PUBLISHED NOW: COLLECTED HOMES SUMMER ’17

Interior Photographer David Duncan Livingston in Marin Magazine

Visual storytelling is what I do. As an interior photographer, I come into a house and show the home. Interior designers and magazine editors seek that I distill the elements of a home’s design, decor, and personality to yield perfectly framing compositions that live on the page and the screen. I understand the mix of great design, and put it into my photographs.

Interior Photographer David Duncan Livingston in Marin Magazine

Here are two recent magazine features I photographed, that offer two ways to showcase collections. The first is a loft of San Francisco gallerist Francis Mills. Mills and his interior designer, Stephan Jones of Los Angeles, created a wonderfully layered jewel box space in polished concrete and iron. The second is by Yael Studio.

Francis Mills Loft

Interior Photographer David Duncan Livingston in Marin Magazine

The one bedroom loft is filled with great works of Bay Area artists. It was tempting to just take photo vignettes at every turn, but design editor Zahid Sadar wanted the story of the space and the art. Guiding my compositions was the experience gained from shooting hundred of features in books and magazines. I used elevation views to create formal perspectives and sought to minimize distortion in the small rooms.

The ten-page feature ran in Spaces/Marin Magazine. 

Interior Photographer David Duncan Livingston in Marin Magazine
Yael Studio Design by David Duncan Livingston

Yael Studio Shingle Style Home

The second magazine feature is about the work of Marin interior design firm Yael Studio. This showcased a modernist take within a traditional shingle style home in Ross, California.

Yael’s brief to me was to photograph the overall room moments, and over-layer the details with vignettes. Yael’s collected design style shows with the careful placement of objects and the bold contrasting use of paint and graphics.

The 8-page feature showed place, personality, and palette. Black, white and grays were accented with objects and furnishings in golden hues.

Yael Studio Design by David Duncan Livingston
Yael Studio Design by David Duncan Livingston
Yael Studio Design by David Duncan Livingston

I photograph for architects and interior designers in an editorial style. My photography has been featured in most national and all Bay Area region magazines of home design. My clients appreciate how I help them produce the design story by consulting about photo styling and art direction, then seeing shoot through to the polished post-production phase.