Dean Birinyi is an interior and architecture photographer based in San Francisco, CA. Dean has twenty-six years specialized experience photographing residential and commercial interiors and architecture. In this time Dean has photographed commercial offices, food service, restaurant, industrial, healthcare, civic, libraries, retail, low income, middle class and luxury homes. Dean's approach when photographing interiors is to create spectacular images that share his experience of the design and communicate the mood, character and emotional qualities of the project in its social and psychological context.


I love working on commercial projects because the scale and scope of the projects is so challenging. I love a challenge.


To excel as a photographer it is important that we be more than good photoshop technicians. We must be masters of composition as well as masters, not of lighting but of light.


I tell stories with my photographs. I strive to go beyond showing what a space or structure looks like and share my experience of the design. 

This impacts shot selection, styling, scheduling and composition. My visual story telling has always been one of my greatest strengths.


I work with my client as a part of a creative team, most often I am the team leader because I have the best overall picture of our strategic goals and am in charge of the tactics employed to achieve them. My experience in the US Navy, decades of experience as a team leader and career long commitment to professional development of my leadership skills have proven themselves to be invaluable on photo shoots time and time again.


Looking back on my career I find that the images of which I am most proud are the ones that presented me with the greatest technical challenges. I love a challenge.