Just Listen: San Francisco, Bay Waves

This place is so much about the surrounding water. This water is foreboding. This water takes what it wants. San Francisco surprised me at first, coming from years in Southern California. San Francisco isn’t LA, isn’t ANYTHING LA. San Francisco … Read More

Just Listen: San Francisco, Singer

These streets are littered with performers. San Francisco is one of those places that breeds creativity but also unpredictability. Music binds us as human beings. Just another case in point.

Just Listen: San Francisco, Metal Gate

Kent and I doing what we do. Wander. Shoot. Record. The city seems endless when you work this way. No story, sometimes drawn by light or moments and other times by echoes, punctuations or announcements. We should be so fortunate … Read More

Just Listen: San Francisco, Blue Angels

Fleet Week. Mixed emotions. Some vent their hate while others stand and marvel. What I take from this is the miracle of the machines and the skill of the pilots. I view from high above the city and my mind … Read More

Just Listen: San Francisco, Jackhammer

A friend calls “Hey, a friend of a friend is having a party at the top of such and such a building.” I leave a seminar early to make it. These perspectives give you the real idea of what cities … Read More

Just Listen: San Francisco, Drain

Water always makes for interesting work, both in stills and audio. There is something about shorelines and harbors that are near and dear to my heart. When traveling I find myself walking endless miles along these intersections of where our … Read More

Just Listen: San Francisco Ventilation

Downtown areas are dead zones of crushed ambient, room-tone nothingness. Our brains teach us to block it out, but when you listen for it you just can’t believe how much noise there really is. Downtown San Francisco is no different.

Just Listen: San Francisco Sidewalk

San Francisco is such an interesting city, but a city you walk with your eyes open. I think you can tell a lot about a city by how many foreign tourists are there. When I ask foreigners about the United … Read More

Just Listen: San Francisco Marine

This image needs a little explanation. What tipped me to something going down was the sound of motorcycles, a lot of motorcycles. Turned out to be a police escort, full lockdown. Intersection blocked, my finger hits record and I begin … Read More

Print: On Approach

“On Approach” is my most successful book. Basically, this book is everything I was told never to do in photography school. The wrong paper, the wrong size, wrong number of images, no front matter, no back matter, etc., and yet … Read More

Found: Larry Hayden finds Japan

Larry Hayden hails from the hills of Kentucky, something I tease him about on a near daily basis. Larry’s is a relatively quiet person, which is reflected in his work. A traditional street hunter who moves through the world looking … Read More

Believe: Paul Gero

California based photographer Paul Gero played a funny part in my becoming a photographer. Roommate. Well, there’s more but let’s begin there. Paul was a staffer at the paper where I received my first internship. Wait, my ONLY internship. I … Read More