Metal Prints! More Good Causes!

And we come to the end of my existing prints for sale, with a batch of metal prints.  These are printed with a low glare semi-gloss finish directly onto an aluminum surface.  Comes with hanging mount attached, which floats the print slightly off the wall.  Vibrant colors, durable, and no frame needed!

As with the others, proceeds from these will be matched 1:1 and directed toward causes that could use the money in our current political climate. I found a pretty extensive list of organizations here: A List of Pro-Women, Pro-Immigrant, Pro-Earth, Anti-Bigotry Organizations That Need Your Support , but am open to any organizations you value, as long as I can also approve of their goals (Sorry, I won’t be sending any cash to scam charities, George Costanza’s Human Fund, rich white men, or other questionable organizations – my call).

End of the Earth 12"x18" Metal Print $200

End of the Earth
12″x18″ Metal Print
$250

Ojo 12"x18" Metal Print $250

Ojo
12″x18″ Metal Print
$250

Fin del Mundo 12"x18" Metal Print $250

Fin del Mundo
12″x18″ Metal Print
$250

Ha'iku 12"x18" Metal Print $250

Ha’iku
12″x18″ Metal Print
$250

Under the Stars 12"x18" Metal Print $250

Under the Stars
12″x18″ Metal Print
$250

Golden Gate 8"x24" Metal Print $200

Golden Gate
8″x24″ Metal Print
$200

City by the Bay 12"x36" Metal Print $600

City by the Bay
12″x36″ Metal Print
$600

This is the last set of existing prints that I have for sale, but any of these, along with anything else on my site, can be reprinted in these or other sizes.  Just let me know what you’re looking for and I’d be happy to make it happen.  Again, message me through the contact form here, facebook, email at anywhereSF (at) gmail (dot) com. I’m hoping to raise a bit more money here for some worthy causes.

Cheers, and be good to each other.

Previous posts here:

http://anywheresf.com/framed-prints-good/

http://anywheresf.com/prints-good/

http://anywheresf.com/buy-prints-send-money-good/

Framed Prints! Good Causes! #believeinfilm

Next up on the list of prints for sale, I have a set of 4 framed prints from my newest project!  With this project, I’ve been pursuing a bit of hand-made craft photography, as it were.  All photos in this project are shot and hand developed on film, using my quirky little toy camera consisting of equal parts plastic and gaffer tape, which I’ve built myself and modified to make the long exposure photos you see below. Hand made, hand developed, hand framed, the only steps I’ve not taken over yet are the actual printing, and the manufacture of the film. :)

As with the others, proceeds from these will be matched 1:1 and directed toward causes that could use the money in our current political climate. I found a pretty extensive list of organizations here: A List of Pro-Women, Pro-Immigrant, Pro-Earth, Anti-Bigotry Organizations That Need Your Support, but am open to any organizations you value, as long as I can also approve of their goals (Sorry, I won’t be sending any cash to scam charities, George Costanza’s Human Fund, rich white men, or other questionable organizations – my call).

 

Pause Framed 8"x12" Silver Halide Print $250

Pause
Framed 8″x12″ Silver Halide Print
$250

Obscura Framed 8"x12" Silver Halide Print $250

Obscura
Framed 8″x12″ Silver Halide Print
$250

Echos of Time Framed 8"x12" Silver Halide Print $250

Echos of Time
Framed 8″x12″ Silver Halide Print
$250

Eterne Framed 8"x12" Silver Halide Print $250

Eterne
Framed 8″x12″ Silver Halide Print
$250

So lemme know if anything here catches your eye, and if so, where you’d like the money to be directed. Shoot me a message through the contact form, FB, or email at anywhereSF (at) gmail (dot) com. I’ll be posting more over the next couple days and would love to come out of this having raised a little bit of money for some organization that really need it. (Anything not already printed can be printed as well, if you see something on the site that you like).

Cheers

(more prints in previous posts here: http://anywheresf.com/buy-prints-send-money-good/  http://anywheresf.com/prints-good/ ‎)

 

More Prints for Good Causes!

Continuing the list of prints for sale this week, with all proceeds going toward causes that could use the money in our current political climate. I found a pretty extensive list of organizations here: A List of Pro-Women, Pro-Immigrant, Pro-Earth, Anti-Bigotry Organizations That Need Your Support, but am open to any organizations you value, as long as I can also approve of their goals (Sorry, I won’t be sending any cash to scam charities, George Costanza’s Human Fund, rich white men, or other questionable organizations – my call).

Bonus: I have a lead on getting my contributions matched 1:1. Get some art AND have double your money go to a good cause! Get it while it’s hot!

Amsterdam 18"x24" Wrapped Canvas Print $125

Amsterdam
16″x24″ Wrapped Canvas Print
$125

Twin Peaks 16"x24" Wrapped Canvas Print $100

Tank Hill
16″x24″ Wrapped Canvas Print
$100

Corona Heights 16"x24" Wrapped Canvas Print $100

Corona Heights
16″x24″ Wrapped Canvas Print
$100

Sutro Stands Above 16"x24" Wrapped Canvas Print $100

Sutro Stands Above
16″x24″ Wrapped Canvas Print
$100

Fort Point 16"x20" Wrapped Canvas Print $80

Fort Point
16″x20″ Wrapped Canvas Print
$80

So lemme know if anything here catches your eye, and if so, where you’d like the money to be directed. Shoot me a message through FB, or email at anywhereSF (at) gmail (dot) com. I’ll be posting more over the next couple days and would love to come out of this having raised a little bit of money for some organization that really need it. (Anything not already printed can be printed as well, if you see something on the site that you like).

Cheers

(more prints in previous post here: http://anywheresf.com/buy-prints-send-money-good/

 

Buy Prints, Send Money to Good Causes!

As mentioned in my last post, I’ll be offering some prints that I have in stock for sale over the coming days, with all proceeds going toward causes that could use the money in our current political climate.  I found a pretty extensive list of organizations here: A List of Pro-Women, Pro-Immigrant, Pro-Earth, Anti-Bigotry Organizations That Need Your Support, but am open to any organizations you value, as long as I can also approve of their goals (Sorry, I won’t be sending any cash to scam charities, George Costanza’s Human Fund, rich white men, or other questionable organizations – my call).

Bonus: I have a lead on getting my contributions matched 1:1.  Get some art AND have double your money go to a good cause!  Get it while it’s hot!

Synergy 14"x21" Wrapped Canvas Print $100

Synergy
14″x21″ Wrapped Canvas Print
$100

Under Cover of Fog 12"x18" Wrapped Canvas Print (Black and White) $100

Under Cover of Fog
12″x18″ Wrapped Canvas Print (Black and White)
$100

Market Street Railway 12"x18" Wrapped Canvas Print (Black and White) $100

Market Street Railway
12″x18″ Wrapped Canvas Print (Black and White)
$100

Just A Good Ol' Fashioned Drag Race at Mel's Diner 12"x18" Wrapped Canvas Print $100

Just A Good Ol’ Fashioned Drag Race at Mel’s Diner
12″x18″ Wrapped Canvas Print
$100

 

So lemme know if anything here catches your eye, and if so, where you’d like the money to be directed.  Shoot me a message through the contact form on here, or email at anywhereSF (at) gmail (dot) com.  I’ll be posting more over the next couple days and would love to come out of this having raised a little bit of money for some organization that really need it.  (Anything not already printed can be printed as well, if you see something on the site that you like).

Cheers

Just Post Some Pretty Pictures, Will Ya?

Hi everyone – No pictures today.  I know I’ve been neglecting this space for a bit, and am currently working on a more appropriate upgrade/redesign.  In the meantime, though, I figured I’d see if I can make something useful of this site.

First off: A few thoughts about the election and the state of the US today.  I wrote this a while ago, but am just now deciding to move it to this more public forum rather than mostly like-minded Facebook page because it seems like it would be more useful here.  I didn’t write this to attack anyone, but there may be some things in here that are uncomfortable. All I ask is, if it rings true and/or makes you uncomfortable, take a moment to think about why, and consider whether there’s anything you can do to improve things. This is by no means all inclusive or complete, but is just a few things that have been bouncing around my mind this week as I contemplate the election.

1) The prospect of a third party candidate for president is dead. Even if our institutions of government survive these 4 years unscathed, it will never happen. If the other parties couldn’t field a competitive candidate in this year of massively unpopular Rep/Dem candidates, they never will. To vote third party in a presidential election will always be to gamble with your vote: If you win, your vote won’t alter the course of the election and you can feel good about your principles and your silent protest, but if you lose and your vote helps to make the difference in the election, you’ve just helped to move the country farther away from your principles. Liberals love to make fun of rural whites voting against their own self interest, while pretending that they aren’t effectively doing the same with a third party vote. Please, elect alternate party candidates and independents to local and state offices. Try to get some into congress. Try to change the priorities of your closest major party. Don’t just show up every 4 years and vote for some no chance rando for president without doing all of the above.

2) Speaking of voting against one’s self-interest: Our electorate is so polarized and tribal, I don’t know what it would actually take to change the minds of more than a tiny fraction of these voters. Policy had zero impact on this election. Conservative voters this year were faced with a candidate campaigning on unattainable policy goals with no plans of how to implement them. Even if he had detailed plans, half of his stated policies and behaviors directly contradict the supposedly deeply held conservative and religious beliefs of his followers. Rather than fight back against this man who presented himself as a false conservative, the party and its voters simply changed their beliefs to match his, and stayed with the tribe. Fitting in with the party was collectively more important than anything else. We now have a president elect who has vowed to take away the Affordable Care Act, and a congress that wants to kill Medicare. Many people who voted for Trump will lose access to health care, and some not insignificant number will literally die because of their choice. Let me be 100% clear with that: There are people who made a choice that will result in the deaths of themselves or those that they love because that’s what their party wanted. Believe it.

3) Racism and sexism are alive, well, and dominant factors in our politics. It is true; we were faced with two unpopular candidates this year. There were a lot of issues at play, all of which would have been fair game in a normal election. However, this was in no way a normal election. Trump changed the scenario when he openly and directly threatened the health, well-being, and safety of minorities, Muslims, women, and all people of color. If you voted Trump, if you voted third party, if you wrote in a candidate, or if you left your vote for president blank, you cast a ballot for racism and sexism. I know that sounds harsh, and those who fall into this category might want to lash out at this accusation, but that makes it no less true. If, by the time this election rolled around, your vote was decided by anything other than an absolute duty to protect those fellow Americans whom Trump clearly and frequently threatened, then sorry friend, but you declared that those very real human lives were subordinate to your policy concerns. Everyone has a right and freedom to vote any way and for any reason, but that brings with it the responsibility to understand and acknowledge the consequences. Own your racism. Own your sexism. If you helped create our current situation, own it. If that is uncomfortable for you, that’s too bad: Do something to change it.

4) Some people voted for Trump because they were tired of politics as usual in Washington. To anyone who did so, congratulations, you’ve cut out the middle man. Rather than corrupt politicians who are likely to be influenced by donations to do the bidding of corporations, Trump is directly installing the corrupt business leaders into the upper ranks of his government. We may very well end up with an oil man in charge of our environmental policy, investment bankers in charge of financial regulation, and climate deniers in determining our scientific priorities. Do you they’ll be looking out for the people? Fat chance.

5) Largely, even if Trump turns out to be the most benign possible version of himself, I’m scared for what this election means for the future of American democracy. (If he turns out to be the most dangerous version, the future of American democracy probably won’t be a question for very long beyond 2017) We just elected a man who campaigned on a refusal to follow any norms that we thought were required of a presidential candidate. We still to this day don’t know fully where he stands politically or what his policy goals will really turn out to be. There most definitely will be harm coming to America, but even if this is minimized, what possible chance is there of a return to normalcy in the next election? Honesty, policy, temperament are clearly not requisite for the position, only some sort of charisma and willingness to tell the people what they want to hear. Why wouldn’t this spiral continue until every candidate is just a charismatic liar, with a true personality only to be revealed after winning the election? Trump exposed some fundamental flaws in our democracy that I’m not so sure we’re even capable of fixing.

I may not respond right away, but would love to hear anyone else’s ideas about what can be done to help. If you’re offended or disagree with anything I said above, that’s fine, please tell me why. I’m sure I’m wrong on some points, and I’d love to hear your views if they differ, but I probably won’t be engaging in too much back and forth right now if you’re looking for a debate on the details. I’d prefer to step away for a minute and focus on what can be done now.

To that end, I have quite a few prints in stock, which I’ll be posting for sale on this site over the coming days.  All proceeds will be donated to worthy causes of your choice benefitting those groups most threatened by our new government (ACLU, SPLC, Planned Parenthood, National Immigration Law Center, Council on American-Islamic relations, NAACP, NOW, ADL, etc).  I’ll try to provide a list of causes to direct your funds to, but also will be open to any requests, as long as it’s a cause I can support.

Cheers, and be good to each other.

#ExpiredFilmDay and Roll of Walgreens film from Urban Ore

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Since I’ve started using film more, I’ve found myself continually impressed by the engagement of the online film community, particularly on the Twitters and such.  Maybe it’s the inherent delays involved in film, but in the age of “Instagram it and forget it” I’m seeing a level collaboration, feedback, and sharing of ideas and knowledge from this community that reminds me of the good old days of Flickr or even Instagram in it’s infancy.  It’s been fun to come across this community and see it develop (bad pun intended).

Starting a couple weeks back, my film Twitters have been abuzz lately with talk of Expired Film Day, a good excuse to try something new with something old and share with the community.  I had just the right roll on hand: A roll of Walgreens Studio 35 film that I found in a random bag amongst the trash and treasures on the shelf at Urban Ore in Berkeley. Presumably diverted from the trash bin, this roll was a bit of an unknown, which could have been through pretty much anything in it’s lifetime.

Since I was planning to be out snowboarding on the scheduled day of March 15th, I loaded up one of my least obtrusive and least valuable cameras, an Olympus Stylus 120, tricked it to overexpose by one stop, and slipped it in my jacket for a few shots from the mountain. Overall, I’m pretty pleased with the results, given that the film has been sitting around somewhere in unknown conditions for at least a decade.

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Lunar Daydream

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Moon, orange, even years, and calm nights on the bay. As insanely expensive as it is around here, the love never dies. My temporary hometown of 10 years, I still love you, San Francisco.

Available on aluminum as a 12″x18″ print, displayed at the recent Through the Lens show in Oakland, for just $200.  Other sizes and materials available. Contact me and I’d love to work with you to place this on your wall. :)

 

 

Ojos del Salar

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Los Ojos del Salar, in northern Chile’s Atacama Desert. I tried, but was able to learn pretty much nothing about the origin of these two small round natural lagoons situated just steps apart in the dry expanse of the desert. I did learn a couple things about them on my visit, however: They’re deep enough to dive into from the edge without hitting bottom and the water is quite refreshing (cold, really) on a hot summer day. Almost as refreshing as the obligatory sunset Pisco Sour that followed.

This was another photo that I had featured in last weekend’s Through the Lens Show in Oakland. I still have one of this image available as a 12″x18″ metal print for $200.  Other sizes and materials available, please contact me for more details and I’d be happy to help find a way to put this on your wall. :)

Ha’iku Stairs

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Last night, I had a print of this photo showcased as part of the fantastic Through the Lens show in Oakland. The 12″x18″ aluminum print from the show is still available for $200. All photos available in other sizes and print formats as well. Contact me for more details.

 

The Ha’iku Stairs, also known as The Stairway to Heaven, is definitely not a climb for the faint of heart. Dating back to World War II, this stairway was originally installed by the US Navy as part of a project to use the natural shape of the valley as a giant transmitter dish to send signals to fleets across the Pacific Ocean. These rusted narrow ship ladders remain today, climbing 3,922 steps from the valley floor to the top of the ridge some 2,300 feet above. At some points climbing nearly vertical the cliff faces and at other points crossing ridges with sheer dropoffs a mere inches beyond the railing, this climb is sure to bring out any latent fear of heights. However, the views from the top are guaranteed to make it all worthwhile.

Though the stairs themselves are on public land and were restored in 2003, nearby neighbors have blocked attempts to provide a solution for public access to the trails in the years since. This, along with lingering liability concerns, has caused the stairs to remain closed off to the public to this day. Until that day comes when the stairs are opened for public enjoyment, the only ways to access this amazing place are to either volunteer with the Friends of the Haiku Stairs for a service day, take your chances avoiding the guard and a potential trespassing citation to sneak onto the stairs illegally, or to take a long muddy hike along the Moanalua Ridge to reach the stairs from the back side.

It’s a place like none other, and I would love nothing more than to see a resolution that opens the stairs for everyone to enjoy someday.

 

Harney County, Oregon. Before the Arrival of Y’allQueda

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Harney County, Oregon:

I discovered this beautiful area on a road trip this summer, camping for a night on public lands, kept natural and accessible to all through federal government protection.

Today, many people around the country are discovering it for a very different reason: The radicalized “militia” that is occupying federal lands north of where this photo was taken, threatening violence against anyone who would remove them and frightening local residents. It seems that the main goals of this terrorist action are to gain the release of two convicted arsonists and to privatize these public lands to be fenced off and exploited by corporate ranchers, loggers, and miners.

Those are some noble ambitions you’ve got there, fellas…