Photographing restaurants is kinda my thing – everything from the smallest details to sweeping panoramic interiors, pouring fancy cocktails to elegantly styled dishes. The Sea by Alexander’s Steakhouse in Palo Alto needed some new photos showing off their banquet / private dining space, so we ended up shooting that and a lot more! Here’s a few of my faves…
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The company that did the recessed lighting for Din Tai Fung in San Jose hired me to take some architectural interior photos of the restaurant. The manager was gracious enough to have his staff quickly clean and reset the space immediately after close so we could capture these panoramic interiors without people in them. Here's my favorites from the late-night session:
The house was recently completely remodeled by the extremely talented interior designer Barbara Hoskinson. From the entertainment centers to the fireplace moldings to the fabrics to the many tasteful architectural elements – she envisioned and brought to life everything you see here. We had a short window of time to photograph the property before the owners moved back in. There's so much to see in this multi-level house, I did my best to do it justice.
These are some of local architect Peter Spellman's latest works of art – you can tell just looking at a few of his homes below that he has a distinctive style and flair to the homes he designs. I'm a fan of his work! Here's three different homes below:
This is a unique property very close to the beach in a beautiful Carmel neighborhood; perfect for entertaining inside and out. Shooting the panoramic interiors and exteriors was a rewarding challenge as I really wanted to capture the essence of this place as best I could. Here's my favorites from the shoot:
Panoramic Interior and Exterior Photos:
Here's a new (vacant) commercial building located on National Avenue in Mountain View. It was designed by Chang Architecture, and has some beautiful signature lines that are recognizable to the Chang brand. I shot this building in the late afternoon where the sun created some really interesting shadows, emphasizing the linear architectural elements. Here's a few photos:
Exterior photo of the front entrance to MacArthur Park restaurant in Palo Alto, taken about 15 minutes after sunset in October.
Cliff is a local architect, and I met him on-site at one of his latest builds in the new Main St. Cupertino shopping center. I loved the recycled wood he used in part of the building he designed, so I incorporated it in a subtle way into the background of the headshots. The group shot of the two of them was shot from a lower angle to show off the distinctive styling of the building behind them. These were all shot a little after sunset with a couple soft-boxed off-camera profoto B1 strobes.
Rootstock Wine Bar just added to their Los Gatos location by opening a stunning new property in Cupertino off Stevens Creek Blvd. I took some interior and exterior twilight architectural photos for the company to show off the design of the business. Most of the photos are in my signature panoramic-style – and no, there's no HDR imagery here! I haven't tried the food or wine yet, perhaps in an upcoming shoot...
Semiconductor company ASML has a brand new building in San Jose, and it’s absolutely gorgeous. Clean lines, modern materials, open work environments and bold splashes of color make it look like a truly futuristic workplace.