Carver of The Salon Doré

I recently shot master carver, Adam Thorpe, for SOMA magazine. Currently his work is on exhibit at the Velvet da Vinci and the Legion of Honor museum in San Francisco. I’m honored to add him to my portrait series.

I shot Thorpe in the Salon Doré, at the Legion of Honor. Thorpe was a part of an 18-month restoration of that room. He worked on everything from the door frame to recreating the console table shown in the pictures.

Originally constructed in 1781, The Salon Doré is one of the finest pieces of French neo-Classical interior architecture. The room was originally used as a place to receive guests. The social elite would sit or stand (depending on your social hierarchy) in a semicircle. It was specifically designed to make people uncomfortable and stage conversation.

It was fun shooting Thorpe, but I will admit the room was intimidating. My assistant and I were watched closely by the museum peeps. Imagine the guard’s shock when my assistant moved one of the chairs. Yikes! Luckily, he didn’t kick us out. 🙂

Nevertheless, The shoot was a lot of fun.

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On the go photo and degree’s.

We were excited to be able to photograph within the glowing walls of SFO. With those floor to ceiling windows that airports tend to provide, we were surrounded by beautiful lighting. Other than the great natural light, why the airport? Well Ranku was developed especially for those with busy lives. It is where online degrees are rediscovered. They have programs that offer office hours with the professor, study groups with peers, and interactive classes (where you can virtually raise your hand). It is a space for students who don’t want to be confined to a classroom or who want to further their education while working or living on the go. The airport was representative of the on-the-go lifestyle and the idea that you really can pop open your computer and work towards your degree wherever you are.

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Studio Shoot at Walmart.com

Take a peek at these shots from a recent studio shoot at Walmart.com. My collaborations with San Francisco’s Walmart are always such fun experiences. I have grown a bit attached to the team because of their friendly support, creative inspiration and warm welcome. The jobs thus far have been well directed, fun yet professional and the on set experience is not only full of talent but also filled with great music, laughter and appreciation for one another. I feel lucky to work with them and look forward to booking more shoots in the future!
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The Faces Behind the Scenes

During a studio photo shoot at Walmart.com I took the opportunity, during a break in the schedule, to photograph a few of the talented team members behind the scenes. These two were our Make up and Wardrobe stylists. Their presence on set made even me feel more stylish!

Check out my On Figure portfolio to see what finished photos look like when collaborating with talented teams like these.

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A Portrait of a Writer

Ann Jacobus Kordahl is a writer for children and young adults. In preparation for her 2015 Book Release she was in need for new portraits …which is where I came in. Considering her book is placed in Paris, we started at Cafe Du Soleil in San Francisco. After some time spent in the sweet french cafe we turned the corner to pop up this backdrop on the street. We had a beautiful natural breeze (no wind machine!) and an overall great experience working together.  
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Playful Portrait in Montreal

Meet Daniel Castro. My friendship with Dan has grown through our passion in photography. It is wonderful being able to play and discuss with others in my field the exciting advancements, travels and unique jobs that come along within the industry.

During our trip in Montreal we decided to get some new photos of Dan for his online use. In this moment, in the freezing cold weather, we became playful with our portraits. Although we originally considered placing an octopus on his head, we landed on the idea of Lemons as a lighter alternative.

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Back to Smokestack

In a previous blog post I shared photos from my time spent photographing at Smokestack in San Francisco. To add on to that, here is a portrait of the innovative and awesome Brewmaster, Dave McLean. He is the owner of smokestack as well as Magnolio Gastro Pub and Brewery. He is really a cool guy with a strong grasp of what the community loves and how to bring them all together.

Read more about Dave in last years interview with 7×7 magazine where they categorized him as one of the locals “we wanna be friends with”.

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