Dexter Filming Locations: Zach's Photo Studio

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The location: Zach's Photo Studio

Q. What is it supposed to be on the show?

    A. A private photo studio / office.

Q. Where is it supposed to be on the show?

    A. An establishing shot shows a street in the Wynwood Arts District of Miami.

    The number on his office door is 301.

Q. When did we see it on the show?

    A. In Episode 6, of Season 8, "A Little Reflection".

    Dexter is stalking the rich, young psychopath named Zach Hamilton, and is trying to find evidence that he murdered a housekeeper known as Norma Rivera.

    Zach is an amateur photography buff, who seems drawn to blood. So, Dexter uses a photo op at a bloody crime scene to get Zach to open up and invite him into his studio.

    Dexter goes to his studio and talks to Zach, noting that all of his photos use blood as a theme.

    Dexter returns later, on his own, to look for evidence.

    He finds a hidden flash drive, and when he looks at the photos on it, he sees photos of the murder of Norma Rivera, as well as a reflection of Zach himself standing over the victim (hence the title of this episode - "A Little Reflection").

    Most of these scenes are interiors.  We only see the exterior of the building when Dexter drives up to the garage on the side of the studio, and spots Zach's red Porsche inside.

    This leads Dex to the realization that Zach has bought a cheap used car to use during his next murder, in order to avoid being spotted.

    He also discovers that Zach is stalking a waitress named Sofia Fuentes, who works at his dad's yacht club.

Q. What is it actually in real life?

    A. A low-rise office building.

Q. Where can I find it in real life?

    A.  Most of the scenes at Zach's photo studio were shot on a set inside the studio.

    However, there is one scene where Dexter drives up to Zach's studio, an sees his red Porsche parked in the studio's garage.

    That garage is part of an Art Deco building (known as "the Rich Mar building") which is at 1601 N. Gower Street, in Hollywood.

    But the garage entrance we see is actually around the corner, on the north side of Selma Avenue (around 6100 Selma).

    That's just a block north of Sunset-Gower Studio, where Dexter is filmed.

    The earlier scene of Yates getting a phone call in his parked van was also shot on Selma, near Gower.

    The photo below comes from a real estate listing:
    (The car parked to the left is near the garage entrance seen in the episode)

Here is an aerial photo of the location.  Here is a Google StreetView.
  And here is a map link.

Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?

    A.  In the early seasons, I usually had to hunt down the locations after viewing the episodes, using clues from the various scenes.  By the now, though, I've developed a small group of fans, spies & tipsters who kept an eye out for Dexter filming in their neighborhoods, and let me know in advance when something is about to film there.

    Between those reports, my own personal reconnaissance around town, and a few new resources I discovered, by the time the new first episode airs, I already know most (but not all) of the filming locations, and only need to watch the episodes and match up the scenes with the correct locations.

    This group of helpful fans includes Rick, Ellen, Suzi, Elaine, Mia, Julie, Kerry, Joel, Eric, Jeff, & others. My thanks to all of them.

    This tip came from Rick (and it would have been a hard one to find on my own).  Thanks, Rick!

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