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Russell Abraham is an architectural photographer based in San Francisco serving all of Northern California. For over 30 years he has been photographing for architects, interior designers, hotels and resorts, commercial real estate interests, product and furniture manufacturers and retailers. He started out working with notable Bay Area photographers Joshua Friewald and Jeromiah Bragstad in the black and white film era. Since then he has progressed from Ektachrome sheet film to high resolution digital cameras. Abraham still uses electronic flash extensively to light most interiors and objects. He believes that lighting gives accurate and predictable color, textured highlights and shadows that will show detail and print . He lights in such a way that even another photographer would have a hard time figuring it out.
Abraham's client base has included many noteworthy national and international design firms including HOK, SOM, KMD, Smith Group JJR, Swatt|Miers and Erhlich Architects. On the hospitality side of the ledger, his client list has included major hotel management companies and cruise ship lines, such as Hyatt, Marriott and Royal Caribbean International. Of his work, one of his clients commented, "he is the consummate professional to work with. His greatest talent has been his ability to have the viewer feel as if they are part of the interiors, something I don't see in a lot of interior photography."
In the last few years he has written and photographed several books on architecture including California Cool: Residential Modernism Reborn and Rural Modern. He has also collaborated with architects to produce four other monographs.