Texas & Louisiana Snapshot: City Electric Supply and Labora Real Estate
Photographer: Kevin Bowens
Submitted By: Alison Smith, Director, Media Relations
Structure Tone, Dallas
Structure Tone Southwest recently helped City Electric Supply and Labora Real Estate upgrade a 1980s-era Dallas office building into a modern, amenity-rich workplace that’s now a downtown destination. The entrance and ground floor of 400 Record features an aluminum canopy that extends overhead from the main entrance to the sidewalk and street. The canopy draws the eye to the front of the building and creates an elegance that matches that of its neighbors like the Omni Dallas Hotel. The raised, curving structure is covered in gold-hued scales, making it shimmer as the light changes.
“I wanted to get a unique perspective of the entire building from below and have the address of the building in the shot,” Bowens says. “The blind and awning was quite unique. I wanted to get the awning and building without having to go across the street. It gave me the opportunity to shoot up at the building and not get extreme glare from the sun.”
Bowens used a tripod to get the shot from close to the ground and to minimize movement as much as possible. The photo was shot with a Nikon D810, 14-24 mm 1:2.8mm Nikkor G lens, with settings at 1/160, f/11 and ISO 80.