I start every year with a trip to San Francisco, a city that I have written about many times in the past. It is a place I go to re-charge, to visit friends, to get inspired and, of course, to make new images.
Just before my last trip there I happened upon the following quote:
– Leon Levinstein
This perfectly sums up how I feel about San Francisco now. I never make detailed plans when I am in the city, choosing instead to wander randomly for hours at a time. I may shoot street photography for a few hours, grab a meal, then hop a bus somewhere to spend my evening making a new blue hour cityscape. On other days I sit by the water and write for a while, then spend the afternoon focusing on making portraits. There are also many days where I just put the camera away and live in the moment. It is an instinctual, mindful, wonderful way to approach photography. I walk, I look, I see, I stop, I photograph. And, I always come home inspired to tackle the year ahead of me.
Here is an eclectic mix of new images from the city by the bay. Everything here was taken with a Fujifilm X-T3 and the 23mm f/2 lens. It’s all I need.