Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Tiny Homes - Down East Magazine

When we got a call from Director of Photography Mark Fleming, about collaborating with Down East Magazine in a project about tiny homes we were super excited. We have been impatiently waiting to be able to share some of the images from the shoot with you. The shoot took us to several remote Maine locations, one of which could only be reached by chartering a small plane. The homeowners were all a pleasure to work with and hearing what they had to say about their small homes was as interesting as the homes themselves. Regardless of their different lifestyle choices it was evident that they were all proud of their homes and the resulting living spaces were the product of a labor of love.

To see more of these tiny homes pick up a copy of the current issue of Down East Magazine.

Small home in remote Maine island
Living space inside a small home

Sunset in remote location small home.
Small living space with loft bed in tiny home
Tiny home exterior
Small kitchen with white cabinets
Red small home exterior
Small kitchen in tiny home
Tiny home exterior
Tiny living space kitchen sitting area

Friday, March 25, 2016

The Art Issue Cover

Donna Mcniel sitting in her living room for the cover of Maine Home and Design Magazine.

As some of you may be aware, I relocated to Maine from Arizona just about a decade ago. Ever since I moved here I have fallen in love with the state for many reasons. Of course there are the obvious reasons like its natural beauty and the fact that there is always a new dining option to explore. But one of the other reasons I love this state is its thriving art scene. I have been fortunate to photograph many talented artists that excel at what they do such as Robert Indiana, John Bisbee and Alan Magee to name a few. When I got the call for this assignment I was excited to learn that this time we would be photographing Donna Mcniel who is the former director of the Maine Arts Commission and a long time arts advocate.

To learn more about Donna we invite you to have a look at the Art Issue of Maine Home + Design on newsstands throughout April.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

American Craft Magazine - Artist Roberto Lugo

In our line of work we have the opportunity of meeting many talented, creative and amazing individuals. Photographing Artist Roberto Lugo was certainly a treat. His passion for his craft is undeniable and extends beyond the simplicity of creating beautiful ceramic objects. He uses his vision to shed light on issues such as poverty, race, inequality and the human experience in general. By doing so his pieces transcend what simply meets the eye and allow us to peer into Lugo's personality and upbringing.

To learn more about Roberto Lugo check out the April/May issue of American Craft Magazine published by the American Craft Council.

Portrait of ceramic artist Roberto Lugo photographed by Irvin Serrano.

Editorial portrait of ceramics professor Roberto Lugo for American Craft Magazine.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Tempo Dulu - Portland, Maine

In the last few years we have collaborated with several companies within the Hospitality industry and one of our favorite clients has been The Camden Harbour Inn. The Inn is part of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux family. Needless to say, when the owners of the Camden Harbour Inn approached us to photograph their new venture The Danforth Inn and their restaurant Tempo Dulu we knew we were in for a treat. The interior design in both Inns is just amazing and we encourage you to enjoy a stay with them next time you visit Maine.

Today we wanted to share with you a couple ads that were created with some of our images. The ads were designed by Mark Woodbury of Woodbury Creative. We also had the unexpected surprise to see one of our images make it to the cover of Portland Magazine.


As we move forward with our work in the hospitality industry we look forward to sharing with you some more images of the work we create. 


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Press Hotel Book

Last year we had the fortune of collaborating with The Press Hotel located in Portland, Maine. We created images that showcased the architecture and amazing interior design. The Press Hotel is  located in the former Press Herald building. It has a beautiful art gallery and installations created by local artists Matt Hutton and Erin Hutton  that pay homage to the buildings history.

As a thank you to our clients at The Press we decided to create a custom book that included several of the images we created throughout the project. We did all the layout and printing in-house and collaborated with Scott Mullenberg from Mullenberg Designs in creating the book. One of the things that caught my eye from the hotel was its custom wallpaper. We decided to incorporate it into the book cover and we must say we are very pleased with the results.

The book was a hit with our clients who decided to have us create a few more copies to be shared with some of the investors. In this post we would like to share with you some images and a small video showcasing the final book. Hope you like it as much as we do. If you ever visit Maine I would recommend you stop by and have a look at The Press and have some of the delicious food at Union the restaurant located within the hotel.

Hand crafted custom book and portfolio of the Press Hotel project photographed by Irvin Serrano Photography in Portland, Maine.


Custom, handcrafted book featuring Press Hotel project and portfolio of commercial photographer Irvin Serrano Photography in Portland, Maine.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hospitality - Press Hotel

In the last year there have been several hotels opening their doors in downtown Portland. It is amazing to see so many new options available to travelers. I would like to think that this is a testament to how great our little city is. Fortunately for us, we have collaborated with many of these new hotels creating images for editorial and advertising purposes. A few months ago we had the pleasure of photographing one of the rooms of the up-and-coming Press Hotel.

We are now able to share with you the images we created and will have some more to share in the future as we gear up to create more images this week. I can't wait to see the finished hotel open its doors. Located in the former Press Herald building, the hotel incorporates the building's history into its beautiful interior design, showcasing artwork from some of Maine's most respected and talented artists such as Angela Adams and John Bisbee.  So if you have visitors from out of town, make sure to point them in the direction of The Press Hotel, accepting reservations sometime this spring.

Interior of guestroom with queen bed at the Press Hotel located in the Old Port district of Portland, Maine.

Artwork leans against a woven wall created by artist Angela Adams for the Press Hotel.

1920's inspired writer's desks are found in guestrooms at the Press Hotel, the former Press Herald building, in Portland, Maine.

The bathrooms at the Press Hotel in Portland Maine utilize marble and wood accents to create a contemporary and modern design.

Marble-tiled bathrooms with rain head shower by Kohler and C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries adorn Press Hotel bathrooms.

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog, a phrase that uses all letters in the alphabet, is embroidered into a writers chair in a guestroom at the Press Hotel in Portland, Maine.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

American Craft Magazine - Lissa Hunter

Lissa Hunter, a multimedia artist, stands surrounded by her artwork in her studio in Portland Maine.
I just received my copy of the April/May Issue of American Craft Magazine and was excited to see the images we produced while photographing Artist Lissa Hunter. We had a great time photographing Lissa who is such a multifaceted artist. She works in a multitude of media and having a look at her Portland studio provides a timeline of her evolution as an artist. In her studio you can see paintings, works covered in encaustic wax, ceramic, paper, charcoal and coiled baskets. Some of her work showcases a delicate mixture in a single piece of many of the skills and media she has worked with throughout her artistic career.

If you are not familiar with Lissa's work, I would encourage you to visit her website and have a look at the wonderful work she produces. Meeting people like Lissa is just one of the reasons why I love my job as much as I do. Hope you enjoy the images.

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