Photographing bathrooms for interior designers is often a challenge. As a photographer, I first make a pleasing compostion and then figure out how to light the space and control unwanted reflection shadows. Styling of the photo should be simple, of good scale and appropriate. Most bathrooms need a wide angle lens to capture the space but with careful composing the unnatural distortion can be reduced. State of the art bathroom photography uses Photoshop to make the more perfect photo, reflections and cameras are removed, switches and grates removed, glass enclosures have green casts removed, among other tricks of the trade.
Here are some of the best ten bathrooms in San Francisco and the Bay Area. I have photographed hundreds of award winning bathrooms for magazines, NKBA and books. Manufactures Ann Sacks, Woodmode, Wilsonart along with stone importers and retailers like Restoration Hardware have commissioned me for interior and architectural photography.
The two trending concepts in bathroom design over the past year have been the graphic wall tile and floating tub.
Leading cabinetry finishes have been a light white glaze (ceruse) over mid-tone warm woods, all white or gray paint and the trailing finishes are expresso dark and reclaimed woods.
From a style direction neoclassical regins supreme with soft modern coming in second.
I have contributed hundreds of stock bathroom photos for publishers of how to and idea books. For Restoration Hardware I acted as creative director for an annual bath catalog and for many years photographed the award winning bathrooms for the Western US for a joint publication with a national magazine and the trade association NKBA.
I can be reached at 415-383-0898 to discuss commissioning a bathroom shoot. As the photographer of these photos, I do not have any information on the products shown here.
All images © David Duncan Livingston