It’s not about creating pretty pictures. It’s about executing concepts that reinforces a company’s brand and image while driving the marketing vision.

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As a preservationist I want to preserve all that is good from the past. As a designer I want the vibrancy and excitement of the new. Having both is what I find creatively challenging.

Dennis Hill studied photography at Los Angeles City College, making the Dean’s List, and continued his studies at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. As an alum, Dennis was Vice-President of the Alumni Board of Directors and a committee chair of the Alumni Council. Currently he is a member of several professional organizations including AIA Pasadena Foothill and the California Preservation Foundation.

Dennis’ architectural photography has encompassed many architecturally significant homes, as well as new construction and commercial development throughout California. In recent years, the primary focus of his work has been creating visual narrative images to implement branding and marketing strategies. He also works with a number of regional and local businesses for which he produces web sites, print and other marketing materials.

Dennis has photographed a number of HABS/HAER/HALS projects, including the Santa Monica Incline Bridge, Claremont Heights Lemon Packing House, the Hollywood Reservoir Pumping Station, Oaklawn Bridge, Odella Ranch, Vladeck Center and Ambassador College. A major undertaking was the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge project. Over 300 4×5” black and white photographs were taken from helicopters, boats, and various locations throughout the City, as well as from the bridge itself, taking two years to complete. Dennis and Frank Deras collaborated as co-photographers on this project. This project was recognized by the California Preservation Foundation’s Design Awards for HAER documentation.

I am a storyteller creating a visual narrative. I do this with light, shadow, color and composition. I create a sense of space and volume using only two dimensions.

Virginia Robinson Gardens
Scholle Ranch Springville CamarilloDennis Hill 2022


Frank Lloyd Wright Freeman House
Affordable HousingDennis Hill

HABS Mitigation

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It has been said that, at it’s best, preservation engages the past in a conversation with the present over a a mutual concern for the future.
-William Murtagh, first keeper of the National Register of Historic Places