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Posts Tagged ‘Russell Abraham’

Big Art For Big Buildings

Big Art For Big Buildings

Public art was once limited to heroic bronzes that ceremoniously decorated the town square or filled up less trafficked corners of our public parks in “Where’s Waldo” like fashion. Not anymore. Public art is now a required component of many large-scale architectural projects and even part of simple urban renewal schemes and urban facelifts. Even […]


Architecture Is Fun

Architecture Is Fun

This is the “Architecture is Fun” edition of our monthly newsletter and what is more fun than looking at remarkable and innovative houses designed by terrific architects! Over the course of my long career I have been fortunate to have photographed the work of the West Coast’s leading residential architects.  Recently, we have shot 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 […]


Golden Gate Recreation Center by Shah Kawasaki Architects

Golden Gate Recreation Center by Shah Kawasaki Architects

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 […]


Thinking Grand

Thinking Grand

Since the early 1980s I have been fortunate to work with a handful of America’s most creative architects.  Much of what they do is aspirational. I thought it might be fun to share a few projects we have photographed recently that have a marquee nature which speaks both to great design and their uniquely beautiful […]


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 […]


The Bi-Annual Party for West Coast Design

The Bi-Annual Party for West Coast Design

The Monterey Design Conference is the California Council A.I.A.’s equivalent of the TED Talks.  Held every two years at the historic Asilomar Conference Grounds just south of Monterey, the conference brings together some of the world’s greatest architects, 3D artists, futurists, designers of all stripes and creative types from north and south to share a […]


Creating Magic at Night

Creating Magic at Night

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 […]


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 […]