Bad Blood with Joshua Cobos: Spring Break

Every week, photographer Joshua Cobos shoots a roll of film just for us. He picks the best 13 photos and we post them here, and it’s called “Bad Blood with Joshua Cobos.” Here’s what Joshua has to say about this week’s installment:

I’d been saving a roll of Portra 800 in my fridge for too long. A friend let me know that she was on spring break and she’d never been to the SFMOMA before so I took her there on a quiet Tuesday afternoon. The Dutch artist Rineke Dijkstra has a retrospective up now. She’s been a strong inspiration of mine since I first viewed her work last winter. A contemporary female artist that is constantly pushing psychological barriers, heavy and emotionally compelling photographs shot on film. This series also includes a walk through the Haight with DJ Jackie Sugarlumps, in my opinion the vinyl queen of San Francisco. Fellow photographer Amy Harrity also joined me on a jaunt through some of the Richmond’s storefront aquariums, sneaking around dark and damp hallways snapping photos and doing our best not to get kicked out.

Thanks, Joshua! Ten more shots after the jump:

12 Responses to “Bad Blood with Joshua Cobos: Spring Break”

  1. Fyodor says:

    Ha! That mural of the mushroom and flower lined garden path was painted by my friend back when we were in high school. The years (and a couple disrespectful taggers) have not been kind to it, although the colors have held up well.

  2. bilbo says:

    Great post :)

  3. Crystal says:

    Myspace called and said NICE SELF PORTRAIT DUDE.

    Just kidding. Love the mural shot with Jackie.

  4. nlb says:

    Josh, your photos are KILLER!!!

    comment on the 6th Ave plant/fish store: do NOT buy your fish here! Our goldfish died within a matter of HOURS after bringing them home. We read reviews afterward that said the fish aren’t very healthy and the water gets circulated through all of the tanks (gross).

  5. Mish says:

    That girl Amy Harrity is stunning. These photos are stunning. Great work.

  6. Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

    I especially like this one:×378.jpg

    The reflection on the glass makes it.

  7. Think_for_Me says:

    Ah, the narrative of the carefree white San Franciscan continues…

    • Captain Obvious says:

      So, because these people are in photographs and be cause this guy takes them, and occasionally these people like to go out and do things. They don’t care about anything?

    • Nathalie says:

      I’m actually half-white and in one of the photos… judge much!

  8. BeanBoy2k says: