Friday, April 29, 2011

miller house/outtake

Another of my favorites from the Miller House. I was rather fascinated with the way any TV that was exposed in a room had its own little enclosure. The Millers called them "visual warts".  They were very aware of unsightly gadgets (like TV and garbage cans for that matter) and had them all camouflaged in some way. I love this amount of attention to detail.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

serena mitnik-miller/studio

quick portrait I shot of Serena Mitnik-Miller in her home studio the other day. I really like it.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

miller house/outtake

I think this is my favorite shot from the Miller House. It is from the master bedroom. Isn't it peaceful? Beyond those far trees is the river.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

miller house/dwell magazine

Last December, you may recall I was in Indiana for awhile on assignment for Dwell. Well the fruits of my labor are in the new May issue of Dwell. The house I shot is the Miller House in Columbus, Indiana. I am proud to say this is the first article I have been commissioned to write and photograph. Pick up an issue and let me know what you think.

Monday, April 25, 2011

serena mitnik-miller/studio

I did a more extensive scout at Serena Mitnik-Miller's studio the other day and I keep coming back to the one image. It was just sitting there. I didn't touch a thing. No need is a perfect little vignette.

Friday, April 22, 2011

SF Zoo/

Leave it to me to go to the San Francisco Zoo with my niece and nephew and I take the picture that has nothing to do with animals. I do have some lovely pink flamingo pics and some other animals, but I walked in the tropical rain forest room and the light was just so beautiful, as you can see. Sometimes I think I take pictures because I am in love with just this particular kind of soft light...I can't get enough of it.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

LA grabshot/monochromie

I shot this image really quickly on my way to the LA airport after a job on Monday, mainly to have a document of the graffiti covering on the wall. But the more I look at this image, the more I like it.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

streets of san francisco/

Monday, April 18, 2011

on location/

on location for a couple of days. I'll be back to the blog on Wednesday!

Friday, April 15, 2011

sea ranch/

just a pretty picture for a Friday.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


love this image I shot of my friend Michele the other day. She is a bit of a dreamer (as I am, as we all should be) and I feel like this captures that a bit.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

fort ross/pioneer interiors

I have found myself repeatedly thinking about this shot I took while at Fort Ross a week ago, so I am posting it today.
Fort Ross was an old Russian Fort on the California Coast and it is now open to the public with some of the rooms in the fort recreated. Lots of animal hides and rustic log cabins with little Russian flourishes like hand carved cabinetry and chairs and hand painted strawberries on some of the beds. But this room is the one I keep coming back to. A bearskin on the wall and cabbage roses on the bed...there is something so brilliant about this juxtaposition. It reminds me of a book I ran across at William Stout book years ago on Alaskan pioneer interiors (yes, I bought it right is completely amazing). But what is it about this rusticity that I respond to? What do you think of this? I am still figuring it out.

Monday, April 11, 2011

hwy 1/

you really can't beat California in the springtime...

Friday, April 8, 2011

paul loebach/brooklyn

Thought I would finish out the week with a wide shot of Paul Loebach's studio in Bed-Stuy. The day I was there Paul's interns, Sammy and Fiona, were working on getting things ready to send to Milan for the Salone Internazionale del Mobile. He is showing at Ventura Lambrate @ the Carwan Gallery. If you are lucky enough the be going to Milan this year, pop by and tell Paul I sent you.
Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

paul loebach/brooklyn

A couple more shots from Paul Loebach's studio in Brooklyn. I think of all his designs, this ladder is the one I want for myself. It was inspired by 19th century orchard ladders. I love it. I would do away with my towel bar in the bathroom and use this instead.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

paul loebach/brooklyn

During my trip to nyc the past few weeks, I was lucky enough to fit in a visit to Paul Loebach's studio. I have been following his work for awhile in hopes of including him the the American Craftsmen Project.
I guess you could call him a furniture designer, but that doesn't seem to really cover it adequately. He designed the shelf, vase and candlesticks you see in this image. I really like the way his brain works. He seems to take a material or concept and just push it farther than you think it could go and to stunning effect. I still marvel at this wood shelf. Yes, that is wood. It looks almost like it has been squeezed out of a tube, don't you think? I'm really looking forward to returning to his studio next month to photograph in more detail for the project. If you aren't familiar with his work, you should definitely check out his website.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

sea ranch/

another lovely shot from Sea Ranch this past weekend.

Monday, April 4, 2011

fort ross/

Back in California and to celebrate that fact, I took a little day trip yesterday up the California coast. The drive along Hwy 1 always make me feel so damn fortunate to live here! I stopped into the old Russian settlement (est. 1812) Fort Ross to look around.  I hadn't been there since I was about 9 or 10 years old, so it was fun to walk around and have errant childhood memories flood back. I found myself rather in love with the interiors they had set up...surprise, surprise...the light was really beautiful.

Friday, April 1, 2011

see you in may nyc/

Heading back to San Francisco today after three lovely weeks working and seeing people in nyc.
Just a couple errant nyc shots for today. The first is a view out my friend's apartment window and the second I took on the Bowery. I don't know why I was so pleased to see a cassette tape enbedded in the sidewalk, but I was...