Inside the Artist's Studio
Inside the Artist's Studio

Make art wherever you go.

Groceries
Groceries

On the streets of downtown San Francisco

Sample Size
Sample Size

at Oakland's Grand Lake Farmers' Market

The Art of the Deal
The Art of the Deal

Running a little unauthorized commerce at the farmers' market.

A New Yorker's Preparation for a Bay Area Winter Day
A New Yorker's Preparation for a Bay Area Winter Day

my boy being a tad silly

A Leopard Can Change Its Spots
A Leopard Can Change Its Spots

And eat vegetarian.

Candy Cane
Candy Cane

at the skating rink on Union Square, San Francisco

Wonder Window
Wonder Window

near Union Square, San Francisco

Patiently
Patiently

on the streets of Oakland

Post Diet Santa
Post Diet Santa

Picking up organic veggies to energize for a cold night's work.

What a Hat!
What a Hat!

at a farmers' market in Oakland

The Glare
The Glare

Street photographer busted.

Contemplation
Contemplation

and walking the streets of Oakland

For Your Lunchtime Listening Pleasure
For Your Lunchtime Listening Pleasure

near Lake Merritt, Oakland

Shadows and Comfortable Shoes
Shadows and Comfortable Shoes

on the streets of Oakland

Short Break
Short Break

in Oakland's Rockridge District

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Little Girl at Farmers' Market
Little Girl at Farmers' Market

There are a couple of small details in this photo that make it a keeper for me.

Do You Have Any?
Do You Have Any?

at a farmers' market in Oakland

Pretty in Pink
Pretty in Pink

at a farmers' market in Oakland

Worldwide Services
Worldwide Services

on the streets of Oakland

Jules
Jules

on Piedmont Avenue, Oakland

Bug Eyes
Bug Eyes

A stranger poses for my camera.

4001 Piedmont
4001 Piedmont

A different sort of break room.

Break on Bricks
Break on Bricks

on the streets of Oakland

Barber Shop
Barber Shop

in the Montclair District of Oakland

Froyo
Froyo

Man eating frozen yogurt

Things to See
Things to See

A young boy is fascinated by all the activity at the de Young Museum. A security guard looks on.

Buying Flowers
Buying Flowers

on the streets of Berkeley

Keeping Up
Keeping Up

One girl rides while the other runs along.

Rockridge 2
Rockridge 2

Rockridge BART station, Oakland

Backwards Glance
Backwards Glance

on San Francisco's Embarcadero waterfront

I just can't believe you won't give me a bite.
I just can't believe you won't give me a bite.

At the Farmers' Market

Minority of One
Minority of One

"Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth." Mahatma Gandhi

Street Blues and Boots
Street Blues and Boots

in the Montclair District

Bad Knee
Bad Knee

on Oakland's College Avenue

Salad
Salad

on Oakland streets

Friendship
Friendship

on Oakland streets

Come With Me
Come With Me

on the San Francisco Embarcadero

Please Keep Off the Grass
Please Keep Off the Grass

Or Not. On the San Francisco Embarcadero.

Joy
Joy

on the streets of San Francisco

Say Cheese. Or Don't.
Say Cheese. Or Don't.

Taking pictures of the picture taker. Happy Halloween.

Farm to Table
Farm to Table

at the Hog Island Oyster Farm in Marshall, CA

Crossing
Crossing

under Rockridge BART in Oakland

And 1, And 2, And 3
And 1, And 2, And 3

Impromptu exercise in jeans and work boots while sitting on a bench outside a bookstore.

The Kiss (Hello)
The Kiss (Hello)

Two friends greet at the farmers' market in Point Reyes Station

Bandana and Shades
Bandana and Shades

on the streets of Oakland, CA

Reflections in Blue
Reflections in Blue

atop the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park

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Untitled

Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland

Sleeping Baby, Texting Mom
Sleeping Baby, Texting Mom

Oakland's Piedmont Avenue

Man on Bench
Man on Bench

Oakland's Piedmont Avenue

Jump
Jump

inside the courtyard of the Hills Brothers Coffee Building

Around the Corner
Around the Corner

on the San Francisco Embarcadero

Young Woman
Young Woman

at the farmers' market, Ferry Building, San Francisco

Man in Hat with Bicycle
Man in Hat with Bicycle

at the Ferry Building, San Francisco Embarcadero

Man with Flowers
Man with Flowers

Along the San Francisco Embarcadero

With a Little Help From My Friends (and Beer)
With a Little Help From My Friends (and Beer)

at the deYoung Museum, San Francisco

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Untitled

on Piedmont Avenue in Oakland

Hot Buy!
Hot Buy!

on the streets of Oakland

Head Scratcher
Head Scratcher

on the streets of Oakland

Bricks
Bricks

on the streets of Oakland

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Untitled

on the streets of Oakland

Break From Errands
Break From Errands

on Piedmont Avenue, Oakland

Pondering the Next Move
Pondering the Next Move

on Piedmont Avenue

Woman with Cane in Hat
Woman with Cane in Hat

At the deYoung Museum exhibit of Bruce Davidson photography

Minding the Dog
Minding the Dog

in the Montclair District of Oakland

Busted
Busted

One spies me taking his picture.

Least of These
Least of These

On the streets of Oakland. "And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." (Matthew 25:40) This is a new edit of one of my previously published photos.

Street Sleeper
Street Sleeper

Homeless on Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA

This is Her Spot
This is Her Spot

I see her here almost every day.

Ignored Advertising
Ignored Advertising

On the streets of Oakland, CA.

Pink Ladies
Pink Ladies

and a Thai Restaurant (Piedmont Avenue, Oakland)

Father and Son
Father and Son

I love the intensity on the little boy's face. (Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland, CA)

The Line for the Bathroom
The Line for the Bathroom

A homeless man waits to use the bathroom at Starbucks, Piedmont Avenue, Oakland

Man Having a Coffee
Man Having a Coffee

Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA

Cash Withdrawal
Cash Withdrawal

Homeless on Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA

Reading in the Sun
Reading in the Sun

Montclair District, Oakland, CA

Had Enough
Had Enough

I'd say that this little one has reached an "elegant sufficiency" of the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show.

Not a Shopper
Not a Shopper

Outside an electronics store in Emeryville, CA

Coffee
Coffee

I saw this well dressed gentleman quietly having a cup of coffee by himself at a shop in downtown Oakland. I noticed that he was the only one in sight not looking at an electronic screen.

Brisk Pace
Brisk Pace

A woman walks around Lake Merritt in Oakland. Lake Merritt was the United States first official wildlife refuge, established in 1870.

Larger Than Life
Larger Than Life

I saw this man with a group of street people. He was one of them, but "not". His demeanor and power evoked greater things than his crowd.

Man Pushing His Bike
Man Pushing His Bike

Homeless in Oakland, CA

City Service and Happy Faces
City Service and Happy Faces

A homeless woman sits outside the Alameda County Administration Building.

New World
New World

in Oakland's China Town

The Man Who Just Found a Bag
The Man Who Just Found a Bag

I watched this guy search through several garbage cans, each time coming away with nothing. Finally he returns with this paper bag in his hand. I don't know what he found.

To the Batmobile!
To the Batmobile!

A young superhero is ready to move.

Avocados
Avocados

Farmers' Market, Montclair District, Oakland

Great Shoes and Checks
Great Shoes and Checks

On Piedmont Ave, Oakland

Restless Sleep
Restless Sleep

Homeless on Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA

Man in a Hat
Man in a Hat

Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland, CA

Hmm... time for a pit stop?
Hmm... time for a pit stop?

A young traveler contemplates a European wax.

Picking Flowers from a Textile Garden
Picking Flowers from a Textile Garden

A shopper browses a discount rack on Lakeshore Avenue in Oakland.

Familiar Face
Familiar Face

I know you! An elderly resident of a nearby nursing home recognizes a friend.

Careworn
Careworn

There is a sad story written in the lines of this face.

The Flower Sale
The Flower Sale

An elderly gentleman offers his wares on Piedmont Avenue in Oakland.

Sports Page
Sports Page

On Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland, CA

You Don't Say!
You Don't Say!

Conversation at the Farmers' Market

Let's Eat
Let's Eat

Fresh oysters at the Oakland Montclair Farmers' Market

Mr. Big Stuff
Mr. Big Stuff

Styling on Piedmont Avenue, Oakland

Time to Unload
Time to Unload

Time to unload some heavy equipment at a local project

Packed
Packed

Most (if not all) of his possessions

Clogs
Clogs

a young woman surfs in Starbucks

A Little Help
A Little Help

A woman searches for something to give a homeless man

From Above
From Above

Two take a more detached interest in the music and dancing of Friday Night at the de Young (https://deyoung.famsf.org/programs/fridays)

The Listener
The Listener

She's dancing on the inside.

The Chairman
The Chairman

Friday night at the Oakland Museum of California

Night Beats
Night Beats

Every Friday night at the Oakland Museum of California there's music, dancing, art, and food trucks (http://museumca.org/)

All He Owns
All He Owns

And probably all he has to eat.

Break for the View
Break for the View

San Francisco and The Bay near Crissy Field

Photo Op!
Photo Op!

Group shot in front of a relatively famous bridge

The Kind Your Momma Warned You About
The Kind Your Momma Warned You About

You KNOW what I mean. The bar tender she's flirting with better watch out.

Clowning Around at Autumn Lights
Clowning Around at Autumn Lights

A young couple has fun taking pics at Oakland's Autumn Lights Festival.

Jamming in the Dark
Jamming in the Dark

Attendees at the Oakland Autumn Light Festival could rent zeroDB headphones. DJs spun 3 different music channels that could be heard only by those renting the headphones (seen lit up).

A Look Into Magic
A Look Into Magic

Inflated lit up plants create a surreal forest in Oakland

Photographer Reviews His Shot
Photographer Reviews His Shot

at Oakland's Autumn Lights Festival

Stripes and Sandals
Stripes and Sandals

Something has caught this cutie's attention.

Break Room
Break Room

He has claimed this staircase in a grocery store parking lot as his own.

Nowhere to Lay His Head
Nowhere to Lay His Head

A homeless man settles on a grocery store's parking lot stairway for a sundrenched nap.

Least of These
Least of These

Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Doing It Just Right
Doing It Just Right

This man removed a small scrap of carpet from his homemade bike trailer and then spent several minutes carefully folding the carpet. I don't know why.

All About That Bass
All About That Bass

But it wasn't Meghan Trainor on the jukebox - it was "Beat It" by Michael Jackson. The King of Pop got this woman moving.

Electric Bike Man
Electric Bike Man

Checking out Washington Square Park on his electric bike with an oxygen tank strapped to his back. -(photo processed with VSCOFILM emulating Fuji FP-3000B film)

Delivery Day
Delivery Day

Boxes are stacked up outside a North Beach restaurant as the staff starts to carry them inside.

Waiting for Help
Waiting for Help

He's waiting for help that may never arrive.

Anger Mismanagement
Anger Mismanagement

I was walking down San Pablo Avenue in Albany, CA and heard a commotion up ahead. This "man" was furiously yelling at this child. I did not see him strike the child but he was slapping the wall repeatedly beside the boy's head in a threatening manner. You can see the child was cowering and covering his head. The man yelled for me to "Keep walking!" I told him that I couldn't keep walking because he was abusing the child. A few more people were attracted by the scene. The guy stormed off back in to a restaurant when faced with people his own size. It was over so fast.

Daddy Time
Daddy Time
Uncle Sam and Chips and Dip
Uncle Sam and Chips and Dip

Even a national symbol needs a salty snack now and then.

Actual Size
Actual Size

Here's a fun exercise: Take a guess what this little boy is saying to his folks. I don't know the answer, but I do have several theories.

US Suffering Drug Scarcity
US Suffering Drug Scarcity
The Man Without a Coffee
The Man Without a Coffee

People come and go, carrying their frappes, coffees, and cappuccinos. He just doesn't even ask for money. Just watches us spending ours.

Two of her walking down the street
Two of her walking down the street
Waiting for the Streetcar
Waiting for the Streetcar
What's for dinner?
What's for dinner?
Aren't we all buddy...
Aren't we all buddy...

Aren't we all just living on a praryer.

A Man at BART
A Man at BART
Abbey Road
Abbey Road

What the Beatles would have looked like if they had been less successful and students at UC Berkeley.

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Daddy!
Daddy!

As I observed, this little one spotted his daddy and went running to him as the father kneeled down to his level. Both were so happy to see each other. The father's silhouette centered between the two of them was just a lucky accident.

The Stare
The Stare

A homeless man just stares as I take his picture.

Fishing at Dawn
Fishing at Dawn

On Kiahuna Beach, Kauai, Hawaii

(Natural) Play Structure
(Natural) Play Structure

The poet Joyce Kilmer wrote "I think I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree." Fill that tree with children? Even better.

Teamwork
Teamwork

Boy Scouts working together in a troop competition at camp.

Young Patriots
Young Patriots

Flashback to a 4th of July Parade many years ago.

Yumm
Yumm

He still likes to eat with gusto. (Jun 2000)

Juice Box
Juice Box

and time with Daddy.