15 Mar

Royal Institute of British Architects and University of London to publish Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture, 21st Edition

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I was recently contacted by the Royal Institute of British Architects. They are partnering with the University of London to produce the 21st edition of “Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture”. As described in RIBA’s press release, “Sir Banister Fletcher’s A History of Architecture is the world’s acknowledged classic work of architectural history reference. Since the first edition was published in 1896, it has been declared the ‘Book of the Century’ by the American Institute of Architects and has become essential reading for generations of architects and students. This tradition continues today, with the 21st Edition set to provide the most comprehensive global history of architecture available in any form.”


I am pleased and excited to announce that one of my photographs of Bruno Taut’s Kyu Hyuga Villa has been selected for the 21st edition published by Bloomsbury Publishing. Also included will be Italian architect Marco Capitanio’s section drawing of the villa shown below. For details on the 21st edition, view RIBA’s press release here. Publication is set for 2018.


Look for the exhibition and symposium with Marco Capitanio, “West of Japan, East of Europe” to open in Tokyo, Japan in April, Suzhou, China, and Milan, Italy in the fall of 2017.


Other links to explore if interested:

RIBA’s website
Bloomsbury Publishing
University of London

01 Mar

Dodge Mountain Shoot

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Donald Pendleton at Legacy Properties in Camden, Maine contacted me to photograph a listing in Rockland recently. A gorgeous home on Dodge Mountain overlooking Penobscot Bay. Originally known as the Bird Cottage, this magnificent home has been lovingly restored and renovated with beautiful woodwork throughout. A great space for any occasion from dinner parties to champagne brunches.


05 Jan


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It’s here! The new website, that is. Years in my mind, and months in the making…it is finally live and 2017 is off to a great start. Looking ahead at the year, it is shaping up to be a fulfilling one.


First up is a cross-country trip photographing for the Tilbury House Publishers book project I am photographing for – a how-to book by Scott T. Hanson on rehabilitating historic homes to function in the 21st century while retaining their historic character. Plans are now to shoot in York, PA, head to Santa Fe, NM, and then photograph a property in Chicago, IL – looking forward to the trip … and the tunes along the way.


Last September the West of Japan / East of Europe exhibit and symposium opened in Venice, Italy. I am pleased and honored to announce that the exhibit and symposium on the Bruno Taut designed villa in Atami, Japan will open in Tokyo, Japan, Suzhou, China and Milan, Italy this year. Thank you to Marco Capitanio, The Formwork in Venice and co+labo in Tokyo for the collaborative opportunity. I am looking forward to the travels, and of course, photographing along the way.


Stay tuned for my annual video montage looking back on the past year – it is in the shop being polished. 


04 Dec

Back to Islesboro

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It is always a pleasure to photograph on Islesboro, and especially in Dark Harbor – an area of the island rich in history; here is one more project from 2015 that is now public. This cottage was designed by Frederick Savage, and originally built as a residence for a Philadelphia banker, George Philler, in 1896.


With nine bedrooms, ten bathrooms, a beautiful double staircase, and an oval dining room, the home boasts many elegant features. It was not always so. The former  Dark Harbor House inn had run into disrepair and was in serious need of attention and close to demolition. Out of square, out of plumb, with dipping floorboards,  the current owners took the restoration project on and raised the structure to put int a new foundation. With topnotch quality craftsmanship throughout, this home has been painstakingly restored to its former beauty, and no detail was left undone.


Look for more on this home in the Tilbury House Publishers book project I am photographing for – a how-to book by Scott T. Hanson on rehabilitating historic homes to function in the 21st century while retaining their historic character. If interested in the historic homes of Dark Harbor, I can highly recommend Earle Shettleworth’s book, The Summer Cottages of Islesboro, Maine available at the Maine Historical Society.


The home is now for sale and listed with Landvest, contact Terry or Joseph Sortwell for details. Interesting background information on this home and its miraculous renovation on several Landvest’s blog posts here, here and here

15 Nov

Assignment – Dark Harbor Cottage, Islesboro, Maine

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I am pleased to share photographs of a beautiful and historic home on Islesboro taken in 2015. Originally built for Philadelphia banker, Francis E. Bond, construction started in 1901 on what has come to be known as “Indian Head”.


A true pleasure to photograph, with many original details still in tact. Beautiful gardens and a renovated barn are not to be missed. An added natural bonus is the gorgeous vantage point to watch a full moon rise off the horizon!


10 Oct

St. George, Maine Home for Sale

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Meriwether Gill at Better Homes and Garden Real Estate – The Masiello Group has a new listing in St. George, Maine and it is sure to attract a lot of interest. Situated on a beautiful secluded lot, with 1,100′ water frontage on Cutler Cove, this home is filled with outstanding features. The master bedroom offers a grand view with a high-reaching cathedral ceiling – with loft! A lovely kitchen with cherry cabinets sharing open space with dining and living areas. This post and beam contemporary was a real pleasure to photograph!

26 Sep

Rosie Curtis, Architect – Northport, Maine Project

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Rosie Curtis, originally from the UK, has been designing spaces in Maine for nearly twenty years. With many standout projects to her credit, she has broken out on her own. Needing images that matched her vision for her upcoming website, she contacted Dave Clough Photography to photograph a recently completed renovation in Northport, Maine. In many ways, a traditional style Maine camp, Rosie designed a contemporary feel to the home and the two styles reside in harmony. A lovely property enhanced by her vision and design. Stay tuned for more on Rosie Curtis’s work!



20 Sep

Gigi Aea

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Artist Gigi Aea, Haute Couture textile designer for Gigi Aea Studios is a fourth generation artist from the Republic of Georgia. Emigrating to New York in 1990s he distinguished himself in the fashion world of Haute Couture creating hand-painted designs for Mary McFadden, Oscar de la Renta, and Alexander McQueen. His designs have won numerous awards, and have been published in prestigious journals and publications. 


His latest project involves large scale paintings on silk, rendered at 60″ x 60″, for reproduction on fabric for upholstery and fashion applications. These hand-­painted silks become magnificent worlds in and of themselves, conveying a story in rare and uncommon ways, juxtaposing colors, and creating a dazzling array of layers and hues. 


Challenging to reproduce, Gigi sought out the services of Dave Clough Photography to capture digital images of his silk canvases to be printed on fabric in Italy. Exacting detail, tone-specific color correction, and tack-sharp images are a prerequisite. The end product of his process are rolls of fabric on which the pattern repeats every five feet instead of the standard 18 inches.


His work is stunningly gorgeous, and provides both interior and fashion designers with entirely new levels of options. Custom designs to match any creative idea are available as well. Imagine the possibilities!