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Right now I’m physically bound to the San Francisco Bay Area but by using the Levar Burton Reading Rainbow Method my mind can take me anywhere. The fog and its’ thick banks took my mind to London and it was a splendid trip! The lack of security checkpoints and overzealous TSA agents coming and going made the return all the more sweet.
Oakland onwards to Austin, Texas!
The first time I took photos in a long while. Such a nice return. San Francisco is a wealth of material, and I got pulled in block-by-block, subject by subject.
Speaking of subjects, my penchant for the inanimate can only bring me so far; despite my strong feelings for many of these shots, I’ve been considering switching it up and giving myself a new challenge. Going in the complete opposite direction, I would like to try some people as subjects. Lighting, composition, mood, patience, and interaction will be completely different. Looking forward to it!
Enjoy my angles.
San Francisco has a lot of flavor as we all know. There are some definite characters about. This series is dedicated to acknowledging that fact, and also to the idea that there is a lot of beauty in the quirkiness of the people of SF. Just check out these characters…
My favorite part of compiling any mixtape or mixCD was the creation of its jacket art. Trying to capture the tone or theme of any mix was almost a greater joy then giving it away to a person who might one day gaze upon it with regret, disdain or some mixture of kinship and joy long after our paths have branched off as they often do. Even if the mix was for my personal playing pleasure I would set aside the time to labor on its jacket for hours. For the longest time the purely-digital playlist seemed like a lifeless facsimile of its analog and digital cousins due to the lack of this precious superfluity.
Once again having the privilege to enjoy my music collection and its playlists I was inspired to bring this relic into the digital equivalent thus inspiring this inaugural post at ArtOfSF. These Bedeviling Days Are Vibrant Splendors is a set of three, 13 song, digital-mixtapes from 2008. Almost as vividly as a snapshot they have captured the essence of the time. These covers below come as close as they can having upon each one photography from two photo shoots; one from 2007 and another from 2008.
Photograph of bike wheel and fork was of my addition to an Albany Bulb installation consisting of many different similar combination’s mounted on steel jutting from crushed concrete.
Sunset looking towards Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands from Albany Bulb.
View the world up close. Learn about infinite complexity and self-similarity. Consider the Shoreline analogy of fractal geometry.
Not too much going on. The way I like it. There’s something serene in these types of shots. Composition is paramount. Patterns are everywhere.
It’s no secret to my friends that I love colors. This collection highlights some of my favorite color digital photographs that I’ve taken. All of them are straight-up photographs except where otherwise noted in the captions. Opposed to my other series, Color Corrections, these only have minimal levels editing, with no adjustments to hue or saturation.
I don’t take many photos, but here are some of my best from 2010.