***This post is part of a series of home-related blog posts that I will be writing for Scovell Wolfe and Associates, Inc.
- a residential remodeling and custom home builder in Kansas City. Given my personal blog often dealt
with interior design and remodeling, I'll be sharing the beginnings of the posts here at We Are the Brewers.
If you'd like to continue reading, hop over to Scovell Wolfe's ballin' new website.***
It's news to no one that what you see on the internet is not always true to form in real life. From photoshop to staging, a lot can happen before and after the photographer snaps the picture. The final picture is always affected by the perspective and taste of the photographer. And staging is HUGE in shooting interior spaces.
Dogs don't just happen to lie peacefully in the middle of the image.
Husbands and wives don't just happen to be chopping all their fresh, farmer's market produce five minutes before the shoot, when we swoop in and photograph the kitchen complete with a cutting board full of heirloom bounty.
No, my friends. Before the cameras come out, flowers are purchased. Vegetables bought. Even decor is brought in sometimes. Especially on national shoots. Anyway, I thought it'd be fun to show you a few rooms that have been photographed by different people to dramatically different ends. The first is a sweet little girl's room shot three separate ways. Or at least edited three separate ways.
What's interesting to me about this daybed scene is that from color to color, take to take, I actually go from liking the room, to NOT liking the room, to loving the room. Color is that big of a deal. I think I mainly want to bring home this concept to you: your house will NEVER look like it's straight out of a magazine because even the homes IN the magazines never looked like that. Whoever's daughter's room that is probably thought after seeing that final cut, dang it'd be cool if the paint was actually that color! What color is that anyway? And then they probably brought in the picture to their local Benjamin Moore and had them color sample it from their photograph. You feel me? It's just not real. You will never find THAT color if you walk into the paint store because THAT color is combination of particular lighting, a particular camera lens and a particular computer screen that doesn't exist in material form. Plus the windows in the picture are always washed out. The highlights a little too high. The lowlights a little too dreamy. The child isn't crying. Uh, hello. Now you know it's not real. And the kids are playing with wooden toys!! Really? Since when does a child play exclusively with wooden toys?? And pretty ones, too. Forget about brightly colored plastic legos with broken pieces and noisy sirens. But I'm getting carried away...!
Exhibit B in my quest to prove that pictures are deceiving is one of my favs. Mainly because I still can't quite figure it out.
Ok, the other version of this picture is totally worth seeing. It's ODDLY different!!! Like I wasn't even sure if it was the same room for a hot minute because it was just that different. So click over to my work blog to see it and a lot more...including ones from Jenna Lyons of J.Crew's townhouse.
***This post has been sponsored by Scovell Wolfe and Associates, Inc.
However all opinions and bad jokes are my own.***