As a location photographer of luxury homes, resorts and home products my work takes me across the West and Hawaii. I photograph for small ad agencies, manufacturers and retailers. Below is a brief overview of some of the projects I photographed in 2014. The art directors and marketing directors I work with like that I bring a multidisciplinary role to my assignments. These clients use me to art direct on site, produce a shoot, provide the styling and use advanced post-production skills to create publish-ready photography. I tap into years of photography experience with book publishers, shelter magazines and the shooting of San Francisco’s best designers installations.
Resonance of Vancouver, British Columbia and their client developer DMB, sought to add sophisticated lifestyle storytelling to the positioning of Kukui’ula, a private Kauai homesites and luxury resort. Now in our second year relationship with this team, I return to this Island paradise to capture a soft and romantic feeling in the photography. The photos are used online and within an annual large format book given to the homeowners and prospective owners. Shooting for Kukui’ula this year I directed the styling and photographed the recent offering of custom turnkey homes. See the link for a case study on my photography for KuKui’ula.
The “Treehouse at Mountainside”, a new private homeowners community center near Northstar, is another Resonance project I art directed, styled and photographed.
Back to the Bay Area I work with bespoke agency Resin fulfilling an unusual request. Resin’s client, the Episcopal Homes Communities, needed to show the upscale nature of their independent living facilities. I was contracted to art direct, style and photograph a “homeowners” apartment reflecting the perfect balance of aspiration and accessibility to appeal to their prospective client base. Resin and I also worked together on another retirement property photographing the newly completed high-end residence dining room and cafe.
A book project with Diablo Country Club was an interesting challenge. The East Bay club celebrated its centennial this year and to honor its history a large format book was commissioned. I worked with the writer to help tell the story of the Club with updated photography.
For artisan furniture manufacturer Ironies, a two hundred person firm based in Berkeley, CA with manufacturing in Indonesia; they needed to update their large format advertising campaign. A simple enough request that got fulfilled with a team of eight people dismantling a showroom to create and photograph artistic vignette settings. See the Ironies case study here.
Kneedler-Fauchere in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Denver is a “to the trade” showroom offering exquisite furnishings. They sought me to photograph two new campaigns for them within the showroom. The goal: showcase two product groups; specialty rugs and One Off Contemporary Art. The photos needed to show the product within a sophisticated context.
Living Spaces, a Southern California powerhouse retailer, wanted to expand their million plus catalog and freshen its look. Living Spaces saw how my editorial vision and depth of interiors experience could style and art direct the room setting for their upgraded positioning and photography needs. See the Living Spaces case study here.