Tag Archives: San Francisco
This series is comprised of eight photographs, each of which is a reflection from a glass surface. I was originally inspired to begin shooting reflections in 2003 when I found Ojo Blanco on fotolog.net and on flickr. You can really get a strikingly surreal image from reflective surfaces, but especially from glass. Glass offers a relatively clean merge between what is in front and what is behind the glass. No photoshop was employed with these images, except some basic contrast adjustments. Enjoy! And thank you for clicking.
I would really like to see more wind turbines in San Francisco. I think this house in the Mission District is a stunning example of what is possible.
Below are a few portraits out in the sunlight. This particular series is meant to showcase the light that I found in friends and the magic of the outdoors as a conduit for photography and storytelling. Thanks for clicking!
Leelah was a friend of mine back in Tallahassee who shared my taste for trouble. Living in a place such as Tallahassee is difficult in that you are forced to adopt a way of life that seems so un-dynamic. Those on the fringe had to create their own ways of keeping entertained, and sometimes this resulted in swimming upstream in the antiquated Southern channels. At the same time, when at peace, visits to Florida’s finest offerings such as the Wakulla River were part of the magic of our adventures, while they lasted.
Mina was a very lovely girl who had an augmented sense of feelings. She was a talented sketch artist and a dancer. She struggled with the waking life and in her day to day dreamed of being somewhere else. She did not know how to receive as she was only concerned with giving to others. We lost Mina last Winter as she decided to exit this world via the Golden Gate Bridge.
Travis is a very cool dude that I went to college with at UCF in Orlando, FL. He is a very talented musician and overall friend of the arts. Travis is also a friend to gender bending and questions gender roles and other age old constructs. He is a true thinker.
Jozie T is the best friend of Jozie O, who is the lovely Swedish girl that I had the privilege to get to know whilst she was studying photography in San Francisco. Jozie O moved back to Sweden, but Jozie T remains, as she married a Rochester man who decided to go west.
Cameras are great for capturing duckfaces at our favorite bars. We know this. Less known is the awesome power of light itself as a subject, and that is the focus of this weird little video that I threw together relatively quickly tonight after work. Enjoy! Oh, and thank you for clicking.
MUNI is prime real estate for ad space. It’s a high-visibility space, yes, but it’s also a dynamic medium in motion. There’s something very intriguing to me about seeing a huge ad along with a bunch of bobbing heads in accompaniment. There is a story here. Transit is more than just a vessel for connecting one’s starting point with a destination. It’s an entire medium for communication to the masses. Like it or not, this system is fully integrated with city life. We can only pray that the images we’re forced to look at inspire creative thinking, invoke the imagination, and reach out to our better senses in some way. Interestingly enough, many of them do just that.
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.
A friend recommended the Plastic Bullet application to use for taking pictures on the iphone. The program has been in use since the first install. I’m not sure if a phone device should take the place of a DSLR, but the compact size of a phone device is handy when you want to be keep it on the down low.