The well-crafted image has always been a central part of Russell Abraham's life, no matter what the tool used to create it. Russell started life with a paintbrush in his hand. He traded in that paintbrush for a T-square and graduated with a degree in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley (cum laude) before eventually swapping his T-square for a view camera. These days, his tools of choice are a digital camera and a high-powered desktop computer. He has taken the time to learn the new technologies and develop enough of a mastery of them to both teach and write about them. He is an active member of the local photo community and serves on the Board of Directors of ASMP. When not behind the camera or in front of the computer screen he is the proud father of four children, three of whom are graduates of the University of California and one a graduate of Sarah Lawrence in New York.
Kristen Paulin has recently joined the staff as associate photographer. She is a transplant from Chicago where she worked for a fashion and lifestyle photographer. She has a BFA from the University of Cincinnati in media and photography. She has also photographed interiors and architecture in Chicago and San Francisco for a handful of architects and designers. With a strong interest in both architecture and interiors, Kristen adds a smart dimension to our capabilities to offer a broader range of services to our design community clients.
Eric Sahlin has worked with us on a variety of projects and brought a significant dimension in video and digital imaging skills to the team. He has a degree in film from U.C., Berkeley and has worked both as a still photographer and videographer for some of the Bay Area’s largest corporations. He was a multi-media producer for Adobe Systems and has an extensive knowledge of their video and image editing products. Eric worked with Russell in 2010 to shoot the video, California Cool, which accompanied Russell’s highly regarded book of the same name.