Category: Photography

Custom Interior Designs including Kitchen and Bathrooms in Arcadia

By , August 6, 2012 2:06 pm

We did a remodel for an entire home in Arcadia, CA for a very sweet family that wanted their home done with modern touches, distinctive finishes and user-friendly space planning.  We worked closely with the architect and contractors to help the family create their dream home and this is what came up with!  This interior design project was a lot of fun and it’s great to see that beautiful and modern can also be budget-friendly!

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L.A. stands for Luxurious Apartment!

By , August 3, 2010 9:21 pm

Los Angeles is known for high-end glamour and funky retreats.  Our client Amber wanted a little of that incorporated into her upscale townhome where she lives in the heart of Culver City.

The furniture consists of a nice combination of custom-made products and off-the floor items.  The centerpieces of the house are custom-crafted: the semi-round dining banquette and big, comfy sofa.  In the interest of budget and time, we built around these with off-the floor items from a variety of places to create a cohesive space.  We found the coffee table at a boutique furniture store in Silverlake and the guest bed right out of a modern home decor showroom.

Our client had a nice start with accessories but claimed she never knew how to arrange them or what to do with them.  We added to the collection but were still able to use many of her accessories and put them together in a way that creates a cohesive feeling.  We love the tall skinny yellow vase we found and we put it next to her Target frame and it just seems to work!

Nothing finishes a home like the unique combination of art we put on our walls.  We framed two heirloom newspaper articles from bygone eras, and found great limited edition prints by Chariklia Zarris at a nice price.  If you’re regardful, you can even mix in catalog art items like the art set above the bed – as long as you don’t one-stop-shop.

The modern and clean lines juxtaposed with whimsical and graphic interest shows off Amber’s great taste and provides her a relaxing and fun place to call home at the end of a busy day.  Creating a beautiful retreat for this L.A. hospitality professional that mirrors the elegance of her working life was our goal, and we believe it is achieved in this space!

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Greenhouse Garden Supply Exterior Signage, Logo, Interior and Exterior Color

By , May 31, 2010 11:37 am

I recently had the opportunity to take over on a project for a garden supply warehouse in Sacramento, CA.  They originally had a completely different scheme, signage and logo, then hired me to make it a profitable, professional and welcoming retail space.  Previously, they had the signage proposed in a lime green as well as the trim for the exterior in a different, very unattractive lime green.  We repainted the whole exterior and I sorted out the signage and interior color scheme.  The interior photos to follow, for now – the exterior.

Opening soon: The  Greenhouse Garden Supply

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Rock Rehearsal Space in Huntington Beach

By , January 20, 2010 12:29 pm

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This is a design and space planning project I did for a private music rehearsal studio in Huntington Beach.

We constructed some new walls and demolished some old ones to achieve maximum use of the space,

creating six studios out of the space that used to only have four.

Then I did a color consultation in the public spaces as well as fixed it up with vintage furniture and decor on a tight budget.

I even tried out a new wide angle lens to take the interior photographs that were used to rent out each of the studio rooms in the space.

They call this “Orange Space” and it’s now fully rented and the clients and the tenants are both very happy!

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Random Collection of Photos

By , December 18, 2009 1:19 pm

I don’t want to get too cheesy, but I wanted to put up some of my random artsy photos I’ve taken lately.  A small collection of photos from places like Big Sur, Napa, and even a couple from my old Canon AE-1 Program camera.

I plan on putting up some more sometime soon, too.  So take a look, let me know what you think.

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Law Office Artiano & Associates Interiors Finish Board & Photos

By , October 28, 2009 3:51 pm

This is a project I did with Brenda Bell & Associates in Santa Monica, CA.  Artiano & Associates is a law firm in Torrance, where we did the interior design of their offices.  This project was done in two phases, the first being the custom reception desk and interior finishes, the second phase required paint and carpet as well as new custom millwork in the breakroom and office areas and custom signage in the reception area as shown below.  We also provided them with a floor finish plan with the proposed finishes.  Check out the preliminary finish board and the photographs for the finished products!

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Candice Kirk’s New Headshots!

By , October 15, 2009 2:49 am

Another awesome photography session!  This time with the beautiful actress Candice Kirk!  What a babe :)

I’m lucky as well to have this profound beauty as my great friend.  We spent some time working on mostly commercial shots for her, all around Long Beach on an unusually cloudy day.  Made for some awesome diffused light!  Check out the shot we ended up using!  I’m very excited!

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Spud! Organic Grocery Delivery Interior Design & Mural

By , August 19, 2009 2:49 pm

Hi There!  I finally got around to taking some good photographs of the interiors that I did for the Spud! Organic Grocery Delivery warehouse/office interiors.  My friend Shawn who works there also used to be a professional painter, so he painted the interior walls and I used the colors to do the mural in the entry.  The challenge was to use extremely environmentally friendly paints, so we found and used the new Freshaire paint brand that you can actually find at Home Depot.  Zero VOC and low fumes.  It actually didn’t smell paint-y at all!  I love challenges like this.  The best part is that I already love Spud! and their organic groceries make my life way easy.  Become a fan of Spud! Los Angeles on Facebook!

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The Commotions for Tres Noir Eyewear

By , August 10, 2009 12:44 pm

Hey there!  I had the opportunity to shoot one of my favorite Long Beach bands called the Commotions for an advertisement for this awesome handmade sunglasses company called Tres Noir.  Tres Noir are gorgeous eyewear with handmade acetate frames produced in limited quantities that provide a unique but classic look. From their own website, “Feasting on a heavy diet of Southern California culture- rock n’roll, action sports, and lowbrow art, the brand came to life.”

The Commotions play soul pop rock type stuff that get you groovin on the dance floor with wicked steady beats and sassy lyrics to ensure everyone’s having a good time!  You can listen to them on their myspace page here!

The first photo below is  going into a print advertisement for the company in a well-known German music magazine, so congratulations to the band and congratulations to me on my first print photography!  Have a look at the whole set!

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Product shots for Couch Guitar Straps!

By , July 29, 2009 4:48 pm

I took some product shots for a webstore that focuses on vegan, vinyl & animal friendly guitar straps and belts the other day. I am excited to see that they are already being used on their website www.couchguitarstraps.com!

The Brown Western Vegan Belt

The Brown Western Vegan Belt

The Silver Vegan Belt

Army Green with Orange Racer X Strap

Black with Red Racer X Strap

Black with Red Racer X Strap

The Vintage Green Guitar Strap

The Vintage Green Guitar Strap

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