Yale St. Kitchen - Vancouver, TQ ConstructionIt's official: as of yesterday, the Awards Season that Seemed to Never End, finally ended. This year, the Georgie Awards ran late, and the GVHBA Ovation Awards ran early. Throw the CHBA SAM Awards and the NKBA Awards (at least) into the mix, and it all adds up to a crazy run of cool projects to photograph, stressed-out but appreciative clients, and last-minute tweaks...starting in about mid-July and ending yesterday. Now it's time for all of us Vancouver architectural photographers to take a collective breather...before burning a lot of CDs, catch up on billing, and all that. Oh, and preparing to start work for keen interior designers wanting to beat the rush for getting projects photographed for the IDIBC Annual Awards, which are coming right around the corner. (OK, maybe it doesn't really end after all!)

This kitchen, designed by Burnaby-based TQ Construction, was one of our favourites out of a bunch of projects we photographed for the Ovation Awards this year. It has a great mix of modern convenience, classic charm, and smooth usability; and cleverly fits into a rework/addition on a 1940's-era house in the northeastern corner of Vancouver.

For the curious: this image is (outside of the usual tweaks in Lightroom) unretouched. There are about 6 variously modified but cleverly hidden (from camera perspective) LED hotlights placed around the space.