I’m a father and husband first and foremost that likes to take pictures and write stories on the side. San Francisco is my home. I’ve been here half my life and have no plans of leaving anytime soon. I don’t know where the hell I’d go anyway.
Though I appreciate and admire photography of all forms, I’m particularly attracted to candid street scenes and street portraiture. I like being out on the street, lurking around and meeting people. The City is an inspirational place for me. I never get bored here.
For me, shooting on the street is a lot like playing a slot machine, meaning it’s highly addictive and never consistent. Some days I’ll wander the street for eight hours straight and come home at the end of the day with zero images, drained. Other days, the machine will start hitting and it seems like every which way I turn there’s a photo opp, like I’ve hit the jackpot. The ups and downs of shooting on the street drives me mad at times, but such is life.
I have a personal website, www.travisjensensf.com, but am not able to update it nearly as much as I’d like.