3D City: Pillow Fight

Another Valentine’s Day, another massive Pillow Fight in Justin Herman Plaza. This year I brought my Nimslo camera and a roll of Fuji’s 800 ISO film. These explosions of feathers and streaks of light are what I came back with. Since this is my fifth installment of 3D City, I’ve also attached a little bonus image at the bottom. It’s an unedited scan, so you can see how the shots look straight off my camera.
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Fun with puddles and BART

[via Ariel Dovas]

Bad Blood with Joshua Cobos: I’m Heading up to San Francisco this Weekend

Every now and then, the now-LA-based but still SF-devoted photographer Joshua Cobos shoots a roll of film just for us. He picks the best 13 shots and we call it “Bad Blood with Joshua Cobos.” Here’s a message from Joshua:

I’m heading up to San Francisco this weekend for Noise Pop. Allan and I agreed to start Bad Blood during one of the shows of the weeklong fest. I remember Lizzy and I talking too loudly while Mac from Superchunk was playing ‘Driveway to Driveway’ at the Swedish American Hall. Another concertgoer sternly hushed us in a stage whisper. We had become those people at the show that talk too loud. The three of us then slunk up ashamedly to the balcony where they bought me a beer and asked about my on again off again relationship with Ashley. I was living off Mcallister then and I think about that neighborhood all the time. For now, the bay every three or four months or is almost enough to not feel too far away.

Thanks, Joshua! Glad you and Ashley are having fun down in LA! See you at Noise Pop!

Ten more shots after the jump:

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3D City: SoMa Gray

Spent most of January doing contract work in the SoMa. I brought my Nimslo 3D camera along for the walk to work each day and I’m digging how the SoMa looks on a roll of Ilford HP5.
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Bad Blood with Joshua Cobos: Los Angeles Is Fun

Every now and then, the now-LA-based but still SF-devoted photographer Joshua Cobos shoots a roll of film just for us. He picks the best 13 shots and we call it “Bad Blood with Joshua Cobos.” Here’s what Joshua has to say about this edition:

Los Angeles is fun. There are photo stores in this town that can’t believe anyone still shoots film so I can buy the lot of it for hella cheap. Everyone here is trying to be professional and “make it”. I’m waking up sometimes at 6 AM just to walk the streets, see what I can find. My style lately has been influenced by Bill Cunningham, the Los Angeles Public Library and a book I saw in SF’s Japantown, Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat

Thanks, Joshua! Ten more shots (and a complete list of previous editions of “Bad Blood”) after the jump:

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3D City: The Blessing Of the Doggies

One rainy Sunday I headed down to Dolores to watch the ceremonial blessing of the Doggie Diner Heads. On hand for the event where Sister Dana Van Iquity (from the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence), Ed Holmes, John Law, and a small crowd of dog lovers.
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Selfie in progress

[via Joshua Cobos]

The Mission at night

[via Annie Southworth]

And thus the revolution was begun

Right? The hipster resistance! Like Hemingway characters but a little twee.

Just kidding — that’s just Justin Navarro (of The Galley and a BFF show that’s airing right now) and Cody Frost (of codyfrost.com) hanging out at El Rio.

3D City: Puddle Jumper

Crooked rain, fine grains. I’ve been taking advantage of these wet days as a chance to break in my new Nimslo 3D camera.
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