Using David Rumsey's archives and Google Earth, I present a tour of San Francisco's Treasure Island with the plans of the 1939 World's Fair overlaid in a 3D model.
The cotton candy man slowly strolled through Justin Herman Plaza, a melancholy glare affixed to his tired face with a 12 foot tower of fluffy multicolored spun sugar soaring over his head. As I turned to notice him, his reflection echoed in the large puddle between us. And there the scene unfolded: this solitary and poignant […]
Well I’m not exactly getting rid of my SLRs and my army of lenses, but all that gear has been locked away for the past week. A little viewfinder camera has hit the market that scratches me right where I itch. Since the advent of digital cameras, I’ve been waiting and waiting for the killer small […]
Most visiting or passing through Point Reyes Station in Northern California have at least glanced at the huge brick and mortar eyesore and probably have not even given it a [...]
Thank you for the overwhelming response to my 1906 + Today Earthquake photo mashups. In one week in August 2012, the story of my photo mashups hit the front pages of dozens of major websites including MSN, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Digg, Reddit, Popular Science, the Daily Mail UK, SFGate, KQED, Laughing Squid, the New York Daily. […]
At 5:12 AM on April 18, 1906, San Franciscans woke up to a quick jolt. For the next 25 seconds, all was silent. And then it hit hard–42 seconds of intense shaking. Buildings fell, sinkholes in the streets opened up, railroad tracks bent, and collapsing bricks crushed cable cars sheltered for the night in the […]