Famed Photographer Todd Hido Celebrates Erica Tanov's 25th Anniversary With a Provocative Photo Book
Bay Area fashion girls worth their salt are well versed in the sartorial expressions of Berkeley designer Erica Tanov, who celebrates her line's 25th(!) anniversary this week with a very high-profile collaboration.
Thanks to the phenomenon of Instagram, photographers now transform our everyday lives into something more. By bringing magic to the mundane, Instagrammers have come to the forefront as influencers, leading lives that we lust for as we pore over their images in endless scrolling and liking. It is a new age for photojournalism. Here, meet five Bay Area photographers who made it thanks to Instagram.
It's hard to imagine a time when the image of Marilyn Monroe was not synonymous with glamour, but in 1949 the burgeoning starlet was just another struggling actress trying to make it in Hollywood.
For three years, between 2007 and 2010, San Francisco film editor Doug Walker travelled back and forth between the North Shore of Hawaii and his Bay Area home toting his video camera along with 30,000 old film slides and negatives containing images of surfers that had been snapped for Surfing magazine by notable photographers back in the 1970s. He had bought the magazine’s lost archive for just $800 at the Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena, and an idea struck: He would set out to find the subjects in the pictures and the lensmen who had captured them. With this, The Lost & Found Collection came to be.
In a hole-in-the-wall on Ross Alley between Washington and Jackson Streets in Chinatown, you'll find one the city's hidden gems, Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory.
All around the city, you can see gardens coming to life. It's time you get your self out there and get one going for yourself. Take advantage of all this rain and sunshine we're having, sow some seeds and get those plants going. Browse these pics, see some edibles and others that grow well in SF-it'll leave you wanting to get your hands dirty.
We took a moment to delve into one of San Francisco's most lively 'hoods. Chinatown is home to stacked apartments, street art, things to buy, eat, and drink. Check out one of the many countries within our diverse city.
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You've seen them - the skaters blazing down the steepest of San Francisco streets - and wondered, how the hell do they do that? We caught up with some local skateboarders in this week's Scenes of the City.