A heavy equipment rental yard was a feast for my camera!
I finally made the time to explore some edges of Palo Alto I have often passed, but never photographed. These images are from a stack of construction equipment on the side of Foothill Expressway, a natural gas regulator on Arastradero Rd, and the railroad trestle next to El Palo Alto.
It’s an interesting artistic exercise to revisit locations after some time has passed. Recently I went back to the Sutro Baths in San Francisco - an improbably preserved ruin with a prime view of the ocean.
These images were made in January of 2019:
These images were made in February of 20016:
Even in a city being rebuilt and modernized at every turn, there are still some glorious spots to discover where time has already added its beauty.
At the recommendation of MANY people, I spent some time exploring Building Resources in San Francisco. These are some of the treasures I found.
Wandering in places I perhaps shouldn’t, I found some wonderful new textures created as time has its way with our creations.
Thanks to the suggestion of my friend Kat, I explored the SF waterfront between Mariposa Ave. and Pier 70 (where I have made some great images before). The area is rich with SF shipping history, and although most of the coolest buildings are completely barricaded behind fences, there is still some cool stuff to see. Here's some of what I found.
Over this past summer, I spent seven weeks visiting a dozen flea markets in the Bay Area. I photographed collections of old objects for a 49-photo piece.
Each image is a separate 6x6 print on aluminum. The whole piece measure 48x48.
I spent 5 days driving through California's old gold-mining towns, traveling south on route 49 from I-80 to Oakhurst. I stopped at Georgetown, Coloma, Amador City, Sutter Creek, Volcano, Campo Seco, Chinese Camp, Jackass Hill, Knight's Ferry, Coulterville, Hornitos, Bear Valley, and Mariposa. Here's some of what I found.