San Francisco Nudes, a native Californian, received his BS in Physics in 1992. He worked for various software companies on everything from screen savers to scientific analysis software. While working in the software industry he pursued various kinds of photography including bird and other nature photography. This led to shooting the nude in nature, and then to shooting the nude in-studio. In 2005 he quit his day job and has focused solely on photography since then, learning to make prints using 19th century methods including the platinum/palladium process and making art nudes both for sale and private portrait shoots, especially maternity photography.