Through most of the pandemic lockdown, I was religious about my morning walks. It was the only time of the day I felt comfortable going out for a walk without a mask. Lately, that habit of going out before the sunrise had fallen off the wayside. I started to walk (and bike) during the day … Continue reading Shapes of San Francisco
We photographers are an odd bunch. When the weather is bad, we decide to leave our dwellings and go out in search of photos. Last week, after hiding in my cave for over a week, a rainy day allowed me to put the underused Leica M10 Monochrome to work. It was a chance for me … Continue reading A rainy day (photo) walk
It has been gray, rainy, and foggy in San Francisco — just the kind of weather when I go out and take photos. Yesterday, in particular, was really foggy. The visibility was really low. The whole city had a very monochromatic feel, and it was hard to get any real visual contrast. I don’t think … Continue reading A foggy start to the new year
“One of the basic human requirements is the need to dwell, and one of the central human acts is the act of inhabiting, of connecting ourselves, however temporarily, with a place on the planet which belongs to us and to which we belong.” Charles Moore, School of Architecture, UCLA Having been in San Francisco for … Continue reading On (not) leaving San Francisco
I found this sign when walking around the Portrero Hill neighborhood in San Francisco. Making some tiny edits, I turned this into a sign that reflects the “passive-aggressive” nature of the city I call home now.
November 20, 2020, San Francisco