If you follow SF-based photographer Leslie Williamson on Instagram, you know she’s rarely at home; she’s too busy flying around the world documenting the homes of midcentury artists, architects, and designers. Her first two books, Modern Originals and Handcrafted Modern, are classics that belong on the shelves of any design devotee.
In her third book, Interior Portraits: At Home with Cultural Pioneers and Creative Mavericks, Williamson takes us on a tour of California homes, from Robinson Jeffers’s seaside cabin and cottage and tower in Carmel to architect Charles Moore’s iconic Sea Ranch house.
What especially caught our eye: the home and studio of sculptor Alma Allen in Joshua Tree, filled with his finished and in-progress biomorphic wood and bronze sculptures. (Another favorite: Alice Waters’s Oakland garden; take a tour at Californians at Home: Intimate Portraits by Leslie Williamson on Gardenista.)
Photography courtesy of Leslie Williamson and Rizzoli.See more of Leslie’s work:
- At Home with Photographer Leslie Williamson in SF
- Required Reading: Modern Originals: At Home with Midcentury European Designers by Leslie Williamson
- Blunk House: Inside a Master’s Sculptural Homestead, Hewn by Hand, in Northern California
- Required Reading: Handcrafted Modern by Leslie Williamson