Thursday, November 18, 2010

CMG posts new images of Marin Country Day School

CMG posts new web images of MCDS! The wide format of the images work well with the web design. Architecture by EHDD.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Big Up Magazine: 2nd Birthday at Public Works

MDRP jumps hoops again this time back to the stage. Canon 7D 1/4 sec. at 3.5 ISO 3200.
Special Thanks to Katya Guseva for her brilliant magazine work and design in the office.
We are still editing the audio and video we captured, but check out the music our one shot at

Alexander's Steakhouse: The Chefs Request.

Groundbreaking territory for MDRP with Food Photography. Chef J. Stout led the way with his 3'x4' glass plating.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Anyon Design

This image was taken for Anyon Design during the San Francisco Decorator's Showcase located in historic Nob Hill. Anyon's founder, Lindsay Brier, is inspired by period design and classic architecture, although her work still has a modern twist.

Food Photography

Upon our second visit to Alexander's Steakhouse, we had the pleasure of working closely with the Chef for some food photography. The dishes were prepped to precision and placed on glass slates for an aerial view of the dishes. They looked (and tasted!) delicious!

Alexander's Steakhouse

After huge success in Silicon Valley, Alexander's Steakhouse has opened a new location in the heart of San Francisco. Chef Jeffery Stout fuses the traditional American steakhouse with a Japanese influence. Design details include a three story wine rack, shoji screens for private events, and leather bound lounge for cocktails. Alexander's presents a classic fine dining experience, beautiful decor, and impeccable service.

MDRP was honored to photograph the new location! We spent the early morning and afternoon photographing the exterior and interior of the spacious new location.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Finegold Alexander & Associates launches new project online.

The Horseman SWD II Pro provided several wide views of this panoramic location. Each shot was stitched together and rendered to provide detailed views of each aspect of the building.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Public Architecture: Design for Reuse Primer

MDRP is published in new "Green Building" book with architecture by EHDD. In this shot we used the school PA system to gather the children for a recess in the Multi-Purpose Room.

Monday, September 6, 2010

iPhone App out now!

Wallpaper* City Guide Los Angeles iPhone app is now available at iTunes. The Hybrid Toyota Highlander w/ navigation made us on time for several locations a day. "You have arrived at your destination" was a pleasure to hear when destimations include The Penthouse at the Huntley Hotel, The Edison, and Boule.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

POP Earth Bottle by Vranken-Pommery Monopole

POP Earth by Vranken-Pommery Monopole available at D&M Liquors. The distributer drops a case of new Champagne every year for us to shoot. Capturing the green of the bottle was the mission. Read the link.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Phase 1 at B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim

MDRP was sent to Deerfield, Illinois by Finegold Alexander & Associates to photograph the conversion project at B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim. The architect converted an old office plaza into a shiny new place of worship. Phase II may be done next year and we are looking forward to finishing up the photography then.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Clock Bar, The Burrito Cocktail

Yes, it really does taste like a burrito.

UrbanDaddy sent us out to shoot this cocktail at the Clock Bar on Union Square in San Francisco. Food photography requests are becoming more popular now when shoot restaurants. We quite enjoy these requests. Keep 'em coming.

We only had 45 mins to get in, set up, shoot and upload this image to the editor. We shot it with a 150mm Hasselblad lens on a Phase One P25 Digital Back. We lit it with one Lowell Pro 250 Watt Tungsten spot.

The real trick was getting the cilantro to look just right.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

MDRP Studio Grand Opening

On June 11th, MDRP hosted it's new studio's Grand Opening. The event was sponsored by Pop Champagne and catered by San Francisco's own Mariposa Kitchen. The event was held to honor the architects at Studio 12 who designed the space, and celebrate old and new friends. Thanks to everyone who came out to the event and be expecting another event on the horizon!

In 2009, MDRP shot Suzika's Hayabusa sports bike. The Hayabusa has been acclaimed the world's fastest production motorcycle with a sky rocketing speed of 194 miles per hour. Besides it's speed, the bike had a beautiful custom paint job. The industry leading marketing firm, Questus, has mocked up these ad's for MDRP.

The shoot was divided into two parts: one in studio shooting the classic sports bike, and the other on top of San Francisco's second tallest building. 555 California Street is located in San Francisco's financial district and stretches 52 stories above downtown.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

This photograph was taken for the Smith Group of the California Pacific Medical Center. After a long day of work, we pulled together shots that felt clean and sterile, just like the hospital. They even made us wear scrubs while shooting!
Last month, MDRP photographed Revivial Bar + Kitchen located in Berkeley. With large firewood ovens and owners with genuine hospitality, Revival was easy to make look good.

The restaurant is reminiscent of the best parts of the past and the decor makes it feel like home. If you check it out, make sure to get the pork chops!

Published in UrbanDaddy:

Michael David Rose Photography is proud to open their brand new studio located at 650 Florida St! To celebrate the new space, designed by Studio 12 Architecture, MDRP is hosting a Grand Opening Party on June 11th.

The Event is sponsored by POP Earth Champagne and being catered by Mariposa Kitchen.

MDRP is excited to open the space to the public and beginning working from the new studio!