White Skies at Ocean Beach - San Francisco CA - Kodak Portra 160
Ocean Beach in double vision - San Francisco CA - Portra 400 - Arthur Alvarez
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.
Summer in San Francisco - San Francisco, CA - Mamiya 645 Pro - Kodak Portra 400
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.
Uptown Landscapes - San Francisco - Kodak Portra 400 - Mamiya 645 Pro
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.
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)
Rock out - Various Locations (Yosemite, Point Reyes, Alamere) - Various Cameras (Mamiya 645, Pentax 67, Bronica Etrsi) - Kodak Portra 400 and 160
San Francisco Night Lights - San Francisco CA - Pentax 67 - Kodak Portra 160
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.
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.
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.