Superbowl Confidential in Sausalito
This photo came as a surprise since I rarely shoot landscapes. I was at a Super Bowl party and found myself more interested in the view out my host’s window than the game! My usual photographs are portraits of individuals or families in their homes. You can see them in my monograph Suburban Dreams.
Photographer and university professor (ESL).
Photography, art, photography.
San Francisco is a gorgeous city, blessed with a diverse population and infinite cultural and culinary options. It has recently become a center of the tech industry with companies like Twitter opening headquarters here. Since it’s now an extremely expensive place to live, many are moving across the bay to Oakland or leaving the area entirely. I believe there are fewer school-age children in San Francisco than in any other major US city.
If I’m not shooting for my Suburban Dreams project, my perfect day would be waking up late and leisurely and then walking downtown via Mission and Valencia Streets, stopping for coffee, lunch, and shopping along the way. Four miles later, I’d see a movie at the Embarcadero Center or visit one of our many great museums. After that, I’d take the MUNI home and get together with friends for dinner and conversation.
The people, the culture, the food, and the easy access to mountains, ocean, rivers, the redwoods, and the wine country.
The high prices and the weather, which is often cold, windy, foggy and depressing.
The city is built on several steep and daunting hills. But if you’re clever, you can walk or bike a long way without much climbing. The walk downtown I described earlier is basically flat.
It would be Anna Madrigal, the central character of Armisted Maupin’s Tales of the City. In San Francisco, we’re not always who we appear to be.
That’s a really hard question. It often depends on what I looked at last. At Paris Photo LA this year, I really enjoyed the photos of Laurent Millet and J. John Priola. I always love August Sander, Jeff Wall, Gilbert Garcin, and Jessica Backhaus. Oh, there are so many! I could go on and on.