Studio Nocturne — 2016 Open Studio


The photographers of Studio Nocturne specialize in night photography… and a few other subjects. Studio Nocturne is exhibiting at the Artspan 2016 Open Studios this fall — we’ll be in a new location this year, our fourteenth exhibiting at this annual San Francisco event. See you there!

Opening Preview and Artist Reception
Friday, October 21
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Studio Nocturne Exhibit and Sale
Saturday, October 22 &  Sunday, October 23
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Big Daddy’s Antiques
1550 17th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
between Arkansas St. and Wisconsin St
Potrero Hill
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Jeff Eby


“Night photography encompasses almost as many approaches as the number of photographers who pursue it. Interest was first sparked by an article I read about light painting while I was still in high school. Having been raised by two generations of painters and already focused on photography as my medium of choice, it seemed like an obvious direction to examine. My early work shot in windowless interiors led to methods and techniques crafted out of my years as a lighting designer. Moving to exteriors and a sunless sky, I look for subjects that have little to no illumination and bring the light to the scene. Recently I moved toward including digital capture in my serious work allowing me to backpack into a location to do my night’s work in solitude.”

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Daniel Leu

Daniel Leu

“Grown up in Switzerland, I have called beautiful San Francisco home since the late nineties. This is where I discovered my passion for photography. I enjoy pointing my camera up and down, and left and right to find new scenes or a new angle that reveals a well-known subject like the Golden Gate Bridge from a different point of view. As can been seen in my portfolio, I love the outdoors and take advantage of the close proximity to the great parks we have here in northern California, from the rugged Pacific coast to the granite domes of the Sierra Nevada. In my personal projects, I currently focus on exploring the effect of long-time exposure on clouds, bodies of water or stars. The captured image unmasks a scene very different to what the human eye can see.”

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Eugene Loch


“I have been obsessed with photography since I was 12.  My challenge back then was, as it still is now, to present a perspective of our world that is just different enough for the viewer to take notice.  In our everyday lives we often gain insight into a problem that had been confounding us simply by taking a different approach, or if we are lucky enough, see the answer through another person’s eyes.  In reality that answer had been there all along, waiting for us to discover.  Similarly, a scene that is considered mundane may become interesting under different conditions.  Those conditions could be anything – time of day, angle of view, the mindset of the viewer, the mood of the photographer.”

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G Dan Mitchell

Man in White, Mosco Street“I have photographed since childhood when my father introduced me to cameras and the darkroom, and I became fascinated  by the work of the west coast landscape photographers such as Weston and Adams. Although my academic and professional life turned towards music, I continued to make photographs, primarily focusing on the natural landscape, but also exploring a wide range of other subjects. More than a decade ago I began to photograph in the night and near-night hours, entranced by the quiet and meditative nature of the work and the ability to create photographs of things that cannot be seen with my own eyes – faint light in near darkness, transient subjects that move during long exposures, and the magical nocturnal transformation of ordinary things into things of mystery and beauty.”

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Greta & Manu Schnetzler


“We have had a longstanding interest in night photography as reflected in the variety of subject matter and places depicted in our work. We see our night work as a good example of the continuing desire to explore our environment, to see common sights in a different way and to capture images that reveal the mystery of the everyday. We are struck by the transformative power of night lighting (whether moonlight or artificial) to create beauty and feeling in abandoned urban settings. We have an attraction to what has been left behind to be destroyed, to decay, or just to wait to be reanimated by human presence. Although our work is not documentary, we see our urban landscape transforming so quickly that we often feel a sense of urgency to photograph the scenes that we are drawn to before they fall to the steady march of progress. We work collaboratively on our photography and show our work together online.”

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Dan Shehan

The Bay Bridge, San Francisco

Dan’s interest in photography dates 1968 when his father gave him the Argus C3 range finder camera that he had used as a journalist during the Korean Conflict. Photography became a gratifying hobby while capturing Boy Scout backpacking trips, and his photography evolved as nature’s grandeur became an inspiration — whether found a beach, in the desert, high in the mountains, or on a city street. Based in San Francisco, Dan photographs as he walks the streets, hills, and coastlines of this wonderful area. His primary areas of interest include architecture, landscapes, and urban exploration. His artistic ambition is: “Shoot how it feels, not what you see.”