Louis Raphael is a San Francisco-based freelance photographer that specializes in Landscape and Portrait photography. As a youngster, Raphael was captivated by the simple magic of taking candid Polaroids of family and friends. This sprouted into a full-fledged passion as he entered his early adulthood and began taking film photography classes at Santa Monica Community College. It was at that time that Raphael gained local attention via public exhibitions, where he projected his work across commercial buildings in Downtown Los Angeles via an old Kodak carousel slide projector.
His passion has recently been rekindled, and today, Raphael offers a focus on landscapes and portraits, working for the likes of the San Francisco Department of Tourism, where he delivers iconic images of the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco skyline and so many other beloved images. Raphael’s work is regularly featured in Getty images | iStock, where his images are currently available for licensing and download.
Aside from photography, Raphael is also a drummer, with a discography available on the Universal Music and Versailles Records imprints. He is currently studying with Jazz legend Pete Magadini.