July 20, 2014

full-frame-collective:

Upper Yosemite Falls - Yosemite, CA - Portra 400 - Arthur Alvarez

4th of July weekend in Yosemite Valley is bonkers. I knew this going in, but tossing aside concerns, I made a run from the city to the mountains at 10 pm on a Friday night. We made it to Camp 4 at around 3 am and believe it or not, there were already people queued up. No surprise there. However, I have a strong belief that waiting in line should never be the plan, so I checked my camera, film, and began the trek up to Upper Yosemite Falls. The goal was to hike through the night and get to our destination by sunrise. Once there, we’d take a long nap on the summit and keep it mellow floating down the mountain.

Long story short, we did it with time to spare. Unfortunately we missed the rise due to napping too long. Yes, yes, a sad state of affairs. But that’s summertime sadness for you. Anyway, here are some photos I caught on some portra before/after we woke up from our elevated slumber.  

July 14, 2014

Summer in San Francisco - San Francisco, CA - Mamiya 645 Pro - Kodak Portra 400

July 11, 2014

full-frame-collective:

Golden Light Streaks - San Francisco, CA - Marin Headlands - Mamiya 645 - Kodak Portra 400 - Arthur Alvarez

Oh so tempted to continue the recent FFC trend of posting hashtag Fashion, but in light of my absence, here’s some funky light streaks from a fun little tour guide session I did for a visiting friend.  

July 7, 2014

Flight

June 30, 2014

Uptown Landscapes - San Francisco - Kodak Portra 400 - Mamiya 645 Pro

June 21, 2014

Last weekend, Mission Workshop hosted Full Frame Collective aka. Kyle, Terry, John and I in a double feature art/music show. The event featured hundreds of analog only film prints plastered all over the inside of a shipping container and an acoustic set on top of the container by the lovely ladies of Van Wave. It was a great night featuring good friends, hundreds of happy boozers, eye popping visuals and a communal gathering of creative dirt bags. Huge thank you to everyone who came out and partied with us. For those who couldn’t make it, here are some photos I snapped when I wasn’t biting roses.

June 12, 2014
Come out tomorrow night to #missionworkshop and hang out with us. Photos by @terrybarentsen @johndanielreiss @instacubs and myself. Rad tunes  will be played live by the lovely ladies of @vanwavemusic - #fomo #vanwave #film #photography #sanfrancisco #analog #liveset (at Mission Workshop)

Come out tomorrow night to #missionworkshop and hang out with us. Photos by @terrybarentsen @johndanielreiss @instacubs and myself. Rad tunes will be played live by the lovely ladies of @vanwavemusic - #fomo #vanwave #film #photography #sanfrancisco #analog #liveset (at Mission Workshop)

June 4, 2014

Rock out - Various Locations (Yosemite, Point Reyes, Alamere) - Various Cameras (Mamiya 645, Pentax 67, Bronica Etrsi) - Kodak Portra 400 and 160

May 27, 2014

San Francisco Night Lights - San Francisco CA - Pentax 67 - Kodak Portra 160

May 21, 2014

Atlas Skate Shop [Still Life Version] - San Mateo, CA - Mamiya 645 Pro - Kodak Portra 400

15 minutes from San Francisco is a rad little skate shop that brings people from all over. Not pretentious, professionally run, and always playing classic hip hop or punk; a place that focuses on skateboarding and good vibes.

May 20, 2014

Wandering Twin Peaks with John and Terry - Mamiya 645 Pro - Kodak Portra 400

May 19, 2014

Man Mo Temple - Hong Kong - Bronica Etrsi - Kodak Portra 400

Up on a little lump of land on Hong Kong’s Hollywood Road in Sheung Wan is Man Mo Temple. A dark room lit by the dim glow of burning spiral coils. People and tourists come from all over to pray for good fortune and health.

May 18, 2014

full-frame-collective:

Truck Stop - Off the Grid - Fort Mason - San Francisco, CA - Mamiya 645 Pro - Kodak Portra 400 - 80B Filter - Arthur Alvarez

On most Fridays, there’s a huge army of food trucks that congregate at the quiet bay front of Fort Mason. You can usually find delicacies from Vietnamese to Tex Mex. I’m definitely no foodie, but the event itself is a glow heavy sight for those craving some variety on the cusp of the weekend.

May 13, 2014

full-frame-collective:

Low Key Walking Adventures on Mission Street - SFCA - Nikon F4 - Kodak Portra 400 - Arthur Alvarez

Days before this age old Mission Theater was set to be reduced to a pile of rubble, a friend and I decided it would be a good idea to go check it out. Usually armed with a medium format, I became a new owner of a Nikon F4 around this time and found the rare occasion of holding a 35mm pretty liberating.

After a little bit of rusty ladder climbs, tip toeing on mushy flooring, and transitioning over some ceilings; we reached a rooftop where a historically infamous Mission graf museum was enjoying it’s final days. It took a few moments, but we realized we made it up there just in time for the sun to turn gold. Ultimately, reminding us the season of summertime adventures is just beginning.

Photo Adventures

May 10, 2014

Environment Reversal - Japanese Tea Garden - SFCA - Nikon F4 - Kodak Portra 400