About & Services

Bridge & city by John Arbuckle

John Arbuckle has an extensive fine arts background which he brings to his photography. He is inspired by luminous light and shadow, the sensuous nature of objects and their relationships to each other. He captures the moment of wonder in his subjects, revealing a story for the viewer. Whether entering a spacious, decorated home in San Francisco’s Sea Cliff neighborhood or stepping into a luscious garden patio, John introduces a world of possibilities, beauty and imagination.

After preliminary studies at the New York School of Visual Arts, John enrolled  at Pratt Institute, New York, where he received his  B.F.A. with a major in painting and a minor in photography and printmaking. Exhibiting throughout the United States over the past 40 years, John Arbuckle has works in many private and public collections, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Kaiser Permanente and Lloyds of London. He now turns his eye to photography.

His keen eye and versatile knowledge of Photoshop combined with a masterful understanding of composition, light, color and design bring his photography of interior & exterior architecture to new levels.

Background & Philosophy

Shortly after graduating John Arbuckle moved to San Francisco, California. and the city has become his home.

In recent years, his client list has included TRI Coldwell Banker, Hill and Company, Decker Bullock Sotheby’s International Realty, Brown and Company, Prudential California Realty, Better Homes & Gardens Realty-Mason McDuffie, Keller Williams S.F. & Zephyr Real Estate.

John’s philosophy is to provide professionally inspired photography in a timely manner for his client’s property listings.


Each photo shoot includes unlimited high resolution photos for print as well as resized photos for the MLS & the internet, at a very competitive price. He also provides out of town and night time photo shoots.

He is committed to delivering quality photos to assist you in getting the best exposure for client’s property.


“Your photographs are really beautiful … Thank you for all your efforts and sharing your talent!”… Shelly Sutherland, Paragon Real Estate Group

“Your photos are so beautiful.  I have submitted your name and contact info to be placed on the Paragon Intranet as a highly recommended Photographer resource that other agents should contact.  I have also written a recommendation about you to the other 130+ agents at Paragon. “… John Solaegui, Paragon Real Estate Group

“…as always your pictures are awesome.” …Monique Haritchabalet, Better Homes & Gardens Realty – Mason McDuffie

“Everything looks great just like I knew it would – you do such great work!” …Kenneth Gardner, Pacific Heights Realty

“Thanks John   You are the best!” Kim Barnes, McGuire Realty

“My colleague said they look great!  And he doesn’t toss around compliments! Robert Merryman, McGuire Realty

“Truly spectacular!!” …Stewart Ingram,  Better Homes & Gardens Realty – Mason McDuffie

“Awesome!!!  Thank you. ” Denise Paulson,  Alain Pinel Realty

“You’re the best!” … Roger Landry, Better Homes & Gardens Realty – Mason McDuffie

“Beautiful! Fantastic job! Thanks!” …Kimberly Sterling, Better Homes & Gardens Realty – Mason McDuffie

For more information email or call:

John Arbuckle – johnarbuckle2@me.com or 415.819.3202