Welcome to David Lasker Photography. Together with David Lasker Communications, we provide superb images, text and media coverage for architects and designers.

Remember lighting? Like, you know, strobes, soft boxes and light stands? We have lots of lighting equipment and we know how to use it. Many self-styled architectural photographers don’t bother to light their shots and rely instead on available light—a recipe for failure when shooting interiors. One telltale sign is incongruous foreground shadows with loss of detail and sparkle in large areas of the picture that no amount of “brushing up” in Lightroom or Photoshop can compensate for when information is missing because the camera sensor never recorded it in the first place. Such images have a synthetic, fake, over-processed look evoking renderings. Another trait of interiors shot only with available light is images with too much contrast (more dynamic range than the sensor can handle), resulting in whited-out views out the windows and, depending on the time of day, random jets of glaring sunlight (with blown-out highlights) streaming through the windows that overpower everything else in the room. The eye always goes to the brightest part of a photograph, so anyone viewing the photo gets confused and isn’t sure where to look. How does such a distracting photo serve the designer's intentions? All that said, we add light only to the extent necessary to provide needed "fill," much as a conscientious event photographer shoots with a strobe and reflector not to drown people in light but to avoid afflicting their faces with "racoon eyes" (shadowy patches around the eyes). This restraint ensures that our images convey the designer's intentions for lighting in the room.

2022
Bridgepoint Health Don Jail
2020
Burlington POA Courthouse
2023
Caledonia Hex Pods
2021
Citadel High School and Spatz Theatre, Halifax
2024
CKTL & Co. Restaurant
2024
Clinton Town Hall
2021
David Dunlap Observatory, Richmond Hill 19
2021
David Dunlap Observatory, Richmond Hill 145
2021
Designer's warehouse studio 1, Toronto
2021
Designer's warehouse studio 2, Toronto
2021
Emera Idea Building, Halifax
2020
Gananoque Town Hall 1
2022
Gananoque Town Hall 2
2021
Goldberg Computer Science Building, Halifax
2021
Halifax Central Library
2020
Halton Hills Administration Centre
2020
Hamilton POA Courthouse
2020
Hanover Town Hall 1
2022
Hanover Town Hall 2
2021
Hillsburgh Public Library
2020
Interior Design Show
2020
Kevin Karst kitchen
2020
Kincardine Town Hall
2020
King City Public Library
2020
Kingston Pumphouse Steam Museum: exterior
2021
Kingston Pumphouse Steam Museum: interior
2023
Kitchener Doon Pioneer Community Centre
2021
Marble Trend
2020
Milton Town Hall
2020
Napanee Town Hall 1
2022
Napanee Town Hall 2
2021
NSCAD University, Halifax
2022
Niagara Parks Power Station: +VG Architects
2023
Niagara Parks Power Station: Wilsonart
2021
Niagara Parks Power Station: Currents lightshow
2022
Oakville Coach House
2022
Oakville Coach House 16
2020
Orangeville Town Hall 1
2022
Orangeville Town Hall 2
2024
Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities
2022
Queen's Park 27
2018
Ripley's Aquarium, Toronto
2022
Riverdale reno for Toronto Star
2022
Riverdale reno 2021, 2022 all rooms
2022
St. Michael's Cathedral renovation
2020
St. Thomas City Hall exterior
2022
St. Thomas City Hall interior
2020
Simcoe Town Hall
2020
Southwestern Public Health
2024
Table Rock Market
2021
Table Rock Centre Retail Phase One
2021
Table Rock House Restaurant
2022
Toronto New City Hall 2
2024
Toronto Old City Hall
2020
Trump International Hotel and Tower
2023
University of Windsor campus master plan
2023
University of Windsor Co-op & Workplace Partnerships
2023
Waterloo Eastside Public Library
2022
Wellington County Administration Centre, Guelph
2023
Windsor Central Catholic High School
2020
August Perret's Le Havre, France
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