Bay Area Meditteranean by Martin Perri Interiors

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Digging into the archives a bit, here…last summer I shot a pair of residential projects for the very talented people behind Martin Perri Interiors, of San Ramon, California.

Martin Mitchell, the principal of MPI, does traditional, with a capital “T”. His rooms are rich, comfortable, but also complex. Lots of attention to detail. We shot over the course of two days, and came away with some great stuff. More photos below….enjoy!




This wood-paneled and unbelievably opulent office was a real challenge. Here is where bringing a lot of continuous lighting really pays off. For the lighting geeks that read this blog, continuous light (in the form of Arri 150’s, 300’s, and a Lowell Omni 500) are a great way to approach this much millwork. They’re tungsten-balanced, and between the focusing fresnel and the barn doors (and some whacko house-of-cards flagging by Alan), you can control the coverage very tightly.



4 responses to “Bay Area Meditteranean by Martin Perri Interiors

  1. Great shots. The dark panel rooms are certainly a challenge and you nailed it. And I love the hand of da Vinci leading the eye back into the dining room. Very nice!

  2. Nice set of photos, as usual. Those dark, all wood rooms are a real pain. I’ve done some similar ones; Great result there!

  3. Excellent magazine quality work. Great ambiance.

  4. As usual, gorgeous!