Based in Los Angeles, Joe Schmelzer is a photographer specializing in hotels, food, interiors, and celebrity portraits. He documented a modern bungalow in Venice by architecture firm SPACE International. His favorite experience was helping the homeowners feel relaxed behind the camera. “After a little bit of time during the first day, it was great to see how we put the family at ease,” he says. “I was so pleased to earn their trust and be able to include them in the images.”
What’s your favorite place to take in the great outdoors?
“A secluded beach on the North Shore of Oahu. It’s kind of hidden from the road, and you have to be in the ‘know’ to find it…but once you do, you’ll never want to leave.”