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Blue Bottle Coffee – San Francisco, CA (Polaroid Automatic Land Camera 360)

 

I can photograph a person outside with relative ease but inside? Inside “street shooting” makes me nervous. I flinch. I double-think. I don’t shoot at all. Sometimes I think I’m being polite but really, I’m just missing the shot.

Here, I did not miss the shot. After a day of work interning at The Veteran’s Equity Center, my group members and I stopped by Blue Bottle in the South of Market district. They waited for their coffee and I waited for this lady to lower her gaze. She was reading quite intensely. From the giant “FRENCH” typed on the cover I assumed it was a tour guide or a language book.

I just love the diagonal tilt of the lighting. Feels very Edward Hopper-esque, only closer. The line across her face isn’t her hair – it’s mine. It was stuck inside the bellows, just behind the lens, and appeared in every subsequent frame. Does that count as a photobomb?

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At The Recycled Bookstore: Campbell, CA (Fuji X100)

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Life In Death: Santa Clara Cemetery And Mortuary (Fuji X10)

A trip to the cemetery can be an eyeball full of beauty and wonder. Heaps of gorgeous statues and decaying flowers but mainly the question of: when will my time come?

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This was such a beautifully timed photo. I came to this cemetery on a whim and found a perfect ray of sun on the altar.

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