If you watch the evening news or read the S.F. Chronicle, the public image of Oakland is nothing but gun violence and corruption. The reality of the place is actually quite different. While not quite its shining cousin across the Bay, Oakland has a growing tech presence, a vibrant art and culinary scene and a […]
There is more that goes into creating great photographs of buildings than most people realize. Some of it happens before the shoot and much after the shutter is snapped. Recently we were asked by the internationally recognized lighting designer, Paul Helms of Atlanta, to capture the work he did in conjunction with HOK on a […]
To say that the University of California, Berkeley was the center of the student movement in the 1960s is like saying Antarctica is cold. And no piece of university real estate in the United States has more history or significance than Sproul Plaza and it’s adjacent buildings. Little did the Regents or their appointed architects, […]
Spring is the time of year for national conventions and many trade shows. These conventions have become big business for their producers and frankly, I am amazed at how many companies pay the large fees and allocate huge resources to attend these events, but they do. From very small product people, to Fortune 500 corporations, […]
Probably, most people who live in San Francisco don’t know how lucky they are, unless their last domicile was in Detroit, Cleveland or Philadelphia. San Francisco is blessed with a dramatic topography, a mild climate and an economy that is the envy of most cities in the United States. It has made the improbable transition […]
When I was in my early twenties, I fantasized about being a National Geographic photographer using my camera to explore the world. In my late twenties, I rediscovered architecture and built a thirty plus year career photographing both architecture and interiors for the great and the aspiring to be great. While still shooting architecture and […]
Recently we were asked by a real estate developer to do a photo essay on the city of Emeryville. They had recently purchased a well known older industrial property and wanted to develop it into an upscale retail, dining and night life destination. Our assignment was to find and photograph similar properties and establishments in […]
The University wanted a modern building that could meet the needs of 21st Century students and at the same time, make as small an environmental imprint as possible.
There has always been a magically quality about the Monterey peninsula. It was the first place that I saw and waded in the Pacific Ocean when I came to California as a college kid. Over the years my fondness for Monterey developed into a loyal client base of architects and interior designers.
The World from Above I don’t think of myself as an aerial photographer, but I certainly do find myself on numerous occasions hovering at 500 feet around the Bay Area in a wingless craft smaller than a Volkswagen. When you are a real estate company marketing a campus of buildings, the best way to show […]
San Jose shines on as one glorious example…
After many delays, the Third Street line is operational…