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Looking Backward

Looking Backward

Standing in an orderly row like the Royal Palace Guard are twelve four drawer file cabinets filled with over 25 years of photography.  From proof sheets to black and white prints to 4×5 original film, these file cabinets hold the archive of my professional life until 2006 when I switched from film to digital.  Buried […]


Expedition to Paradise

Expedition to Paradise

There is an old joke among photographers about getting the phone call for a dream assignment in Tahiti.  The usual response is, “I am still waiting.”  In my thirty-year plus career, I have been luckier than most photographers in getting overseas assignments, usually for U.S. cruise ship and hotel companies.  But photography has changed a […]


Hotel Alise

Hotel Alise

Pineapple Hospitality is a boutique hotel group based in Seattle.  They have been expanding up and down the west coast. Their first hotel in San Francisco, Hotel Alise, is an early Twentieth Century classic just off Union Square where they are making a serious effort rehabbing and rebranding it.  We were asked to create a […]


Where Architecture Meets Video

Where Architecture Meets Video

For the last six or seven years, most pro level digital cameras have also doubled as video cameras. Professional videographers have taken to using cameras like the Canon 5D, to shoot high end video productions.  Many commercials you see on TV and even some TV dramas are now being shot with DSLRs.  The cameras are […]


Getting Ink

Getting Ink

The publishing world has changed radically in the last ten years.  The advent of the internet and the widespread growth of specialty websites has put information everywhere there is a connection and a device to display it.  The cost of producing and distributing a traditional ink on paper journal has proved too burdensome for many […]


A View From the Top

A View From the Top

Creating panoramas is a unique aspect of photography that has been around for a very long time.  I am sure you have all seen the amazing antique photos taken in the early Twentieth Century with banquet cameras, huge plate film cameras with fitted with a rotating lens that could shoot an entire room full of […]


An Interior Point of View

An Interior Point of View

From early in my career I have been fascinated with shooting interiors, both residential and commercial.  Architects create spaces, but Interior Designers breathe life into them with color, texture and light.  Architects and Interior Designers should have a more harmonious relationship.  They often do not.  That is too bad, because as artful as an architect […]


A Napa Valley Geography Lesson

A Napa Valley Geography Lesson

As many friends would attest,  I seldom turn down a glass of good red.  So when I got a call from a Napa Valley vintner, I was all ears.  The conversation bounced from geology, to organic architecture, to a well known Spanish architect with references to Shakespeare.  I was being asked to shoot a new […]


Looking back on 2014

Looking back on  2014

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 […]


Great Houses, Great Architects

Great Houses, Great Architects

  What a difference five years has made. We have come from the abyss of a disastrous recession that forced millions from their homes to an economy that is producing new homes at a record clip. While the housing recovery is spotty, across the board there is work for builders, developers and architects. Investing in […]


Growing Old

Growing Old

    It has been a while since we were asked to shoot an elderly care facility, but recently we photographed two with more in the wings.  I don’t think of myself as old, after all I do have college-aged children who periodically darken my doorstep and routinely call for cash, but at some point […]


Working with Interiors

Working with Interiors

I have always had a soft spot for interior design.  Architects are often bad interior designers. They understand how light and space work together, but usually have a blind eye for color, texture and lighting. Interior designers work with the three “F’s” of interiors: fixtures, finishes and furniture, to transform raw space into something livable […]