The San Francisco Dream Cafes photography collection is influenced by my French, Italian and Japanese Cafe Projects from the past decade. Setting up before dawn, I bring my own bistro tables, chairs, cafe props and accessories in order to stage cafe scenes at choice San Francisco landmark locations. I have acquired all the cafe cups, napkins, menus, props and accessories on my travels.
I meticulously set up and prepare the Dream Cafes photography before sunrise with a variety of differently styled props and beverage themes. The images are enhanced by the optimum morning lighting conditions and the absence of people. By photographing at dawn I can take advantage of the misty fog and soft lighting to enhance, create and reinforce the dreamy ethereal mood. To view more explore Seaside 2018 • Seaside 2017 and San Francisco On Film.