Down on the ground or up on a beam, photography for a how-to book involves a steady hand and a sense of balance.
Last year, project editor Hannah Fries spent a week at the Heartwood School for the Homebuilding Crafts, exploring her personal interest in the art of timber framing. Now in the process of editing a book on the subject for Storey, she recently returned to the school in Washington, Massachusetts, for a photo shoot. During her stay, she documented the lengths a photographer and his subject will go to, to get the best shots.
Spending the week at the Heartwood School is kind of like hanging out at camp. Sure, sure, we were “working,” and I’m sure author Will Beemer got a little tired of timber framing in slow motion, but you can’t ask for a better sort of work day than this!