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A New Era

AllCitySF was formed almost exactly a year ago by Stuart Dixon, Bob Horowitz, Brad Evans and myself as a place for us to share photos and stories captured in and around the San Francisco Bay Area, with the occasional documentation of our travels throughout the country and across the pond.

More recently, we invited veteran street shooter Vladimir Panasenko to the “Brotography” team, who has proven to be a perfect fit for our motley crew. As you’ve probably noticed, Vlad’s archives run deep – like back to the mid-to-late ‘60s, and we’re truly honored that he’s willing to share these gems with us and our readers.

However, you’ve also probably noticed a lack of posting by some of us in recent months, namely myself, Brad Evans and Stuart Dixon. There’s no real reason for this, really, other than the three of us have been distracted with other projects and aren’t able to dedicate much TLC to the site.

As a result, Stuart, Brad and myself will hand over our reins to Bob and Vlad and assume the role of “All City Alumni,” meaning we’ll still be part of the brotography movement in spirit, and maybe even chime in on the site every once in a blue moon…who knows. Also with this change, you might see the addition of a new member or two to the team in the coming weeks, amongst other goodness, so stay tuned.

Thanks for all the support over the past year!

Be easy…

(Image from L to R: Stuart, Travis and Brad)

#iSnapSF Field Journal Available Now

#iSnapSF Field Journal is the result of over 1,000 images snapped on the streets of San Francisco over the last four months using iPhone 4 devices and Synthetic Corp’s Hipstamatic Application.

At 44 pages, the journal is comprised of 42 images, ranging from candid street scenes to street portraiture as well as other urban scenes and oddities.

Our goal when putting #iSnapSF together was to show that it’s not about having the best camera, but rather always having a camera with you. In the end, we believe that street photography is about having an eye and being receptive to your surroundings.

Hipstamatic was chosen over the iPhone’s native camera for several reasons: 1) it’s retro and moody aesthetic; 2) the challenge of not being able to crop the square images as a border and vignetting are automatically applied to each frame; and 3) the app’s unpredictability…just when you think you have it figured out, it throws you a curve ball.

Priced at $14, all #iSnapSF Field Journal proceeds in excess of printing costs are being donated to Larkin Street Youth Services, a San Francisco-based non-profit organization that provides various support services for at-risk youth ages 12-24.

Please join us for the official #iSnapSF launch party and exhibition at the “Haus of Hipstamatic” on Thursday, February 23, 7:00-9:00p.m., 74 Langton Street, San Francisco, CA. 94103. For info: www.hipstamatic.com.

To order or preview #iSnapSF, visit www.isnapsf.com.

Be easy…

Travis Jensen and Brad Evans

Shake Down

Shake Down

Golden Gate and Leavenworth (a.k.a. “The Pitt”), San Francisco, USA

The Silent Screen

San Francisco, USA

Never a dull moment on the home front

Big City Bruce

San Francisco, USA

Fellow Bay Area Photographers, We Need Your Help!

There is a fundraiser this Sunday (12/18) at the San Francisco Motorcycle Club to help All City friend and fellow photographer Julie Michelle and her partner Lee.

As some of you know, Lee recently suffered a massive stroke mid-November, leaving a lot of uncertainty in the couple’s lives. As you can imagine, the medical expenses are through the roof, even with insurance. Julie and Lee are currently in the midst of trying to relocate to a new home that will better fit Lee’s needs.

In addition to trying to run Lee’s companies, Julie is currently staying with friends and working on packing up their life belongings in preparation for the move.

Julie has done a lot of great things for the San Francisco photography community and beyond, and chances are that many of you reading this either know Julie personally or are familiar with her work, so I’m hoping some of our local readers are able to attend Sunday’s fundraiser. If you cannot attend, you can still help out here: http://julieandlee.chipin.com/julie-and-lee.

Your support is great appreciated!

San Francisco Motorcycle Club
2194 Folsom Street (at 16th Street)
San Francisco, CA 94110
3:00-7:00p.m.

Today’s World Through Innocent Eyes


As seen at last Saturday’s #OccupySF rally in San Francisco’s Financial District, USA.

Heat

HeatDug this up while looking for something else in my archives.  Think this might be one of my favorite portraits to-date.  Snapped at an Oscar Grant protest turned riot in Oakland back in July of 2010.  Crazy evening…

 

Out To Dry

Chinatown, San Francisco

Shred N’ Butter: SF Rec & Park and Karl Watson Kick Off New Skateboarding Program

Yesterday, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) joined professional skateboarder (and longtime friend of mine) Karl Watson in an outreach to the youth at the Tenderloin Children’s Recreation Center on Ellis Street. Watson and RPD staff spoke to youth about the importance of being active and pursuing their dreams.

The event was a kickoff for a new skateboarding program RPD is launching called “Shred N’ Butter.”

Founded by RPD staff member Daynin Gordon, “Shred N’ Butter” will help develop skateboarding for youth in various neighborhoods throughout San Francisco.

Daynin reached out to Watson for help after learning that many of the youth who signed up for the program did not have skateboards of their own. Watson and his charity organization, “Karl’s Causes,” helped out by donating 10 new skateboards and accessories to the program.

After presenting the skateboards, Watson and other local skateboarders took to the course and gave pointers to some of the beginner shredders, RPD staff included.  Watson’s performance was no doubt inspiring and moving for all who attended.

RPD’s “Shred N’ Butter” program begins this summer. For info, www.sfrecpark.org, or call Tim Roff, RPD Program Coordinator, at (415)666-7020.

Special thanks to Theo Palmer, Connie Chan and Karl Watson for inviting me to attend this most uplifting event.

More Photos HERE

Feature Friday: Photographer Eudaimon

Artist Malcolm Drake

I stumbled upon Eudaimon’s photos the other day while lurking around on Flickr. I can’t remember for certain, but I think I found his stream from a comment he left on a mutual contacts photo. I spent some time going through his stream — I’m talking like 20+ pages deep — and found myself really quite captivated with his work on the streets of New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Toronto and Atlanta, amongst other metropolises. Like me, Eudaimon is particularly attracted to candid street scenes and street portraiture, which is why I found myself so drawn to his work.

Hailing from Frankfurt am Main, Eudaimon currently resides in Toronto, where he works as a physician. We exchanged a couple of messages through Flickr, and he gave me the thumbs up to profile him on Caliber for Feature Friday. He also told me that he often visits San Francisco, so it looks like we’ll be meeting up one day soon to do some shooting, which I’m really looking forward to.

The above photo, titled “Artist Malcolm Drake,” was taken last September in San Francisco’s Tenderloin, a vibrant part of town that I spend a lot of time shooting in myself. I’ve seen plenty of exceptional ‘Loin shots over the years, but this one here is without question one of my favorites. I’m really digging the ‘70s feel — processing this image in B&W was definitely a good call, and the subject’s attitude, getup and pose makes this an all around money shot in my book. This photo IS San Francisco, if you ask me.

Have a gander at Eudaimon’s other photos HERE.