar Chandelier at Tramonto's

I believe in pushing the limits of what I produce when I collaborate on a project. Jockimo was thrilled with my exploration of video for their project @ ING-Direct.

Here we are using a dolly rig to use motion around the Glass Chandelier to give detail to it's form and depth to it's setting at Tramonto's Steak and Seafood.

As with all things technical, the more experience built, the more innovation. In this case I have already identified a few additional methods to improve the quality of the motion for future projects.

No Flash Support?? Check it out here.

Let me know what you think. 

If any photographers are interested in learning more, please leave a comment or question.

Advocate General Lutheran

Click the image to go to the project galleryAnother terrific example of Jockimo's Liquid Lava Floor Tiles. These were installed in another Illinois Hospital designed by OWP/P Architects. In fact this product was installed in three separate areas in the children's wing of the Hospital. 2 Waiting Areas and a water fountain, just outside the entrance to the children's wing.

Northwest Community Hospital

Click the image to go to the full gallery.This Liquid Lava Installation of Jockimo's is located in the Childrens ER at Northwest Community Hospital, designed by OWP/P Architects. It provides an interactive element to help give children, waiting to feel better, something fun to keep their mind on. These children needed no coaxing or stage direction to know exactly what to do. It was a fun shoot and they did a terrific job. 

Tramonto's Restaurant

Click to go to the Image GalleryLocated at the Westin North Shore, Tramonto's Steak and Seafood offers a fantastic dining experience. Jockimo's Die Bar Glass Chandelier could be the center of attention if the food wasn't so good. Check out the details at or go directly to the Westin and see for your self.


Jockimo at Amery Regional Medical Center

Jockimo Advance Architectural Products again contracted my services to also capture the public welcoming areas of Amery Regional Medical Center. 

Jockimo's art glass was incorporated extensively in several unique ways that allow privacy and screening of the various areas of the Medical Center's welcoming, registration, scheduling, and waiting areas.

Technical Note: All images were shot with available light. 

Jockimo at Mayo Clinic

Jockimo Advanced Architectural Products was so happy with our first collaboration, they invited me to photograph another project in a very difficult setting. 

The Mayo Clinic's Bookstore is a beautifully renovated space which incorporates a very contemporary receptionist/sales desk and study space. This desk separates the sales and display area from a study/meeting space.

The most formidable challenge to this space was lighting. Do to constraints of working within operating hours, no additional lighting equipment was used beyond a couple strobes for tests. The range of color casts by the "native" light available, included Yellow, Pink, Blue, Green, and Daylight. Even with an Expo-disk, Another challenge was deciding how true to the "existing" conditions in post.

This is a perfect example of when a Color Card is more critical than a Grey Card or Expodisk. Because the conditions of light change with every position. 

Jockimo Glass at ING Direct

I met Tim Czechowski from Jockimo Advanced Architectural Products at the AIA-Minnesota convention recently. I was very impressed with the quality and interesting properties of his glass products. The Following is a product installation in St. Cloud at ING-Direct. If you're in the area and want to see it in person, the wall is in the public cafe.

I believe this is a product type that is given valued by going beyond the static image. So I decided that this is a perfect test case for my DSLR's video capability. Frankly speaking, I'm personally not satisfied with it's video quality yet. I saw a lot of noise and grain even before I started to play with contrast and exposure in post. If I have a client specifically interested in this use, I'll specifically rent better equipment.

However, the video (Viewed at higher quality here) is an example of how to incorporate mixed media for product promotional material using the photographer's eye. 

(Please note, this video is not intended for commercial use. It is only an experiment.)