Inside Bodie

If you’ve ever gotten the chance to get off the well-beaten trail of California sites to see, you’ve probably heard about Bodie. It’s a ghost town in Mono County not far down the road from Mono Lake. The crumbling wood of this abandoned mining town is a trip back in time as well as a …

Summer Lovin’

Summer is a fleeting season. It feels like it from the beginning. Its nature leads to those short-lived, spontaneous moments that feel the way they do. “What should we do?” “Go to the beach?” “Sure. Grab your stuff and let’s go.” It’s those bizarre occasions where you run into strangers that attract not for attraction’s …

Iron Photographer #199

“Iron Photographer” is one of the several ongoing series (this particular one being 199) produced by the good members of Utata, a collection of “Tribal Photography.” this particular series consists of three elements: 1 – a cup 2 – something organic 3 – from above

Iron Photographer #198

“Iron Photographer” is one of the several ongoing series (this particular one being 198) produced by the good members of Utata, a collection of “Tribal Photography.” this particular series consists of three elements: 1 – vertical lines 2 – a stick 3 – tatami perspective

Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast

Spot the contrast and win a prize! He’s old. They’re young. He’s sitting. They’re walking. He’s begging. They’re not. His distinctive Moog banner hung overhead implies the sounds they dance to when they’re not busy comparing their various fashions. Their ubiquitous banner forbidding entry is the likely mantra greeting he oft hears. Neither is better than …

Iron Photography #196

“Iron Photographer” is one of the several ongoing series (this particular one being 196) produced by the good members of Utata, a collection of “Tribal Photography.” this particular series consists of three elements: 1 – something black 2 – something white 3 – shot in color

Weekly Photo Challenge: Between

A lot can come between two people, the table for instance, or his love of hummus matched only by her equal loathing thereof. He be might wondering what possessed his interest in a woman who openly fawns after Mathew McConaughey’s return to the “lighthearted romantic comedy” genre. She might be wondering whether his intellectual prowess …

Weekly Photo Challenge: Extra

We often see certain things so often that we forget they’re there. Leave it to the stubborn persistence of those who care to add a lil’ sumpin’ extra to draw attention to that which is regularly taken for granted. Other notable posts on the theme Mittened Hands JGTravels Les Petits Pas De Juls Tom Warren …

Iron Photographer #195

“Iron Photographer” is one of the several ongoing series (this particular one being 195) produced by the good members of Utata, a collection of “Tribal Photography.” this particular series consists of three elements: 1 – a reflection2 – a noir element3 – noir style Inspired by the works of David Lynch

Weekly Photo Challenge: Work Of Art

She found her first one in some sand dunes. She found her second one in a forest. She’s made it her mission to look for them everywhere she goes, and when she finds them, she keeps them. They hang on the wall, but not all the time. She’ll pull one down occasionally to have a …

Berkeley Dine Out 2014

Roughly a year ago, the Berkeley Unified School District’s Garden and Cooking program was on the chopping block of budget cuts. Funding, most of which went to the salaries of teachers and their assistants, had been halved and layoffs for some were not far off. To help fill the funding gap, the program organized a …

How Much Is that Writer in the Window?

Last weekend was Bookstore Day in California, and to help celebrate it, writer Scott Hutchins gave a talk about how to write at Mrs. Dalloway’s bookstore in Berkeley. But the talk wasn’t the only thing Hutchins had in mind. He decided to jump into the window display and get to work on some editing for …

Weekly Photo Challenge: On The Move

She took a ferry, to take a street car, to take a train, to take a plane. She was always on the move. She was the definitive human illustration of a blur. Blink, and you’d miss her. Other notable posts on the theme Flickr Comments Ryan Photography Eliza Eliza Wind Against Current Lost in Translation Roland’s …

Holi Fest Aftermath, UC Berkeley

Living in a college town, it’s not uncommon to run across, at random, a disheveled college student or two that look as if they’ve survived some kind of disaster. This is especially true on weekends. Plodding down the street on Saturday, I ran into the a group of students looking as if they’d just got …

Downtown Market Street

In San Francisco, Market Street cuts a swath, starting from the Ferry Building, slicing through downtown, and up into the Castro trickling off into the cityscape. The downtown strip of Market is a weird melting pot of Tenderloin fringe, ground zero exploration for the timid tourist, and sky-scraping commercial hub. Crestfallen, downtrodden souls carelessly mingle …

Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring

Frühling! Printemps! Primavera! Wiosna! ربيع! 春! Call it what you will, Spring is that special time of year most people associate with blooming flowers, youth, the slow death of Winter and the waking yawn of Summer! Well, I’m a one track mind obsessive kinda guy who, if you ask what the first thing to come to mind …

Iron Photographer #194

“Iron Photographer” is one of the several ongoing series (this particular one being 194) produced by the good members of Utata, a collection of “Tribal Photography.” this particular series consists of three elements: 1 – a building2 – b&w3 – vignetting Note: Shot, developed, printed, and scanned all on the same day.

In Berkeley, Ca …

 The produce checks out the customers … This guy will serve you an incredible meal with a cup of incredible coffee … And this guy will give you tech advice, at a bus stop, standing in his bathrobe.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters

Letters, regardless of alphabet, are symbols. By themselves they usually don’t mean much. String them together in the an order everyone can agree upon and you’ve got words that, defined properly, will convey thought. Jumble the words around a little, and you’ve got a completely different idea. Other notable posts on the theme Shmamaland A …

21 Century Woodie Guthrie

My neighborhood is loaded with people walking down the street, young, old, disheveled, neat, people with a sense of purpose, people looking listless and crestfallen. They filter through, sometimes alone, sometimes in groups. Coming home the other day this man caught my attention. He looked like just about anyone else you might expect to be …

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