Jacqueline Young | Stationpoint Photographic
WINNER OF A 2022 CANADIAN ARCHITECT PHOTO AWARD OF MERIT
“Without entering the building, this shadow play allows us to discover part of the interior of this small construction while revealing the exterior beautifully. The quality of light is superb. A simple and effective photo, precisely like a tiny house, after all.” – Félix Michaud, juror
I met Ted Geddert at an outdoor neighbourhood gathering a few months before taking this photo, when a connection was made through a mutual appreciation of architecture. He and his wife Carolyn had recently completed the construction of their home. I was invited over to see—and potentially make images of—their beautifully designed but yet unfinished outdoor hut, nestled on the riverbank and surrounded by trees.
While exploring the site, I looked up from my camera and noticed Ted fastening electrical cable to the wall with a hammer. Backlit by the golden-hour sun reflecting off the river, I framed this unplanned activity; an image of the builder and his muse.