Big spreads, lots of features, great client exposure, some of 2015’s wonderful interior magazine features that I photographed. For the debut issue of Marin at Home, I worked with design editor Zahid Sardar on three features.
First off, global superstar designer Roger Thomas’s hilltop home in Fairfax, CA for feature on collecting and entertaining in Marin at Home magazine. This story has made the cover, too. It was a privilege to be around and photograph so many museum-quality furnishings.
In the Marin Hills of San Anselmo, interior designer Mead Quinn‘s clean modern family home is enriched with punches of fun color.
SF Cottages & Gardens featured many photos and projects in 2015, including this angel’s bedroom, designed by Parisa O’Connell.
Matthew Leverone‘s modernist family room and kitchen addition in Atherton was also featured in San Francisco Cottages & Gardens.
San Francisco’s queen of the classic interior, Suzanne Tucker, designed a Pacific Heights home for an art collector. You can see the full Luxe Magazine feature here.
Working with esteemed design writer Dianne Dorrans Saeks, here is an excellent longread on Stephen Brady’s ped-e-terre in SF’s Mission Bay. See the story of the Gap’s chief visual guru’s own nest here.
For the traditionalist in Bay Area’s peninsula magazine, Gentry at Home, this is a high-rise home in San Francisco’s Four Season Residences. My photos are in the 2015 November/December issue.
Designer Amy Fisher created quiet elegance high above the city.
An upcoming feature in Luxe Magazine will be my interiors photography of the Mendocino project, by designer Anne-Marie Barton. A real cliff hanger in concrete and brushed wood, modern organic.
The Piedmont project by designer Maria Tenaglia will also be featured in Luxe.
As a interior and architectural photographer with deep experience having my photos published in books and magazines, I look to shoot the story. This is different than just going room to room and taking the shots. Good features have an opening image or pair of images, then proceed to full page spreads, and are followed by the details that make up the design. A good feature will have a story arch that sets the setting or place, invites inside, shares little secretes, and then sends the viewer on their way, with a parting shot. Next are considerations of the layouts and aspect ratios the publication works with. As a photographer in San Francisco, I not only need to frame the key elements of a design, but I also need to give the graphic designer the building blocks to make easy flowing layout that is enticing to the eyes.