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  • Military hospital next to Highway 1 along the Monterey Bay.
    Military hospital next to Highway 1 along the Monterey Bay.
    Long exposure of car lights going around a roundabout with a library in the background.
    Movie theater at dusk with bright lights and a grassy park in front.
    Exterior photo of library at night with bright lights illuminating from the inside.
    Brightly colored movie theater exterior surrounded by parking lot with a bright blue sky.
    Cabins nestled in a forest along a river with kayakers paddling by.
    Time exposure photo of ribbons of car lights along a winding road.
  • Side-by-side photos of the same door open and closed.
    Brand new remodeled home interior.
    Side-by-side photos of the same exterior door open and closed.
    Gateway sign at the entrance to an office park.
    New building and native landscaping with an American flag up the flagpole.
    Wide angle view of The Dunes Housing Development with the VA DoD medical facility in the distant background.
    our-story student housing complex.
    Four-story student housing complex with concrete path winding up to it.
    our-story student housing complex and its parking lot.
  • Four-story student housing complex.
    Apartments line the sidewalk and street looking east.
    Wide angle view of The Dunes Housing Development with the ocean in the background and a hotel under construction.
    Interior photo of library.
    Abstract photo of curved ceiling and rows of wood planks.
    Abstract photo of curved ceiling.
    Brand new remodeled home interior.
    Shattered glass fills the floor of an large aquatic building.
    Side-by-side photos of secret door detail work open and closed.
    Brand new remodeled bathroom sink.
  • The grounds surrounding a winery in the spring with a hug oak tree.
    Interior of the guest cottage at a winery.
    Interior of the guest cottage at a winery.
    Silhouette of a bridge.
    M.C. Escher-like room protruding from wall.
    Metal tunnel with pool of water and light at the end.
    Exterior photo of rustic mountain restaurant with deck and garden.
    Interior of guest room with 2 beds.
    Guest room interior with 2 beds and high vaulted ceiling.
    Entrance to the Kantishna Roadhouse lodge.
    Exterior of log cabin surrounded by trees.
    Exterior of historic building at the Kantishna Roadhouse.
  • Log cabins and conference room exterior.
    Exterior of log cabin surrounded by trees and garden.
    Exterior of the Kantishna Roadhouse lodge.
    Kantishna Roadhouse dining hall interior.
    Interior of Kantishna Roadhouse restaurant, bar and lounge.
    Interior of Kantishna Roadhouse restaurant, bar and lounge.
    Interior of Kantishna Roadhouse restaurant, bar and lounge.
    Interior of Kantishna Roadhouse restaurant, bar and lounge.
    Guest cabin interior with a view out the window and split door.
    Guest cabin interior.
    Church at dusk with lit up stained glass window.
    Glowing white palm trees blurred by wind surrounding a brewery.
  • Light shining through a cracked wooden warehouse door.
    Looking through layers of broken windows with intersecting metal and wood beams.
    Silhouette of an old army watch tower in front of a sunset over the Monterey Peninsula.

Architectural Photography

“It doesn’t matter if it’s a university library or a spider’s web. Both are reflections of the mathematics of the natural world. Both celebrate the symmetry of asymmetry, and the perfection of imperfection.”

Steve Zmak approaches this subject much as he does his landscape and close-up macro photography of the natural world. He seeks out the fractals in the engineering and designs of humans, and exposes the details of the architect’s artistry.