Monday, November 30, 2009

public art in sf

I like cubbies, the little places you have to go seek.

I also like Indian Jones. Hands down, The Last Crusade is one of my most all time favorite films. I've enjoyed films from the Goonies to National Treasure, and have been intrigued with the legacy of a culture and how it is protected then sought back out through artifacts (maps). So, when I found myself at an art event with no art and was handed a map, I have to say I was a bit intrigued. 

I have been doing the photography for a project with local artist Leigh McCarthy who was a part of a group show that showed in the spiral cases up on Market Street/Portola in Twin Peaks a few weeks back. It was at her event I was handed the map. I took the 67 bus up and romped back down to the Mission as my excursion. Here's a little peek at what was up.


So, it was nice to see that the city I live it thought that public art in public spaces was a good idea and already put the final touches on a city wide project Art in Storefronts. This project temporarily places original art installations by San  Francisco artists in vacant storefront windows, engaging local artist in the revitalization of neighborhoods hard-hit by the economic downturn put on by the SF Arts Commission, Triple Base Gallery, and the San Francisco Office of Economic & Workforce Development.

This is the most original and inspiring way I have seen art displayed. The project allowed a unique opportunity of artist to showcase their creativity into free exhibition spaces while gathering public recognition for their work. 

Same idea from before. Paper map and addresses to the art locations = adventure. I like. Tall cans + bus ride downtown. Here are a few snaps from the exploration.

Way to go MendeDesign for pumpin' out a sick adventure map. Green-e cerified, chlorine free and made in the USA. what what.

Monday, November 23, 2009

before the first snowfall

I've been snowboarding for the last decade. The first snowfall is a highly anticipated moment of the year. This winter will be different from the others because this year I will be living in Truckee and photographing the development of the town, resorts and roads while setting up the Tahoe chapter of the Snowrider Project. This project will be my act of engagement in the things I value the most; photography, beer drinking, snowboarding, and gettin' back down to the basics, while reminding those who have forgotten to appreciate the sport and the land it is home to. These images were taken at the beginning of the month in Truckee, California. 

Happy riding.

Monday, November 9, 2009

davenport/ 3 mile

veggies on seashore

digi camera on the lower deck vs. mamiya on the bluff... I win.

natural design

ze break

local kids overhead

Homegrown, little gem of a surf shop behind Whale City Bakery in Davenport, CA

Little lady workin' her way up the coast from Mexico. Tecate in hand, shaper in the back and waves out front. Not too shabby.

I wrapped the day with a trip to The Crack and fish tacos in Halfmoon bay. 

I slept like a little baby... Success.