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The Image Flow serves the San Francisco bay area, featuring exhibition quality archival printing, Photoshop® retouching & image restoration, and instruction in Photoshop® and photography. We offer inspiration, knowledge, expression and growth in photography by providing local access to advanced digital photography resources and education.
Owner & Instructor
Stuart Schwartz opened The Image Flow in 2008 after realizing the need for photography classes and high quality photographic printing north of the Golden Gate. The new space has enabled him to broaden his vision for The Image Flow to include additional class space, more printing equipment, and a rental studio.
After graduating from Art Center in 1979, Stuart spent about 35 years working as an advertising photographer in the U.S. and Europe. Stuart has extensive experience behind every format camera and photographic situation and has worked in the studio, on location and with all sizes of productions.
Stuart runs the show, teaches classes, helps inspire clients and students and is available for consultation.
see his work: www.stuartschwartz.com
Digital Wizard & Instructor
A graduate of UC Santa Cruz’s art program (with a focus in photography), Matt grew up in the digital era of photography and art. His incredible artistry and skill in photo retouching and printing combined with his natural teaching style, makes him a huge asset to The Image Flow. As well as teaching some of The Flow’s classes, Matt is here to assist you with all of your photographic and digital darkroom needs.
see his work: www.mattschriock.com
Taralynn earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Photography from the University of Central Florida before moving here to experience all of the beauty and charm the Bay Area has to offer. She is extremely capable with Photoshop, Lightroom and everything photography related. Taralynn shoots fashion for a variety of clients and is often shooting for herself. She also keeps things moving within The Flow, and is available to help you with Photoshop, Lightroom, and equipment questions.
see her work: www.taralynnlawton.com
After studying photography in high school and college, Barbara concentrated on the marketing aspect of the medium. She worked with commercial photographers in various aspects of the advertising world, from studio manager to photographers’ rep. You can find Barbara at The Flow a few days a week, working on photographic and program outreach.