Interior design magazines serving the Intermountain Region include Mountain Living and House Beautiful. These magazines show homes of place and decor. Sophisticated rustic is often the watchword for these features.
Good design magazines tell the home’s story by introducing the owner along with the team brought together during the building and decorating phase. These publications show photos with a natural, rustic feeling; not inappropriately styled or over Photoshopped. This type of photography is not like that seen in much real estate collateral, which often seeks to be overly dramatic with the photography.
For over two decades I have been shooting in the Intermountain Region, from Montana lookouts to Aspen townhomes, Sun Valley lofts to Tahoe lakefronts. Each home is an interpretation of Western living and lifestyle. I treat each shoot like a story. I get to know the materials, the place and the characters that are a part of it. My photographer’s eye delivers an editorial point of view with publish perfect high resolution photos.
A great photo essay with a dozen or more photos, opens a feature with a grand two page spread that sets the scene. Then the feature moves to the public spaces shown in full page vertical photos along with vignettes of design moments and unique art and collections. The private spaces are shown in quiet perfection and the outdoor spaces enforce the sense of place.
Editors and art directors like that I can oversee the photo styling and art direction of the shoot. They like that I am one guy wearing many hats to deliver a beautiful story. I am David Duncan Livingston. I have photographed in Jackson Hole, Aspen, Sun Valley, Park City, Deer Valley, New Mexico, Whitefish, Moab, Scottsdale and Sante Fe. I have been the photographer for seven coffee table books of home design by publishers Rizzoli, Taunton and Chronicle.