Architectural Photographer | San Francisco Bay Area | Russell Abraham

Menlo Park Residence

Garay House

Spring Rd Residence

One Hundred Grand Apartments

Orinda Residence

340 Fremont Apartments

Golden Gate Rec Center

SFO Airport FireHouse3

Warm Springs BART Station

Santa Clara Square

Riverpark Tower II

The Orchards at Walnut Creek

Telegraph Hill House

Pac Heights House

Alameda Home

Portola Valley Home

Hillsborough Colonial

Sinbad Creek

Tahoe Family Retreat

Politzer Drive

Los Gatos Home

One Henry Adams

Asian Oasis

Encasa

The Alise

California Pizza Kitchen

COMO Shambhala Estate

Silicon Valley Courtyard by Marriott

Chateau Tivoli

W San Francisco

Il Fornaio Restaurant

Hotel Griffon

The Progress

ARMA Museum and Resort

Francis Ford Coppola Winery

The Bristol Hotel

Food

Furniture

A Year in Pictures


Sky Cycles art project by Catherine Widgery. Installed at the Warm Springs BART station in Fremont, CA.
A Year in Pictures
2017 was something of a visual departure for us.  Along with doing our usual set of architectural work, we spent a significant effort documenting life in San Francisco.  Hopefully our efforts will result in a handsome coffee table pictorial book, San Francisco Secrets, later this year.   The book tries to explore what makes San Francisco such a unique place to live in and enjoy.   From Chinese New Year in February to the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in October, we got more than our big toe wet in the goings on of the City.  Along the way, we sampled the food and drink of over forty eateries and bars photographing everyone.  Here is a random sample of some of the wonderful images that found their way into our cameras.
New Year's celebrant in Chinatown.
Above: A young musician plays the guzheng, a zither-like instrument, during the Autumn Harvest Festival.
Below: Scenes from the SF PRIDE Parade.
Trick Dog bar, Mission District, SF.
Original furniture from the CLIFT Hotel. Past and present circa 1915-2017.

Shooting architecture and interiors is how we make our living.  We were fortunate to shoot a host of great houses and commercial projects up and down the California coast and work with a handful of very creative clients, both locally and from around the U.S.  From baronial estates hidden away in the Santa Lucia Preserve to sleek, modern residencies and sophisticated office parks in Silicon Valley, to impressive public works projects around the Bay, we kept very busy.  Here is just a quick and very incomplete glimpse of what we did last year.

Menlo Park Residence. Architecture by Moderna Homes.
Orinda Residence. Architecture by ODS Architecture.
Santa Lucia Residence. Architecture by Eric Miller Architects.
Detail from Alameda Residence. Copper Creek Builders.
Testing the firepole at SFO's FireHouse 3. Shah Kawasaki Architects.
TRACE Bar at the SF W Hotel.
City Slicker Farms, Oakland CA, Lowney Architecture.
I did several travel stories last year and spent a long week visiting each of the five National Parks in southern Utah.  The local Mormons welcomed us with open arms and the scenery was amazing.  Definitely a place for everyones bucket list.
Zion National Park, UT.
Petroglyphs at Capitol Reef National Park, UT

I love irony and it is often not hard to find.  I found this hapless fellow asleep under a freeway underpass near our studio in Jack London Square. The MAGA hat was just a little too rich.  I have the sinking feeling that his wait for the hats slogan to deliver for him will be a long one.  Happy New Year everyone.

Make America Great Again.