Lucas Fladzinski

Lucas Fladzinski

Professional Architectural Photographer

San Francisco Bay Area

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Lucas Fladzinski's Overview

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Lucas Fladzinski's Summary

I believe that impressive design deserves commanding photography. With thorough investigation and subtle refinement, each project is handcrafted to uniquely capture the artistry of the original.

Lucas Fladzinski is a professional photographer specializing in architectural and editorial photography throughout the US and abroad. His diverse portfolio has been featured in several books and numerous blogs and magazines including a recent four-page spread in Dwell Magazine and an image featured in the new iPad Mini advertisement for Apple Computers.

With over 90 clients, more than 500 commissions and 20 major publications since 2005, Lucas has built a reputation among the architectural and design community as their choice for photographic assignments in the Bay Area.

Specialties: Lucas specializes in professional interior and exterior photography for residential and commercial projects. For interiors, he uses controlled lighting with strobes and natural light to produce lively, atmospheric spaces. For exteriors, Lucas manually combines numerous layers of varied exposures in optimal lighting conditions resulting in rich, dynamic environments.

Lucas Fladzinski's Education

University of California, Davis

MFA, Master of Fine Arts


Western Michigan University

BFA, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography


Bad Axe High School


Lucas Fladzinski's Experience

Owner / Photographer

Lucas Fladzinski

May 2005Present (9 years 5 months)

Lucas Fladzinski is a commercial photography studio in the San Francisco Bay Area specializing in architectural, advertising and corporate identity photography.

As a professional photographer, my responsibilities include location photography, digital image editing, client communication, contract negotiation, advertising and marketing my services including designing and maintaining the company website, direct mailing, writing press releases, etc.

I have a broad background in historical and contemporary art, art photography, art theory and criticism. I possess extensive image making skills including small, medium and large format film and digital camera operation, expertise in Photoshop retouching, studio and location lighting, raw image batch processing, color management, web design, black / white and color film processing and printing, film scanning, zone system and exposure correction, exhibition installation, advertising and marketing skills, budget and deadline constraints, client communication, contract negotiation, sales and studio management, digital video and sound editing. I have excellent Mac OSX software proficiency.


UC Davis

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

September 2002July 2004 (1 year 11 months)

I have over three years of university teaching experience with demonstrated ability to work with individuals of diverse age, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds and learning abilities.

I taught Photography and Drawing at UCD during my tenure as an MFA graduate student. My responsibilities were planning course syllabus and projects, lecturing, directing critiques, grading, preparing slide presentations, organizing technical workshops and collaborative projects, preparing annual budgetary darkroom and lab expenditures, selecting student work for exhibitions, purchasing class and darkroom materials, planning field trips, etc.

Wildland Fire Fighter

US Forest Service

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Government Administration industry

April 2003September 2003 (6 months) Davis Fire Crew

I was apart of the Davis Fire Crew in the summer of 2003. Our home forest was in Mendocino and during my participation, we were dispatched as initial response and fought several large fires in Northern California and Southern Oregon.

Lucas Fladzinski's Publications

  • Apple Inc. iPad Mini Video Advertisement

    • Apple Inc.
    • September 1, 2013
    Authors: Lucas Fladzinski

    I was excited to learn that a photograph of mine was being published by Apple Inc. to be used in their video advertisement campaign for the new iPad Mini. The image can be seen in the video at 4min. 11sec. The residential interior photograph was originally commissioned by Jennifer Weiss Architecture in 2009.

  • 2013 Dwell Publication

    • Dwell
    • March 28, 2013
    Authors: Lucas Fladzinski

    Late last year, I was commissioned by long-time client Jennifer Weiss Architecture to shoot a recent renovation project in Golden Gate Heights in San Francisco. The project drew attraction from Dwell and was eventually published in the Dwell Special Issue Renovate Today published March 28th, 2013, story by Zahid Sardar.

Lucas Fladzinski's Projects

  • Split Bread Shoot

    • November 2012 to December 2012
    Team Members: Lucas Fladzinski

    This was one of my favorite projects of 2012. I was commissioned by long-time client, William Duff Architects to document their recent restaurant project opening at the Metreon in San Francisco. We began the exterior shots around 5am in order to finish the exteriors and interiors by 11am when the staff arrived. I was worried about the lack of warm light on the facade from the tall buildings across the street blocking the AM sun as well as fog however, this time the cool light conditions added a crisp, classic look to the overall shots. I’m very pleased with how the assignment turned out.

Lucas Fladzinski's Skills & Expertise

  1. Photography
  2. Architectural Photography
  3. Commercial Photography
  4. Fine Art Photography
  5. Portrait Photography
  6. Studio Photography
  7. Landscape Photography
  8. Digital Photography
  9. Photoshop
  10. Adobe Creative Suite
  11. High-end Retouching
  12. Fine Art
  13. Consulting
  14. Photographic Lighting
  15. Photographic Printing
  16. Social Media
  17. Social Media Marketing
  18. Social Networking
  19. SEO
  20. Writing
  21. CAD
  22. AutoCAD
  23. Autodesk Software
  24. Education
  25. Art Education
  26. University Teaching
  27. Art Direction
  28. Arts
  29. Entrepreneurship
  30. Art Consulting
  31. Artist Contracts
  32. Fine Art Sales
  33. Stock Photography
  34. Web Development
  35. Web Design
  36. Web Content
  37. Web Content Management
  38. Photos
  39. Event Photography
  40. Fashion Photography
  41. Travel Photography
  42. Visual Arts
  43. Workshops
  44. Photography Workshops
  45. Real Estate Photography
  46. Retouching
  47. Professional Photography
  48. Hotel Photography
  49. Hospitality Photography
  50. Corporate Identity Photography

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Lucas Fladzinski's Additional Information


Commercial Architectural and Fine Art Photography, Photoshop Retouching and Art Directing

Groups and Associations:

American Society of Media Photographers, Inc. (ASMP), The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers (AIAP), Society for Photographic Education (SPE), College Art Association (CAA), California Community College Registrant (CCC), CreativeMindsSF

Honors and Awards:

2013 | 90 clients w/ 500+ commissions & over 20 publications
2013 | apple inc. ipad mini, photo used in video advertisement
2013 | dwell publication, 4-page spread
2013 | international publication in detail das architektureportal
2011 | 3rd book publication, 21st century homes
2010 | 2nd front cover photo on small firms great projects
2008 | international publication in clientele bahrain magazine
2007 | 2nd visiting artist lecture at san francisco art institute
2007 | front cover photo on san francisco chronicle magazine
2006 | international show in brisbane, australia
2005 | founded fladzinski photography & design
2004 | graduate with mfa from uc davis
2001 | graduate with bfa from wmu, receive the art star award
1998 | first solo show

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