Featured Photographers

The following persons contributed their skill by documenting Lawrence Halprin’s landscapes for the traveling exhibition.


Caitlin Atkinson
Atkinson grew up in Nevada City, California, where the trees, mountains, and rivers instilled in her a love of all things natural. She studied photography at the California College of Arts in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her photographs have appeared in magazines, books, and exhibitions in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. When not photographing, you can find her in the garden and enjoying the outdoors.

Dror Baldinger AIA
Baldinger is an architectural photographer based in San Antonio, Texas. His practice encompasses a panorama of projects, from commercial interiors to jewel houses. Formerly a design principal in a major San Antonio architectural firm, Baldinger’s photographic viewpoint considers and enhances the uniqueness and terroir of each project. His photos have won numerous AIA San Antonio Design Awards.

Jeremy Bittermann
Bittermann has a degree in Fine Art Photography from the Pacific Northwest College of Art. After graduating, he worked in marketing and strategic planning in the architecture industry for more than a decade. Bittermann’s experience in the design industry led him to produce and assist on numerous photo shoots for acclaimed architectural photographers. He established his own architectural photography practice in 2010 and has since had his work featured in numerous notable publications.

Philip Bond
Bond graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a degree in Computer Science. He was a naval officer for five years and then a floor trader for nine years. Bond left his career in the financial industry to pursue photography. For nine years he managed the imaging department of a San Francisco design and imaging company, where he worked with all manner of capture, scanning, and printing technology. Currently, Bond works as a commercial photographer.

Marion Brenner
Brenner’s garden and landscape photographs have been published in many notable books and magazines, including Landscape Architecture Magazine, Dwell, and Sunset. In 1992, she collaborated on a series of cards featuring plants used to treat cancer. In 2002, she was the subject of a one-person show, entitled The Subtle Life of Plants and People, at the Berkeley Art Museum. Her photographs are in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Berkeley Art Museum.

Rudy Calpo
Calpo is an architect by trade and artist by nature. Accomplished in watercolors and freehand drawing, he brings a sense of color, light, angle, and composition to his photographs. As Senior Principal of CHD Architects in Sacramento, Calpo has been practicing architecture in the area since 1975, and practicing his passion for photography since even earlier. His photography has taken him around the world.

Heather Collins AIAP
Collins applies her MFA in Cinematography from Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts to bring concepts of motion picture visual storytelling to her still photography work. Born and raised in Colorado, she works across the country on photography projects ranging from architecture and landscape to fashion and product. Her love of travel and nature makes her gravitate towards working on location. She is based in Los Angeles, California.

Christina Dikas
Dikas is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area. She has a Master’s degree in Architectural History from the University of Virginia and is a Senior Architectural Historian at a historic preservation architecture firm in San Francisco. Dikas’ love of historic buildings and landscapes pairs with a passion for photography. She has completed digital and large format photography for the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), and enjoys international travel, outdoor adventure, and astrophotography.

Ren Dodge
Based in Oakland, California, Dodge has been taking photos professionally for more than a decade. A love of art led him to attend San Francisco State University where he earned a B.A. in Fine Art Photography. He began his professional career by working as an assistant on commercial and architectural shoots. An appreciation for design and fascination with the interplay between natural and built environments are themes in his photography.

Roger Foley
Foley has been photographing landscape architecture and garden design for more than 40 years. His work has been featured in hundreds of books, magazines, and websites. He is the sole photographer of eight garden books, two of which won ‘Award of the Year’ from the Garden Writers Association. His most recent book, On Walnut Hill: The Evolution of a Garden, was published in October, 2015.

Tom Fox
Fox is a principal and former Director of Media Services for SWA Group, where he managed the imaging group. In his landscape photography, he seeks to represent the intent of the designer through his camera lens. His photography has been honored with several notable awards including the Merit of Excellence from the Brooks Institute of Photography and the American Society of Landscape Architects’ Excellence in Landscape Architectural Photography Award.

Millicent Harvey
Harvey has worked as a commercial and fine art photographer for more than three decades. Her clients include landscape architects, architects, and local and national publications, where she employs an eye for composition and technical proficiency to deliver compelling images. She draws inspiration from the desert landscape of the American Southwest, and currently resides in Palm Springs, California.

Saxon Holt ASMP, ASPP
Holt worked as a commercial photographer until he discovered a market for garden photography. His current work focuses on the relationship between gardens and the land, seeking a sustainable aesthetic that enhances both gardener and the earth. His recent books, The American Meadow Garden with John Greenlee, and Hardy Succulents with Gwen Kelaidis, allowed him to explore gardens that have an authentic connection to place. He licenses his photography at PhotoBotanic.com.

James Iska
Iska studied photography at the Institute of Design in Chicago where he received a B.S. Survival and re-birth have been themes in his work ever since his first documentary project on the decline of the steel industry in the 1980s. Iska is also interested in the history and design of Chicago’s parks, and the ways they have served their communities over the years. He explores the urban experience with a camera, and through his blog “In and About the City.”

Aaron Leitz
Leitz is a Seattle, Washington-based photographer specializing in architecture and interiors. His clients include a growing number of the West Coast’s leading design firms, and his work has been featured in a wide range of publications including Interiors Magazine, Luxe Interiors and Design, The Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times.

David Lepage
Lepage joined Nelson Byrd Woltz in 2012, where he is a graphic designer and contributed to the initial concept and subsequent production coordination for the firm’s award winning monograph Garden, Park, Community, Farm. Lepage explores the aesthetic and communicative aspects of systems and compositions to create visual solutions and workflows across media, engaging and connecting people to narratives and information.

David Lloyd
Lloyd is a commercial and editorial location photographer specializing in landscape architecture & design, industrial, aerial, and environmental portraits. He is currently Director of Photography and Creative Media at SWA Group, where he oversees creative, conceptual, and execution of photography and multimedia work. He is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Jim Lockhart
Lockhart has been photographing the architecture and gardens of Georgia for more than 37 years. As photographer for the State of Georgia, Historic Preservation Division, he documented more than 1,600 nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. His photography has been featured in numerous publications that chronicle the lives and work of prominent architects. He has won numerous awards for his contributions to the architectural profession and to historic preservation.

Gordon Osmundson RLA
Osmundson is a landscape architect and fine art photographer based in Oakland, California. As a photographer, he produces both black & white large format images and color digital images. His work includes architecture, landscapes, railroads, and other industrial subjects, exhibiting a strong element of time and history. He is experienced at applying the HALS, HABS, and HAER standards to imagery, and has negatives on file with the Library of Congress.

Jill Paider ASMP
Paider has specialized in architectural photography for fifteen years, working in more than 100 countries for advertising agencies, design firms, magazines, and a variety of corporate and private clients. In 2014, she was the first architectural photographer to be awarded the Fulbright Specialist grant on behalf of the United States. Paider has five published photography books on architecture and design, and is a member of the Royal Photographic Society, American Photographic Artists, and on the board of the American Society of Media Photographers. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

Tami Porath
Israeli-born, Porath studied in Bezalel Art School in Jerusalem. She has always felt drawn to photography as a means of representation. Fifteen years ago she learned how to bind books and how to make handmade photo albums, which led her to develop a unique bindery business supplying customized photo albums for private clients. Porath has recently expanded her business to include a publishing house for book-art.

Susan Teare AIAP
Teare photographs residential and commercial architecture and landscape design. Her work is featured in publications including the widely praised Salvage Secrets, and the follow-up Salvage Secrets Design & Décor. She is a contributor to Getty Images and the DIY Network. A Graduate of Bowdoin College with a B.A. in Art History, Teare studied under Norman McGrath at Main Media Workshops in Chicago. Her professional background includes extensive marketing and sales experience with both nonprofit and corporate clients.

James Via
Via was born in Rochester, New York, and received his B.A. and M.F.A. degrees from Bradley University and Illinois State University, respectively. He pursued postgraduate work at Visual Studies Workshop, and then returned to upstate New York. In 1993, he decided to devote his energies to the commercial studio he had established ten years earlier. Although he continues to do work for select clients, he has recently committed himself to printing and cataloging three decades of his own photographs.

Alan Ward FASLA
Ward, a principal at Sasaki in Boston, Massachusetts, is a planner, designer, author, and photographer. His photographs have appeared in more than 200 books and magazines and have been in numerous exhibitions, including the award-winning exhibition Built Landscapes: Gardens of the Northeast. His most recent exhibition Luminous Landscapes, debuted at the National Building Museum in 2016. Ward’s recent landscape design work includes the rehabilitation of the landscape at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.