Professional Architectural Photographer
- San Francisco Bay Area
Lucas Fladzinski's Overview
- Owner / Photographer at Lucas Fladzinski
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
Lucas Fladzinski's Experience
Owner / Photographer
May 2005 – Present (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.
Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry
September 2002 – July 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
Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Government Administration industry
April 2003 – September 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
Authors: Lucas Fladzinski
- Apple Inc.
- September 1, 2013
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.
Authors: Lucas Fladzinski
- March 28, 2013
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
Team Members: Lucas Fladzinski
- November 2012 to December 2012
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
- Architectural Photography
- Commercial Photography
- Fine Art Photography
- Portrait Photography
- Studio Photography
- Landscape Photography
- Digital Photography
- Adobe Creative Suite
- High-end Retouching
- Fine Art
- Photographic Lighting
- Photographic Printing
- Social Media
- Social Media Marketing
- Social Networking
- Autodesk Software
- Art Education
- University Teaching
- Art Direction
- Art Consulting
- Artist Contracts
- Fine Art Sales
- Stock Photography
- Web Development
- Web Design
- Web Content
- Web Content Management
- Event Photography
- Fashion Photography
- Travel Photography
- Visual Arts
- Photography Workshops
- Real Estate Photography
- Professional Photography
- Hotel Photography
- Hospitality Photography
- Corporate Identity Photography
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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