It’s hard to complain when your view of the Transamerica Pyramid is so close you can’t fit the entire tower in the window. We photographed this traditional high rise condo atop San Francisco’s Nob Hill a few weeks ago, and the images are already up on Muratore’s shiny new website. I love the way Heather prefaces each project with a black-and-white image; I often find myself converting images to B&W while shooting as it helps me focus on the composition and lines, rather than getting distracted by details.
I’m also proud that Muratore’s website is essentially a portfolio of my work; 14 of the 15 projects listed were shot by me!
Here’s a few more from this shoot — enjoy!
Venetian plaster in a delicate cool gray-green tone, with rococo fixtures. My goal with venetian plaster is always to make sure the pattern shows up clearly.
Capturing floor details is harder than it looks! Lots of lens movement shenanigans, here.
Muratore does it’s own custom millwork, so these photos are designed to show off craftsmanship.
Another floor detail. We wanted the texture and flowing lines to show clearly, and relate to the pattern in the marble tub enclosure.
Units in this building have a “fire door” in the living room that leads to an outdoor stairwell. Concealing that door is a major design feature.
This was fun to shoot — creating layers with light so the monochromatic marble slabs don’t just blend together.
Another feature of older buildings are the radiators. Dealing with them from a design standpoint is difficult; Muratore always finds a solution that stays true to the building’s origins but works with the new interior, as well. And photographing them is unbelievably fun!
We wanted to relate the gorgeous art-deco grill covers to the (gorgeous) art-deco Golden Gate Bridge….but the fog did not cooperate! We watched all day and shot this when things were best, but still no bridge… Still: how do you not plant a human being in that chair?! Had to do it! The biggest lighting challenge with this shot was making sure the chrome features of the grill “popped” appropriately, which meant giving them something bright to reflect.
We’ve shot several projects with Muratore this summer, so here’s another; this art-deco inspired condo atop San Francisco’s Nob Hill.
I loved the way the aggressively patterned floor carried through to the grid of the San Francisco streets far below.
Maple burlwood veneer coupled with black granite countertops (and black acrylic cabinets) make for a dramatic yet inviting kitchen.
We couldn’t resist this hallway shot, featuring the astonishing Egyptian-motif doors! The “Indiana Jones” fedora was a last-minute addition…
Client: Muratore Corp.
Interior Design: Tammi Bates
Styling: Heather Menegat
Photo Assist: Alan Vance
More Muratore goodness today, with a project I first scouted last year but only shot last month — high atop San Francisco’s Nob Hill.
Venetian plaster, white oak floors, handsome laminated wood columns, marble floor inlays, and some striking vertical stripes in the kitchen woodwork made this space exciting to shoot — lots to work with! Full write-up, LOTS of photos, and Behind-the-Scenes, click here.
Yet another fun afternoon with Cindy Bayon, this time in a high-rise atop San Francisco’s Nob Hill, documenting more past work from Muratore. This traditional condo has a to-die-for view of the Golden Gate, Pacific Heights, and The Marina. It also has one of the best collections of original Julius Shulman prints I’ve ever seen. Can you say “pressure”? 🙂 More Photos After the Jump!
Spent the entire morning scouting future shoots on Nob Hill in San Francisco….some killer stuff on the slate for this spring!