Category Archives: downtown SF


Embarcedero Center in San Francisco is full of interesting lines and geometric patterns. Every time I walk through the buildings I find something new to shoot, or a new way to shoot a familiar area.

This image was made with Hipstamatic using the excellent Olloclip fisheye lens.

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Messing around with the SnapDot app for iOS. It’s well designed, with cool animation UI tweaks, but at 638X639 pxls wide, it’s just too damn low res. Hoping they fix this in an update soon.

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“Different Perspectives On The Weather”

Different Perspectives On The Rain

Shot off of Market St on drizzly day. I had framed my shot and was simply waiting for these ladies to cross the road when this longboarder suddenly rolled into frame.

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Spotted this steamy little construction scene on Market St and started taking photos when this super-serious-bicyclist pulled right into my shot. By the way he was staring at me, he looked unhappy, but he just sat there sort of posing for me as I kept snapping away. Even the construction guy was wondering what was going on.
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Winthrop and Winthrop’s Glasses

Winthrop & Winthrop's Glasses
I met Winthrop in Mint Plaza today during lunch. I asked about his glasses and he said told me that he couldn’t afford to get new frames, so he took his old lenses and crammed them into a cheap pair of frames from Walgreens. Sidenote: Winthrop totally reminds me of Steven Jesse Bernstein in this photo.

I’ll be posting my own black and white photos throughout the week and searching the Objective Scenes flickr group for b/w shots for the blog too.

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Instawalk at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art this Saturday

InstawalkSF at the SFMOMA

Bay Area phoneographers take note, our next Instawalk is taking place at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art this Saturday from 1-3pm. Click here for more details.

Check out our post from a couple months ago at the SFMOMA to get an idea of what it’s like.

SFMOMA rooftop

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Put a bird on it

Put a bird on it

Sunset from Market St in San Francisco. I actually show my process for this pic in the video below.
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Armani suit on Polk St

Armani suit on Post St.

A dapper dude I bumped into on Polk St. He asked if he could take my picture, then I asked if I could take his… his suit was way better than mine.

Shot with Lomorama 2, which I have a love/hate relationship with. You can’t turn off the flash, the UI appears to be missing a few buttons, and you can’t import photos (it’s a camera only app, like Hipstamatic)… but the filters are so incredibly good!

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