Gaszton - Architectural Photographer -

Obsidian Cool - Mammoth Lakes - California

Obsidian, a five-star member-owned ski and golf residence club situated along the 10th fairway of the Sierra Star Golf Course in Mammoth Lakes. 

Gaszton, Architectural Photographer, Obsidian, Mammoth Lakes, California

PROJECT - Obsidian, a five-star member-owned ski and golf residence club situated along the 10th fairway of the Sierra Star Golf Course in Mammoth Lakes. Against the stunning backdrop of the Sierra Mountains, residents of this small mountain resort town live on these slopes year round — from skiing and snowboarding in winter to hiking and mountain-biking in the warmer months.

CLIENT - Mammoth Springs Resorts via boutique advertising agency The Strausberg Group out of Santa Monica.

Gaszton, Architectural Photographer, Obsidian, Mammoth Lakes, California

TASK - Create superb images of this beautifully situated and conscientiously renovated property for a new marketing campaign. As part of a major renaming, rebranding and re-imagining of these luxurious private residences, the owner needed an expert in interior and exterior photography to showcase the property in a fresh way.

TEAM -Led by Gaszton Gal — Photographer in collaboration with The Strausberg Group, including Devon Schulz — Senior Account Executive, and Ezra Strausberg — Principal, with Eric Fishburn — LEED AP, Peter Bolton — Interior Designer, and Byron Gamarro — Photo Assistant.

Gaszton, Architectural Photographer, Obsidian, Mammoth Lakes, California

HOW WE DID IT - Our aim was to capture the heart & soul of the property by highlighting its thoughtfully-crafted details as well as its gorgeous setting. Focusing on the relationship between the design and the beautiful environment surrounding it, we balanced luminous window light and selected picturesque perspectives.

Gaszton, Architectural Photographer, Obsidian, Mammoth Lakes, California

SURPRISE ELEMENT - The stunningly sharp and crisp light found only in higher altitudes. The gorgeous views here are seen through large, crystal-clear windows which flood the interiors with natural light unlike any other. It takes an experienced image specialist, to balance such strong and vivid light with strobes and artificial lighting in a way that looks natural and not at all contrived.

WHY IT'S WORTH IT - So much goes into renovating a luxury property — shouldn’t the photography complement that effort? Now is the moment for the property to shine, as it’s re-introduced to the world. Excellent architectural photography can capture the viewer's imagination and ignite passion for a property, before they’ve even visited.

RESULT - “Thank you so much! The images are beautiful; you exactly captured what we were looking for in these shots.” Devon Schulz - Senior Account Executive, Strausberg Group.


California based architectural photographer, specializing in interiors, exteriors and design for hotels & resorts, architects, designers and developers.

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