If you’ve ever dreamed of cuddling up in a contemporary treehouse, the 7th Room Treehotel may be your new favorite getaway. Designed by Snøhetta—a design office that dabbles in landscaping, architecture, interiors, and brand design—the floating bungalow is tucked away in Northern Sweden and perfectly positioned for a sweeping view of the Northern Lights. The 7th Room is elevated by twelve 10-meter stilts and is beautifully built around the towering trunk of a pine tree.
Last year, My Modern Met conducted an exclusive interview with photographer Rodney Smith (part 1 and part 2) that gives great insight into the mastermind’s technique and philosophies about art. Within the thorough Q&A, Smith discusses his brand of aspirational photography. We are so pleased to share more of Smith’s exceptional work that is equally refreshing and uplifting.
Part of the enchantment of the New York-based photographer’s productions lie in their whimsical qualities in collaboration with stunning visuals, both technically and artistically. The self-proclaimed “landscape photographer who places people in landscapes” certainly has an eye for location and the skill to compose a beautiful photograph within each space. The dated costuming coupled with exquisite locations and the occasional appearance of modern technology make for an interesting amalgamation of styles. It’s hard to believe that much of the experienced photographer’s portfolio relies heavily on spontaneity.
Smith’s ability to capture such magical and enlightening scenes in the moment is a testament to what a brilliant force he is in creating urban fairy tales and surreal imagery without the deceiving employment of photo manipulation in post editing. Shooting solely on film, the old school photographer has a sense of pride in retaining the integrity of the art form by practicing technique rather than shortcuts. “Almost 99% of everything you see in my pictures was shot in camera,” says Smith. We remain incredibly charmed by Smith’s work. To stay updated on the photographer’s art, we suggest checking out his blog, which he updates regularly.