for Artist, Designers, Founders and Technologist
FOCUS Innovation Studio is the product of a tireless partnership between the Gasser Family Trust and Innovation Properties Group.
Today, FOCUS thrives in the loved landmark Gasser Photography Building, located in the heart of San Francisco’s SoMa District. The redevelopment of the project was executed with unwavering attention towards maintaining the building’s storied history in innovation and the arts.
Adolph Gasser, the owner and founder of Gasser Photography, was an absolute innovator in every sense of the word. One of the most paramount inventions by Mr. Gasser was the development of a photographic technology that was used in B-29 Bombers in World War II. His technology and equipment was able to capture clear images while in extreme cold elevations and in turn provided the Air Force with accurate mapping intel for strategic air strikes.
Throughout the years, Mr. Gasser maintained his technical passion and innovative spirit, designing The Big Eye sports camera, developed special enlarged photographs for Ansel Adams (one of his best friends) and also invented a state-of-the-art strobe unit used in an unopened Egyptian Pyramid.
Mr. Gasser discovered many technical breakthroughs throughout his career and his spirit of innovation is truly felt by the members of the FOCUS family. It is truly a special place and we hope you stop by for a visit sometime.