San Francisco

Clarion Alley & Harrington's Furniture

One of my favorite places to shoot in San Francisco is Harrigton's Furniture. If you walk into the store, head to the back. Soon, you should see a little room on the right. Turn in there, and immediately on the right you will see stairs leading up to the second floor.

Once you get upstairs, you are greeted with a huge empty floor with a rustic feel. Light pours through the many windows lined along the walls, and if you catch golden hour, fills the room with a golden color.

Sometimes, there are antiques and props that you can use to shoot, such as a vintage camera and ladders. However, other times I’ve gone, the entire floor was empty. Even without vintage props, the entire empty warehouse feel makes it really easy to take pictures anywhere.

Just outside Harrington’s furniture, there is a small alley lined with graffiti art and murals. The art changes constantly, and is always fresh on political news or beautiful art. There is also often a musician or band playing on the sides, which is lovely to hear.