Iron Photographer #203

“Iron Photographer” is one of the several ongoing series (this particular one being 203) produced by the good members of Utata, a collection of “Tribal Photography.” this particular series consists of three elements: 1 – a list 2 – a part of something 3 – a shadow

Semifreddi’s

To say that the San Francisco Bay Area had a hand in raising the level of the foodie status in the United States to high art form would be an understatement. Bragging? It might sound like it if you’ve never been here, but there’s a reason that often gets drowned out in all the pomp …

Alameda Antiques Faire: Three Years Gone

It has been over three years since the last time I’ve crossed the hallowed ground threshold of the Alameda Point Antiques Faire. Back then also happened to be my virgin introduction. Judging by the wide gap between visits, one might assume I’m not a fan. When in truth, the opposite is the case. The first time around …

Silent Night

As a kid, the night was a scary thing. Smothered lack of light and heightened innate senses made every unseen noise seem as if there was something out there coming to get you. Fast-forward to adulthood and what was once a foe became a friend. Now the night is that wonderful time when everything seems …

Forge & Foundry

Play the game of free association with Berkeley, Ca, and you’re most likely to hear something along the line of “free speech movement, hippie, ultra-liberal.” You might hear mention of the city’s pioneering strides in the locally grown food movement that has swept the US. Low on the list, if on it at all, would …

Going Mobile

Psst … Hey you. Yeah, you. You lookin’ for sumthin’ ta do? Well, the way I hears it, da folks over der at Utata just came out with der Summer Big Project, Utata Goes Mobile. Day got six, yeah, you heard me, six different categories of dat der mobile device image sweetness ta chooz from. Twiddlin’ …

The Night Time Is the Right Time …

Are you a night owl? Ever want to try and grab that night “feel” in an image? Well, if you’re not busy next weekend (9/6 – 9/7) and you just so happen to be in the San Francisco Bay Area, I’ll be teaching a Night Photography 101 class at Looking Glass Photo in Berkeley. Check …

Dialog, Short & Sweet

I can’t stand this crap! They’ve got me chained up here. Stickers slapped all over me. Bad graffiti! Obvious signs telling people what they need to do (hooks and line yes, trash no, no, no!)! Do they listen?! I’ve got cans, cigarette butts, foil, you name it, all jammed down my throat! And do you …

The Frayed Edge of California Hospitality

The Sierra Nevada Mountain Range is the spine of California. Much of the State’s water comes as run off from the mountains’ winter snowfall. From the Central Valley to the Coast fertile growth of one kind or another has made California one of the most hospitable places in the Western United States. It leaves little …

Fort Point

The Golden Gate Bridge is the image most people see in their mind’s eye whenever San Francisco is mentioned. The bridge is the first thing visitors look for when they first arrive, and while it is a sight to behold, it does overshadow another architectural wonder in its own right, namely Fort Point. Tucked away …

Buffalo Silhouette

Heading through the Buffalo Grasslands National Park to have a look at the geological sculptures of the Badlands, I ran across a single bison grazing. I got out of the car and very slowly approached, hoping not to enact a grizzly Pamplona scene. The dark brown wool set against the light blues, greens, yellows, and whites …

395 Erosion

The Bodie mining town stands as a monument of dilapidation, complete with roadside directions, parking, brochures, and even restrooms. The faded glory of past-fortune dreams is served up on a scrubbrush hillside platter for those willing to make the journey. Weather permitting, visitors come and go and bask in the town’s entropy. Still, Bodie isn’t …

Iron Photographer #200

“Iron Photographer” is one of the several ongoing series (this particular one being 200) produced by the good members of Utata, a collection of “Tribal Photography.” this particular series consists of three elements: 1 – something that signifies where you live (The annual Berkeley Kite Festival) 2 – something that signifies what you do (The Hasselblad) 3 …

Zig-Zag on Film

Light does funny things with structures and their shadows. The pattern zigs in one direction, and over time, gets smooshed into straight lines, zagging back the opposite way as the sun makes its trek over the sky. This was probably not the builder’s intention, with protection from the sun and other elements being the main …

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

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