Creative: Andrew Molitor, San Francisco

I’ve featured Andrew here before, but he keeps adding to the self-pub mix so I keep featuring him. San Francisco is his latest, or at least the latest to land on my door. There are many things I appreciate about … Read More

Creative: San Francisco Art Book Fair

This makes three. San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York. Art book fairs I’ve attended. If you haven’t been you should go. Although I’m not entirely a fan of the format, just based on being overwhelmed, these shows are well worth … Read More

Creative: Killing Time in San Francisco

Not really. I dream about killing time, but rarely get the time to do it. I was in San Francisco for work, completed a short portrait session then booked over to The Mission to see some old friends. Creative friends. … Read More

Creative: Travel Journal

The driver was high. Very high. The back door of the cab wouldn’t open, and when I asked about sitting in the front the driver said the passenger seat was covered in coffee ice cream. It was 5:30AM. The airport … Read More

Dispatches: Vince Koloski

Vince Koloski is a visual artist who creates installation pieces, such as his well-known Illuminated Books, that involve the use of neon lights and other light sources. Vince is also one of the coolest guys around. Just ran into him … Read More

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