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Steel Clad House for EcoSteel


Private Residence in Danville

We recently photographed a private residence in Danville that had some interesting features. Upon entering the house you find yourself in a two story atrium with a Koi pond and a glass bridge across the pond. Quite remarkable. We photographed this project for EcoSteel.  We chose to photograph this project close to dusk to take advantage of the available light.



The New 49ers Store for Nike



Yesterday we had the opportunity to work with Nike, photographing their display in the new 49ers store at the Levi Stadium in Santa Clara. No shortage of products available to support our local professional sports team. Walking around the stadium, everything is brand new, bright and gleaming, and high tech. Just waiting for the throngs to appear for the first game.


On the Cover


Period Homes Cover. Volume 15 Number 2, March 2014


A photo we captured for Kirk E Peterson & Associates Architects appears on the cover of the March issue of Period Homes. There’s also a six page spread of photos along with a story about the remodeling project.  You can view the electronic version if you can’t find it on the newsstand. Several parties participated in the photo shoot. In addition the the architect, Shaddle Construction Inc. and Wooden Windows also shared in the photography.


Supplier of the Year Award

NARI Supplier of the Year Award. 2013. Treve Johnson Photography.

At the April 9 meeting of the San Francisco Bay Area NARI chapter, Treve Johnson Photography received recognition at the Supplier of the Year.  We’d like to thank all our NARI clients for the opportunity to serve you, and we’d also like to invite those of you in the remodeling industry to come and find out how you can benefit from NARI. Our next chapter meeting will be at on May 14, 2014, 6-8:30 at Jack London Kitchen and Bath.


El Cerrito Natural Grocery Annex

El Cerrito Natural Grocery Annex

Conscious Construction asked us to photograph the El Cerrito Natural Grocery Annex, and since we’re fond of photographing buildings at dusk, we waited for the right time of day and went to work.  While waiting for the right moment we took advantage of the opportunity to have a Latte and cookies.  The space inside is just as beautiful as the outside.  They will be providing prepared foods, with everything organic and sustainable.  Not all of the service was in place when we visited, so we’re anxious to go back when they have more of there services in place.



Wooden Window Features our Photography



Our friends at Wooden Window recently redesigned their website. The first photo to pop up on the page is one of ours so we thought we ought to share the news. Wooden Window crafts guild quality windows. You can view the website at woodenwindow.com.


Condo Remodel



It isn’t often I can walk into a job site and simply set up the camera and shoot, but this was one such project we photographed for Gilman’s Kitchens and Baths. This was a condo remodeling project of a 1930’s vintage unit it San Mateo. Nicely designed, nicely executed, and the owner’s had good taste in furnishings and art. The place was also spotless when we arrived, and Gilman’s crew, simply packed up their props and went to the next location. This was one of three locations we photographed over the course of the day. We have an ongoing arrangement with Gilman’s, where they supply the staging crew and manage the stating, and I simply show up with the camera and start shooting.



Residential Resort




Here’s a swimming pool designed by one of my clients, David Thorne Landscape Architect. If you look at the far end of the pool you’ll se a rock with a waterfall cascading over a cave. Swim through the waterfall and you find a grotto with a hot tub. It’s projects like this that make my job as a photographer fun.





Flooring that Matters


Flooring in a residential remodel

We recently had the opportunity to create photos for Galleher, a distributor for flooring. We connected with Galleger when Treve heard Danny Harrington give a presentation on sustainable forest products at a recent NARI meeting. Danny has considerable experience with world wide forest products, having spent considerable time in many exotic locations where timber is harvested. For this image we removed the area rug and several pieces of furniture to show off the flooring.



Photo on the Cover of ARCHnews

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The November 2013 issue of ARCHnews, the newsletter for the East Bay Chapter of AIA (American Institute of Architects), has one of our photos on the cover page. The building illustrated is a truck leasing facility in San Leandro, photographed for both the architect, Thornton Weiler, and the general contractor Shaddle Construction. This is a good example of how multiple parties can benefit by sharing the cost of a photo shoot. I also wrote about this in an earlier blog entry where I talked about how planning for a photo shoot can help turn a mundane building into something interesting.