Rick’s Barber Shop

I’m sitting here at Rick’s Barber Shop waiting to get cut. It’s a fine afternoon today and I felt the time was right to visit the Richmond District for a trim. What’s great about this little spot is that after the snipping and buzzing is over they massage your shoulders with this crazy power tool. I can’t wait for that part.

Flowers for Grandma

Flowers for Grandma

Oleg, who is a buddy of mine from High School, recently asked me to photograph his grandmother for the family’s visual records. It was my pleasure to oblige this request. Though it was a wet and gloomy day here in San Francisco, the gray skies seemed to bring out the colors in the flowers while also allowing for nice skin tones.

I pretty much fell in love with both of them. I hope that they liked the images I got. It’s hard to know because they are so polite. It’s a bit hard being a portrait photographer sometimes, because you want to give people images that they can cherish, and images that make them feel good. However, it’s sometimes impossible to know if you’ve actually accomplished this.

Circles

Circles

The wheel is merely and extension of the foot…

…according to Marshall McLuhan, a Canadian philosopher and scholar of the early to mid 1900s.? The wheel came about when man realized it was easier to roll a log than to push it.? McLuhan’s most famous quote, however, is “the medium is the message”, but is perhaps better known in the field of Digital Media as the man who prophecized the advent of the Internet, or as he called it, the Age of Instantaneous Information Retrieval.

Bridge Over the Bay

Bridge Over the Bay

The Bay Bridge has been closed and may not reopen for several more days due to a crack that was recently discovered.? There are also some general repairs taking place.? Now, there’s another bridge on the way that is eventually going to replace the Bay Bridge, but this project is still several years into the future.

My thoughts on the Bay Bridge – Not really a big fan.? You can’t bike over it.? How lame is that?