This months photo shoot for Salt Magazine took place in perhaps one of the coolest venues in Wilmington. I am fortunate to experience many wonderful spaces, but the loft that Donn Lashley shares with his children, Kade and Oonah, is really special. Originally owned by the late actor Dennis Hopper and part of the old Masonic Temple building, Lashley has taken an incredible loft space and restored it to fit his lifestyle and that of his children. From climbing walls, acrobatic silks and swings, to the motorcycle, bicycle and music instrument filled basement, it is truly a kid and adult kid friendly environment. I just wanted to hang around!  Donn has traveled the world on mountaineering endeavors and Kade has been fortunate to tag along on many other adventures. The home they share with Oonah is just an extension of this adventurous, relaxed, live in the moment outlook on life. At least thats my take on things. If you haven’t yet, grab a copy of Salt and read the article written by Bill Irvine, Salt’s Senior Editor. If you’d like to see this incredible space, you will have the opportunity to do so during the Back Door Kitchen Tour on October 14. Meanwhile, enjoy the following selects from the days photo shoot.

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This months featured home in Salt Magazine  belongs to the Green family, seasoned travelers of 38 countries, and no indication they will stop at that number. It is a newly constructed home, designed by Matt Williard and built by David James. The interior design was developed by Suzanne Couri Trecco. It is a smart coastal home, built for casual entertaining. It is tucked away on Stokley Drive, a stones throw from the ICW. The home has a nice mellow vibe and blends well with the personalities of its owners. I enjoyed my time photographing the home and meeting the owners, Martin and Lou Green. Pick up a copy of Salt and read the wonderful story written by Isabel Zermani to get a real flavor for the home and its influences. Here are some of my favorites from the days photo shoot:

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For this months May issue of Salt Magazine I was excited to once again photograph a home designed by Michael Kersting Architecture. The owner of the home, Lending Tree founder Doug Lebna, asked Kersting to redesign the existing ranch home and add a guest house. The structures are situated on an incredible piece of property on Futch Creek that was previously owned by Episcopal Bishop, Rt. Rev. Thomas Henry Wright. It is surrounded by water on three sides and the finished product is just breath taking. Michael calls it “On Water” and the home has won awards from the American Institute of Architects and the Matsumoto Competition (North Carolina Modernist). You can pick up a copy of the magazine or read it online here. Either way you can get the whole story as told by the talented Senior Editor, Isabel Zermani. I have included some of my favorites from the photo shoot below.

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This months photo shoot for Salt Magazine took place on the South End of Wrightsville Beach. The home is owned by the Andrews family and is designed by John Parker and built by Ralph Konrady. The home is designed around the views of the ocean and has much glass to support this design.The three levels of decks make the outdoors living areas as inviting as the indoors. Its minimal interior decor and white color palette adds to the spaciousness of the home. It was a pleasure to photograph this home and the following images are some culled from the shoot. To read more about this beautiful space, pick up an issue and be entertained by the story written by the talented Isabel Zermani, the Senior Editor.

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In this months(November) issue of Salt Magazine, I got to photograph a sweet Arts and Craft bungalow owned by Dusty Ricks, who is also the owner of the Satellite Bar and Lounge  in Greenfield Park. Much  of the decor is designed or repurposed by Dusty and everything just fits. It is a comforting space. You should pick up a copy of Salt and read the article by the talented Isabel Zermani, as she takes you through a quick history of Sunset Park and a colorful story about Dusty and the wonderful dwelling he calls home. Below are some of the images from the days photo shoot. I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I did creating them and if you are in the area, stop by the Satellite and enjoy a very cold adult beverage and give a shout out to Dusty.

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