Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Thanks to a notice on SFist from fellow photographer Troy Holden, I was able to attend the 50th birthday celebration of San Francisco's own Frank Chu last night at the Palace Hotel. Frank is a legend in his own time, a modern-day Emperor Norton of a sort. About 25 people showed up to help him celebrate. He drank Budweiser on the rocks, ate a hamburger, and had a small cheesecake with a candle in it delivered to him by the wait staff. We all sang Happy Birthday to him and wished him well in his galactic travels.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I'm trying to shoot film again -- it's a bit difficult to get back into that mindset, as I've been spoiled by the convenience and immediacy of digital -- and this is one of my recent attempts. Shot outside Ike's Place on 16th and Sanchez, where you can get some of the best sandwiches in the city.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Last Sunday I went to Golden Gate Park to watch a couple of old-time base ball teams dressed in 1880s-era uniforms play a game using 1880s-era rules (seven balls for a walk, fouls are not counted as strikes, a hit batsman does not get a base, etc.). It was a blast... and while I was there, I got this shot of Sutro Tower being gently enveloped in some of the famous high-flying San Francisco fog.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Michele Michele, founder of the Brides of March
One of the many, many reasons I love living in San Francisco is the plethora of thinkers outside the box, the eccentrics, weirdos, crazies and non-conformists who make up so much of the social fabric of this city. The SF Mime Troupe, Laughing Squid, the Cacophony Society, the Burning Man artists... all of these and more make this place a wild, wondrous, creative and imaginative place to live.
For instance, events like the one that took place last Saturday -- it's called the Brides of March, and it's somewhat similar to the ridiculous (and ridiculously fun) Santarchy/Santacon, in that it consists mainly of people dressing up, gathering together, drinking copious amounts of alcohol and roaming through the city spreading good cheer and confusion. Now in its 12th year, the Brides of March took place last weekend, with a few hundred participants in wedding dresses of all description meeting at the Tunnel Top bar in the early afternoon and proceeding from there to destinations such as Neiman-Marcus, Tiffany's, Union Square, the Gold Dust Lounge and Lefty O'Doul's. It's even spread out to other cities around the country, but it definitely originated here. I had heard about it in years past, and Mrs. Generik, working as she does very near Union Square, had observed some of the bridal marches before, but this was my first time seeing it first hand and being able to document a bit of the hilarity that inevitably ensued.
I think next year I might just join the fun as a participant, rather than just an observer. Because, as Susan Sarandon said in Bull Durham, "We all deserve to wear white, honey."
More shots below the fold. To see the entire set I posted (warning: there are quite a few pictures!) go here. For the official Flickr site, with contributions from photographers all over, go here.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Went out last Friday night with the Flickr group Friday Night Drinking & Shooting Club, and we, as you may have already guessed, did a lot of drinking and shooting. Here's a shot of the bar at Doc's Clock.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
This is a house on 15th Ave near Geary (for those of you who know the city) that I've passed and been tempted to shoot scores of times, and never did...but the fading sunlight and tree shadows finally tipped the scales.
This young woman saw me shooting, and came out to pose for a picture.
Here are Shadow Shot Sunday rules, and some results. Try it yourself!