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SF Magazine, with Red Oak Realty


Pleased to have provided photography for Red Oak Realty’s full-page ad in the SF Magazine CityGuide edition! Click HERE to see it — page 175.


The view from Scott Hargis Photo World Headquarters tonight..



Last night, really….

Oakland Residence by Bleu Leman Design


The only thing betterĀ than shooting for Diane Leifer (Bleu Leman Design) is when it’s only five minutes from my apartment in Oakland! We spent the best part of an afternoon working this lovely Tudor style living room and came away with these photos.


Dee makes rooms comfortable. She works with her clients’ existing possessions and taste, and everything she does from there riffs on that foundation. The result is a room that feels amazingly relaxed, but which reveals it’s depth on closer examination.


We’re planning another shoot in May…stay tuned for more great stuff from this talented designer!

iPhone Photo of the Day

Scott Hargis Photo

Interiors, Humans.

Above is an entire shoot I did earlier this month – every frame I made – in a very cool industrial loft conversion in West Oakland.

I shot the Cigar Factory Lofts (Saxland Development) in December, and they were first on my list when I was looking for a location to do some test shooting with models. With the big expansive floorplan, high ceilings, large windows, exposed brick and trusses — I knew things would look good. There’s a couple outtakes below, including an ambient-only shot for you with lighting fetishes.

In the video above, I’ve compressed a 3-hour shoot into about 2 minutes. It pauses briefly on the shots we felt worked. This was a fun project and I’m currently scouting locations for a follow-up….so stay tuned.

McCutcheon Construction Wins Contest, Published in Women’s Day K and B

It was almost 10 months ago that I shot a spectacular kitchen and bath remodel in Oakland California for McCutcheon Construction. It was a great project and I got to work with Rochelle Silberman, (then) the head designer at McCutcheon. Rochelle was very hands-on during the construction and knew the project literally inside and out. We made some terrific photos that day, and McCutcheon went on to win 5th place with my photos in the CaesarStone Kitchen Design contest. The image above was designed with a print ad in mind, with plenty of space for text in the upper right corner.

The kitchen was completely re-designed by Rochelle, moving appliances and replacing everything from floor to ceiling. Locally made bamboo cabinets were matched with a linear-patterned glass tile backsplash. The warm-toned horizontal lines were broken only by the clean white of the CaesarStone countertop. Lots of attention to detail here, with electrical outlets hidden in the underside of the cabinets to preserve the unbroken lines of the backsplash, some snazzy cabinetry design, and flawless transitions from one material to another.

Following the contest win, the project was published in Women’s Day Kitchen and Bath, as part of a before-and-after “Style Updates” article.

Congrats to McCutcheon, and below are a couple more images from the project!

More Miller-Warnecke Goodness

You may remember this Miller Warnecke staircase I shot a few weeks ago — here’s another from the same project. Enjoy!