The shoot took place in the cold winter days of 2005. Ironically this was for the 2006 Summer catalog for the The Sak. I worked with Art Director Randy Yau and designer Sandi Micone on this shoot which took place over 5 days. Since the concept for the catalog was postcards, we went all over San Francisco replicate a tourists view of San Francisco.
This is a project from the archives. The original shoot took place in 2005 and this was for the 2006 spring catalog for the The Sak. At the time The Sak was based here in the Mission in San Francisco. I worked with Art Director Randy Yau and designer Sandi Micone on this shoot which took place over 5 days.
While in London recently I had the pleasure of paying a visit to the studio of artist Jemima Brown, the recipient of the Mark Tanner Sculpture award for 2011. Jemima is known for her sculptural explorations of the animate versus the inanimate, and the formation of the complex visual narratives involved in self-creation. It was very inspiring to discuss the artist’s latest work and process as I photographed her for her September 2011 Standpoint Gallery exhibition catalog.
Here is a continuation of my work in the outdoor industry for Overland Equipment. This was a similar shoot to the summer catalog photography we did earlier in the year in Chico. For the winter catalog and marketing material we brought the photography session home to San Francisco.
All photos by San Francisco photographer Gregory Cowley.
San Francisco’s Mission Bay medical has been sprouting up buildings near my studio for several years now. One of the new occupants of the complex is Sirna Therapeutics, which is a RNA research arm of Merck & Co.. I was commissioned to create a series of images that give glimpse into their laboratory facilities.
In the Summer of 2009 I loaded up in the car with art director Sue Redding and my assistant Debra Zeller. We began the 5 hour drive through from San Francisco to Chico to scout locations for the next day’s shoot. Thunderstorms were brewing on the horizon even though it was 90 degrees out. We had no idea what conditions we were going to face the following day.
Later that evening we met up with the rest of the crew from Overland Equipment. It was the clients vision was to use employees in the outdoor industry rather than professional models. They sent down a crew of 4 from Portland to be our talent for the day. The weather worked out in our favor and I got hundreds of great shots in a matter of hours. The images have since been used throughout Overland’s catalogs, brochures, trade show, and marketing materials.
I was commissioned by Restaurant Hospitality Magazine this last spring to drive up to Napa Valley and photograph celebrity chef Michael Chiarello in his home. The assignment was for a regular article the magazine runs where chefs discuss items in their refrigerators, thus the fridge is open in each of these shots. No, that was not an oversight.
Michael Chiarello is best known for his role as a host on the Food Network and Bravo channel’s new “Top Chef Masters”. He is also the owner of Bottega Napa Valley, Tra Vigne, and the NapaStyle Paninoteca & Wine Bar.