Saturday, January 15, 2011

Eeyore Does the Midnight Shift

Sponsors include seven different bran cereals and the fig advisory board.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Word on the Street, Eponymous Edition

Since moving to San Francisco, I've been photographing any etched messages I find on the sidewalk. I've called the series Word on the Street.

This was on Divisadero. I hadn't seen it before Sunday night, though I've walked over it before.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Have Your People Call My People

The thing about Zoo photographs (beyond being completely unnatural, unsporting and often sad ... if you really think about it) is that the backgrounds are often ridiculously artificial. I think, from a technique standpoint it makes sense to approach these kind of shots backwards: background first.

The other tough thing: getting model releases signed.

Above: Saturday at the San Francisco Zoo.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Word on the Street, Self-Referential Edition

I assume someone took the time to stuff the bits of plant into the letters, but maybe instead someone tried to sweep the street and left this behind. I can't say for sure.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Above: Rainboots in the Marc by Marc Jacobs window, Fillmore Avenue, San Francisco, January 5, 2011.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Word on the Street, Double Feature Edition

One of the things I'm not sure photographers fully appreciate yet about micro four thirds format cameras like the Panasonic GH1 and Panasonic GH2 is that you can essentially work with a 100% viewfinder. If you see it, that's exactly how it will appear in the final image. That makes working with edges much easier, really. If you want a crack in the street exactly at the bottom of the frame, just compose it in the viewfinder as you like.

Above: two snaps north of Fillmore Street today.