3D City: Dolores Tower


3D City is a year long stereoscopic photography project by Doctor Popular

Along with the typical Wachoski and hunky Jesus spottings, you’re likely to spot these acrobats doing their thing in Dolores Park once or twice a week. I’m not exactly sure which group this was, but I’m thinking it could be AcroYoga. If you know, share some info in the comments. Shot with my Nimlso 3D camera on Kodak T-Max film.
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Bad Blood with Joshua Cobos: Muses

Every now and then, photographer Joshua Cobos shoots a roll of film just for us, picks his 13 favorites, and we publish them here and it’s called “Bad Blood.” It used to be weekly but it’s become more sporadic since Joshua’s move to Los Angeles a few months back. He still comes back to SF every chance he gets (which is great for all of us) but regardless of where he shoots his rolls, it’s always a joy to get a peek inside his process with each new edition. Here’s what Joshua has to say about this week’s spread:

Beauty and muses are difficult concepts for me sometimes. Muses by their nature are not permanent so I’m constantly coming to a crossroad where people are coming and going out of my life as they please. Beauty on the other hand can be quite subjective. I’ve known many muses that desire to work with as many artists as possible so they can see all the different reflections and interpretations of themselves. On the rare occasion, I myself have been a muse for an artist. It’s rewarding and a momentary relief from the stress of work and reality.

Thanks, Joshua! Be sure to follow him on Instagram and on Twitter. Ten more shots after the jump:

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3D City: This Is It


3D City is a year long stereoscopic photography project by Doctor Popular

Couldn’t resist snapping off a photo of this snazzy poster being hung in the SoMa. The artist’s name is Susan O’Malley and you can find more of her work at Romer Young Gallery in SF. More poster shots, and some scenes from outside of Different Fur Studios below. Shot with my Nimlso 3D camera on Kodak T-Max film.
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Look at this picture of Sutro Tower

[via Erica-Lee Lick]

Bad Blood with Joshua Cobos: Thrift Town

Every now and then, photographer Joshua Cobos shoots a roll of film just for us, picks his 13 favorites, and we publish them here and it’s called “Bad Blood.” It used to be weekly but it’s become more sporadic since Joshua’s move to Los Angeles a few months back. He still comes back to SF every chance he gets (which is great for all of us) but regardless of where he shoots his rolls, it’s always a joy to get a peek inside his process with each new edition. This edition, as you can see, finds Joshua back in SF for a spell (woohoo!):

The Thrift Town photo is purely an homage to the times I spent there looking for anything and nothing, to Teen Witch who I know loves that place. The place kind of served as a reminder that the city was slowly changing. Over the years I lived there I watched the price of thrift rise. At first slowly, then to a point where clothing and used electronics became indistinguishable in price from the antique / vintage stores in the mission. Thrift Town and stuff left out on the street by San Franciscans is how I decorated my apartments. These photos were shot over a four day trip I took to SF at the beginning of June.

Thanks, Joshua! Be sure to follow him on Instagram and on Twitter. Ten more shots after the jump:

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Twin photo openings at the SF Museum at the Mint, starring longtime SF internet notables

Twin openings inside the old mint! The first one is a group show, but you probably know Brian Brophy better as superstar blogger The Tens from Tumblr. The second one is by a guy named Troy Holden who way back in 2007 and 2008 was known as Plug1 and did a (now-defunct) blog called “What I’m Seeing” where he posted daily pics of his routine roaming around SF. It was like Instagram waaaaaaaaaaaay before Instagram, and it was inspiring. Now he’s doing portraits of his neighbors! Here’s the deal:

The San Francisco Museum at the Mint in collaboration with the North of Market/Tenderloin Community Benefit District presents “Neighbors”, 50 environmental portraits by Troy Holden as a photographic essay of the Tenderloin, South of Market, and Mid-Market neighborhoods.

“Side Walks” is a collection of photographs made in downtown San Francisco by Bay Area photographers Chris Beale, Brian Brophy, Reynaldo Cayetano Jr., Brandon Doran, Troy Holden, David Root and Oscar Santos.

Zines available for sale.

Yeahhhh, zines too! RSVP and invite your friends!

3D City: Beeautiful People


3D City is a year long stereoscopic photography project by Doctor Popular

Jei Cheetah, seen above rocking a two handed yo-yo routine, has been a regular at the yearly Bay Area Classic competition in Golden Gate Park. There aren’t many furries competing at yo-yo competitions these days, but I’m kind of hoping this is a trend we’ll see grow. Not just in yo-yoing… table tennis, climbing, skiing, everywhere. Put a fuzzy red fox suit on a pitcher and I bet it’d make baseball more fun to watch.

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3D City: The Birdmen of 16th Street


3D City is a year long stereoscopic photography project by Doctor Popular

San Francisco’s “Swan” (or sometimes “Birdman”) can most often be found feeding the pigeons at 16th and Mission. Where he’s been hanging out and selling his daily newsletter’s for the last decade. Though he’s usually by himself, there’s been another dude that’s been joining him for about an hour a day to feed the pigeons. The two don’t talk much to each other, in fact I don’t think they even know each other’s names, though you can find them sitting by each other around noon at the 16th st BART.

If you see Swan, please consider donating a couple bucks for his most recent newsletter (or “rag” as he calls it), which features his own drawings, poetry, and ramblings.

[Most of these photos were taken on my old Nimslo 3D camera with Ilford HP5 film except for the wide shot above, which was done on my Lumix 3D1] More shots after the bump.
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Awesome photo of Valencia Street by Google Maps

3D City: Fun and Games


3D City is a year long stereoscopic photography project by Doctor Popular

Now that The Galley is doing their thing at Clooney’s Pub, I’ve spent more time hanging out there than I did the 3 years that I lived directly across the street. Some regulars pass the time playing pool or liar’s dice, and occasionally you’ll hear some really weird tune, like Los Pikadientes de Caborca’s tuba heavy cover of “Billie Jean“, blasting on the jukebox.

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