Social Space

My New Favorite Models

My New Favorite Models

Hands down, it is my architects’ children!  These kids look good!  The secret to a successful image is drama.  And the secret to drama is populating the shots to make it look real. The designers as models always looked great in the shots since they were often...
The Library Morphs to a Learning Center

The Library Morphs to a Learning Center

The days of dreary libraries, endless stacks of often misfiled books, and those little mini pencils paired with note cards promising to bring order to the madness are on the way out.  Here at Saddleback Community College in Mission Viejo, CA, gkkworks has completely...
Chasing The Shot

Chasing The Shot

So there I was, downtown Los Angeles factory district.  Five camera sets in five different spots, the sun was just right, and all I needed was the school bell to ring for this otherwise deserted HS#7 to instantly flood with students.  I knew the class schedule, I knew...
Designed To Connect

Designed To Connect

y email can make your day, a sour look can ruin your week and a chance connection can change your life. Our lives are shaped by our connections with each other.  The same rules apply for opportunity. Our connections with each other can be jet fuel for success.  At...
Cancer Research Hawaiian Style

Cancer Research Hawaiian Style

On my first photo shoot in Hawaii a few years back, I had the opportunity to hire a true native as my photo assistant who generously shared with me some of his Hawaiian culture, traditions, and values. In 2013 I returned to Oahu for ZGF Architects, this time to...
Thinking Through Walls

Thinking Through Walls

As the national photographer for Nanawall Systems, it’s been my job to keep their look fresh, balanced and full of life for the last ten years. To do so, I explore. Whether it’s shooting in a new city, new campaign layouts to work with, or adding movement...
Taiwan: One Down, One To Go!

Taiwan: One Down, One To Go!

After already 10 days in Taipei, rain every day, during the worst season possible, and clock ticking down fast. For some insane reason I pulled a 180 in our schedule and headed south to the city of Taichung, hoping for sunshine on my second building. After finding...
My First Advertising Agency

My First Advertising Agency

An advertising agency is kind of like a beehive — people are always buzzing in and out, there are layers of projects going on all over and everyone has a deadline. Just bumbling in for a photo or two without getting stung was a feat in itself but having a great...
When Grandma Turns You Down

When Grandma Turns You Down

Contemporary, active, engaging, and larger than life, this is the atmosphere surrounding my next project, Mirabella Tower located in Portland, OR. With the 5th floor park in the sky, a 24th floor cocktail lounge, spa, art studio, and even shared public auditorium,...
Lucky Art

Lucky Art

Call me crazy, but I believe in luck. Despite the project, location, team, or budget, luck always seems to find it’s way into my shoot. Here at the new UC Irvine Contemporary Arts Center designed by Ehrlich Architects, luck came through again. Lets start with...

Pin It on Pinterest