Photovino - Architectural Photography for Wine Country

Photovino - Architectural Photography for Wine Country Architectural photography for wineries, realtors, designers, architects, and hospitality professionals.

About Me My name is Daniel Wilson, and I have been an artist all my life, and a creative and marketing professional for 20+ years. I got my first “real” camera (a Pentax 35mm film camera) in 1993, and have been making and working with images ever since. Before launching Photovino, I was the graphic designer for one of Napa Valley’s leading luxury wine brands for several years, where I learned firsthand the types of photography wineries need most. Artist Statement Much of my personal work is inspired by the perpetual cycle of the vines. Living on a vineyard in rhythm with the land, I constantly marvel at the flow of the seasons – at the earth mother’s pageantry of life, death, and rebirth. The vines start each year in dormancy, their wooden trunks creating dark, sculptural forms while cover crops like mustard and oats thrive beneath in vibrant yellows and greens. As the buds break out of their winter shells and start to emerge, they paint the tops of the vineyards with a peculiar bright green color, the color of vigor and life. As the shoots grow, they reach untamed toward the sun, their tendrils grabbing for purchase as they climb whatever they can touch. The darker greens of the shiny older leaves at the base slowly graduate to the fresh greens and light-catching velvet of new growth at the tips. The glancing light of the rising and setting sun shines through the leaves, setting them aglow for but a few magical minutes each morning and evening. As the tiny flowers mature into fruit, the men and women of the fields remove the lower leaves and tuck shoots away under cordon wires, exposing tight clusters of hard green berries. As the fruit sets and starts to ripen, the vineyards develop another color: the bright green or blackish purple of ripening grapes. Then, almost as quickly as they ripen, the grapes are harvested in the dark cool hours, and the vines turn their energies toward storing up fuel for the coming winter and their renewed growth in the coming spring. The leaves slowly turn yellow and their grips loosen. And a windy storm is all it takes to strip a Fall vineyard of its leaves, leaving behind the spindly skeletons of once-stalwart fruit bearers. If there’s rain, then the hills become green with new grasses while the rows of red and brown vines darken, lignify, and sleep. At the cusp between Winter and Spring, the men and women of the fields return once again, and the vines are pruned of last year’s growth, save for the few dormant buds needed to renew the cycle in the coming year. The vines return to their black, wooden, sculptural forms. Mustard, oats, native grasses, and flowers spring up to fill the spaces between the rows, raising the frost floor and returning nutrients to the earth. And so another cycle begins. Nature’s tapestry, its warp and weft guided by the men and women of the fields, will be woven anew as it has for thousands of years. Illustrating this cycle and celebrating its beauty are my muses. Telling this story may take a lifetime. But the fruit of the vine has its own magic and its own story to be told. May I be blessed with a long life so I can tell that one, too.

Photovino - Architectural Photography for Wine Country's cover photo
02/05/2019

Photovino - Architectural Photography for Wine Country's cover photo

Some of my favorite work from 2018!
02/05/2019

Some of my favorite work from 2018!

This place was an amazing time capsule to shoot. Built in 1970, this was the bleeding edge of modern architecture nearly...
10/23/2018

This place was an amazing time capsule to shoot. Built in 1970, this was the bleeding edge of modern architecture nearly fifty years ago.

I try to plan shoots around the best time of day for the optimal lighting, because I love taking shots like these.
10/08/2018

I try to plan shoots around the best time of day for the optimal lighting, because I love taking shots like these.

My interiors make use of the ambient lighting in the room, softening shadows, while showing exteriors through the window...
10/08/2018

My interiors make use of the ambient lighting in the room, softening shadows, while showing exteriors through the windows that match the exterior shots. I try to capture perspectives that make pleasing compositions while showcasing the best features of the room.

I have a bipolar relationship with twilight shoots. There's something magical about being there and capturing the light ...
10/08/2018

I have a bipolar relationship with twilight shoots. There's something magical about being there and capturing the light just right... and of all my shots, these are the ones that let me be the most creative, but late nights shooting sure do wreak havic on one's schedule!

I loved this shot - and couldn't be more pleased that they put it on the cover!
08/31/2018

I loved this shot - and couldn't be more pleased that they put it on the cover!

Photovino - Architectural Photography for Wine Country's cover photo
07/25/2018

Photovino - Architectural Photography for Wine Country's cover photo

Photovino - Architectural Photography for Wine Country's cover photo
07/25/2018

Photovino - Architectural Photography for Wine Country's cover photo

My interiors make use of the ambient lighting in the room, softening shadows, while showing exteriors through the window...
07/25/2018

My interiors make use of the ambient lighting in the room, softening shadows, while showing exteriors through the windows that match the exterior shots. I try to capture perspectives that make pleasing compositions while showcasing the best features of the room.

I have a bipolar relationship with twilight shoots. There's something magical about being there and capturing the light ...
07/23/2018

I have a bipolar relationship with twilight shoots. There's something magical about being there and capturing the light just right... and of all my shots, these are the ones that let me be the most creative, but late nights shooting sure do wreak havic on one's schedule!

Covers
07/01/2018

Covers

I have a bipolar relationship with twilight shoots. There's something magical about being there and capturing the light ...
06/29/2018

I have a bipolar relationship with twilight shoots. There's something magical about being there and capturing the light just right... and of all my shots, these are the ones that let me be the most creative, but late nights shooting sure do wreak havic on one's schedule!

You need a cover shot, you say?
06/09/2018

You need a cover shot, you say?

I have a bipolar relationship with twilight shoots. There's something magical about being there and capturing the light ...
05/31/2018

I have a bipolar relationship with twilight shoots. There's something magical about being there and capturing the light just right... and of all my shots, these are the ones that let me be the most creative, but late nights shooting sure do wreak havic on one's schedule!

A preview from my most recent project
05/30/2018

A preview from my most recent project

Photovino
05/27/2018

Photovino

Photovino - Architectural Photography for Wine Country's cover photo
04/13/2018

Photovino - Architectural Photography for Wine Country's cover photo

See the Aerial Photography album for more examples.
04/12/2018

See the Aerial Photography album for more examples.

Sometimes the details can tell the story better than words.
04/12/2018

Sometimes the details can tell the story better than words.

I try to plan shoots around the best time of day for the optimal lighting, because I love taking shots like these.
04/12/2018

I try to plan shoots around the best time of day for the optimal lighting, because I love taking shots like these.

My interiors make use of the ambient lighting in the room, softening shadows, while showing exteriors through the window...
04/12/2018

My interiors make use of the ambient lighting in the room, softening shadows, while showing exteriors through the windows that match the exterior shots. I try to capture perspectives that make pleasing compositions while showcasing the best features of the room.

04/12/2018
Good Morning, Napa Valley! #OurNapa #Calistoga #NapaValley #AerialPhotography #DJIMavicPro #WineCountry #Vineyards
07/08/2017

Good Morning, Napa Valley! #OurNapa #Calistoga #NapaValley #AerialPhotography #DJIMavicPro #WineCountry #Vineyards

06/15/2017

Sometimes there are places where the pictures almost take themselves!

Photovino - Architectural Photography for Wine Country's cover photo
05/25/2017

Photovino - Architectural Photography for Wine Country's cover photo

Aerial and Twilight shots
05/25/2017

Aerial and Twilight shots

Black Rock Inn, St. Helena
04/21/2017

Black Rock Inn, St. Helena

Amazing vineyard property on Fourth Avenue in Napa.
04/16/2017

Amazing vineyard property on Fourth Avenue in Napa.

Budbreak in full swing #ournapa #loscarneros #napavalley #vineyards #budbreak
03/31/2017

Budbreak in full swing #ournapa #loscarneros #napavalley #vineyards #budbreak

FAA licensed and ready to capture aerial views of our beautiful wine country!
01/29/2017

FAA licensed and ready to capture aerial views of our beautiful wine country!

From last month's holiday shoot for the amazing Fantesca Estate & Winery. I love my job.
12/09/2016

From last month's holiday shoot for the amazing Fantesca Estate & Winery. I love my job.

Cover Photos
11/19/2016

Cover Photos

Photovino - Architectural Photography for Wine Country's cover photo
10/18/2016

Photovino - Architectural Photography for Wine Country's cover photo

Interesting clouds before the recent storm...
10/18/2016

Interesting clouds before the recent storm...

Wine Country Portraits
10/01/2016

Wine Country Portraits

Freshly harvested Cabernet Sauvignon grapes in the morning sunlight
09/27/2016

Freshly harvested Cabernet Sauvignon grapes in the morning sunlight

St. Helena Winery - Harvest 2016
09/24/2016

St. Helena Winery - Harvest 2016

Harvesting Chardonnay under the nearly-full moon in Carneros. #OurNapa  #NapaValley  #Harvest2016
09/15/2016

Harvesting Chardonnay under the nearly-full moon in Carneros. #OurNapa #NapaValley #Harvest2016

Red Pinot Noir vines in Los Carneros, Napa Valley, California USA
09/11/2016

Red Pinot Noir vines in Los Carneros, Napa Valley, California USA

Such colorful displays happening right now...
09/11/2016

Such colorful displays happening right now...

Sneak peek at the 2013 release of the All Great Things proprietary blend. The concept for this wine is centered around a...
08/18/2016

Sneak peek at the 2013 release of the All Great Things proprietary blend. The concept for this wine is centered around a quote by one of my personal heroes, Winston Churchill: "All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope." This year's thematic element and back label art are still a secret... Shot on location at the stunning Fantesca Estate & Winery.

The little chapel at Ceja Vineyards in Los Carneros, Napa Valley.
08/09/2016

The little chapel at Ceja Vineyards in Los Carneros, Napa Valley.

Napa Valley sunrise with balloon rides in the distance. #loscarneros #napavalley #napa #sunrise #vineyards
07/27/2016

Napa Valley sunrise with balloon rides in the distance. #loscarneros #napavalley #napa #sunrise #vineyards

Photovino - Architectural Photography for Wine Country
06/05/2016

Photovino - Architectural Photography for Wine Country

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