Last Sunday afternoon I found myself in Dolores Park. I think that it falls in to the category of one of my favorite parks in the Bay Area. Always lots of happy picnicking people and general shenanigans to be had.
Such a lovely Hat
A Summer Moment
The Dance Off
Find Waldo Moment
Hermes in the Park
The Robot DJ!
A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte Moment
Perfect Reading Spot
I had a business meeting in Petaluma the other day. I used this opportunity to hang out at my favorite spot, Aquas Cafe. They have Gluten free bread, and make sandwiches such as Turkey Fig, pair that with a spicy iced chai and life is is good. After a bit of business I checked out a few of the locals. There are always people sitting around outside under hug red umbrellas, taking in the world ad it wanders by. Such a pleasure to just hang out for a bit, and enjoy the sunshine.
Everything is in the Details
Shades of Glory
I work as a Professional Art Model in the Bay Area. One of the benefits I enjoy most about my job, would have to be traveling. Many times I find myself passing from North Bay, to East Bay, and ending my day in San Francisco. I meet a wide verity of Artists, and talk to many people who cross my path.
While driving away from a job in Sebastopol the other day I caught the vivid intensity of purple out of the corner of my eye. I stopped to talk and photograph. So glad I did…
We are all made of Stars
Do what you do Beautifully
Today I am leaving for Seattle for a bit of relative appreciation and hopefully some R&R.
Yesterday I woke up to find it was a glorious day in the bay. So naturally I went to my two favorite places, Muir Beach and then into the City for tea at Samovar in the Yerba Buena Gardens.
Everyone was out and about enjoying the sunshine and I found myself relaxing into a familiar beat.
After that my bro and I headed off to Sushi at a place called Naked Fish, on Chestnut Street in the Marina Area.
I highly recommend going there if you are in the city looking for a bit of polish and an amazingly delicious meal.
I have to comment on the frustration that I felt while driving through the city. There were several amazing shots, perfectly composed individuals, painting worthy…and there was no way for me to jump out and seize the moment. This is partly nerve racking because my entire purpose and mission statement is to try to photograph people in their natural environ…unaware of a camera in the room.
The other challenge I face is how a person will feel about my bursting in on their personal space? Will they welcome it? Or will they not be in the mood? But the thrill of capturing a moment that is relevant to the world: Priceless.
There are so many escaped perfections, unclaimed jewels when I’m tootling around San Fran, that I always return home a bit overwhelmed. But in many ways having that level of opportunity and excitement also leaves me feeling a certain amount of satisfaction.
So there lies the paradox of my shooting for this blog. But when it comes to it, I love the challenge of it…always nice to feel the blood race a bit at the unexpected.
Appreciating from New Jersey
A Funky Beach Beast
The Home Front
Tea Induced Zen Bubble
Detailed Body Art
Expanded Body Art
After the girls and I shopped and wandered Camden we headed over to Hyde Park for a bit more strolling and fresh air. We were very lucky when we arrived, the weather cleared and sunshine was abound. The rose garden was heavenly and a bit of time lounging on the grass was positively rejuvenating after all the walking. While chilling I noticed several people taking pictures of themselves jumping in the air….so I took a photograph as well.