Architecture & Design | Hospitality

Hello, I'm Koko Hunt, a commercial photographer specializing in Architecture & Design and Hospitality, including lifestyle and Food & Beverage. Are you interested in collaboration? Let's get to know each other.

My base: I am based in Raleigh, NC, and Atlanta, GA, and travel extensively for commissioned projects throughout the United States. 

My love for Architecture & Design: My craft is rooted in a seamless fusion of precision and an acute grasp of design aesthetics. I am deeply intrigued by the interplay of geometric patterns, lines, angles, curves, textures, colors, and light/shadow. As a 50/50 Left/Right Brain photographer, I find equal joy in delving into the technical and scientific aspects of photography as I do in exploring its creative and artistic dimensions. Problem-solving is one of the challenging processes I find most interesting in architectural photography.

What is it like to work with me?: In each collaboration, I tailor my approach to suit the client's objectives, aiming to elevate their brands to new heights. I ensure the client receives clear communication about the details of the project. Exceptional client care is paramount to me—I take pride in providing a seamless and personalized experience from start to finish.

My experience: I have over 20 years of combined experience as an independent professional commercial photographer and a photo producer for a large creative agency. I am a lifelong learner and continuously update my knowledge and skills to advance my proficiency. Additionally, I have exceptional post-production skills and can enhance the visual narrative of every image, ensuring it resonates with audiences.

My favorite architect: Zaha Hadid, who was known as Queen of the Curve. 

My favorite architecture-related quotes:

  • "God is in the details." - Mies van der Rohe
  • "The Sun does not realise how wonderful it is until after a room is made." - Louis Kahn
  • "In pure architecture the smallest detail should have a meaning or serve a purpose." -Augustus W. N. Pugin
  • "Architecture arouses sentiments in man. The architect's task, therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise." - Adolf Loos

My favorite time of the day: Twilight and Civil Twilight

My favorite food: I have a finely tuned and cultivated palate, and I embrace a rich diversity of culinary dishes from across the globe - Japanese, Korean, Indian, Thai, Italian, Vietnamese, French, Mexican...I enjoy a vast spectrum of complex flavors, textures, and colors.

My favorite music: Just like food, I love a wide range of genres and listen to various playlists depending on my mood and what I am doing. Music helps me keep my focused energy flowing during long hours of shooting or editing and relax/reset during off-peak hours. Here are some of my favorite Spotify Playlists:

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Dinner with friends and family:

How I spend time when not shooting or editing: I am a big book nerd and am always reading a book or listening to an audiobook. I usually read about 52 books a year. Some of my favorite genres are Philosophy, Fiction, Classics, Poetry, Biography, Self-Development, and, of course, Photography, especially the beautiful coffee table books featuring architecture and design. I also love to cook and try new eateries, catching up with my friends and family over delicious food. I have an 11-year-old black brindle, Cane Corso Italiano, whom I've raised since puppyhood, and I love to spend as much time with him as I can between traveling assignments.

Last but not least, I am a:

  • Marriott International Brand-Approved Architectural Photographer
  • ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers) Pro Member
  • FAA Part 107 Licensed Commercial Drone Pilot

Would you like to collaborate with me?

[email protected]

+1 770-335-7240

IG: @kokohunt