I was recently commissioned to photograph the exteriors of 16 charter schools here in Las Vegas. Below are a few of my favorites and also a few snaps of how the final images were displayed.
Academica Nevada has charter schools all over the valley and from what I’ve heard and read, parents are very happy with these schools. Academica Nevada includes:
These schools have an interesting history. They were started when a husband and wife moved here and were motivated to start these schools because of being unimpressed with the public schools their kids were attending. Instead of just moving away, they took action! How great is that!?
Photography-wise, the challenge for me was to photograph these schools in interesting ways. Many of these schools have the same architecture so it would be very easy to have all the photographs looking too similar. My goal was to showcase each school in a way in its own unique way to avoid the problem of looking too much like the others. I photographed all the schools at either sunset/sunrise or dusk/dawn and focused on great composition, interesting perspectives, auxiliary lighting if need be, etc. Here are a few of my favorites:
The final images were to be displayed for the company’s new conference room. I installed all 16 large metal 20×24 there with room for future schools to be displayed as well. Here are a few quick snaps I took of the display with my phone:
You probably have one of these charter schools not far from your home. Check out a list of their schools here to find one near you: click here.
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