Oh, St. Patrick’s Day. How we love your lucky leprechaun jigs, green beer and authentic Irish pinching traditions.
To celebrate this debaucherous holiday, we’re holding another 7x7 Flash Mob, so grab those camera phones and snap whatever you’re doing throughout the day on March 17. Sitting on the sidelines of the parade? Guzzling pints at the pub? Eating a killer plate of corned beef and cabbage? Just email your photo to our Flickr group at firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured on 7x7’s site. Be sure to include a title in the subject line and a short description of where you are with your email address in the body (so we can let you know when your photo's up and if you've won a $100 gift certificate to Harris’ restaurant).
The SF Chronicle has a collection of photos relating to the Bay Bridge Closure online and they are really interesting. Particularly worth checking out are the ones showing the highways leading to and from the bridge, the bridge tolls, and the bridge itself eerily devoid of traffic. It looks like somebody Photoshopped all the cars from the pictures.
Pushbike SF is a small clothing and accessory shop on 24th & Treat Ave owned by cycling enthusiasts. In addition to selling sweet and stylish new and vintage cycling gear, Pushbike hosts photo and art shows with work from local artists. Swing by Pushbike this Friday from 6-9 for the opening of "Everyone on Bike," a collection of photos celebrating San Francisco's everyday cyclists by Jonathan Koshi. Photos will be available to buy in a variety of sizes and formats, ranging from note card sets to framed (and unframed) poster sizes. Beer provided by Pushbike.
Joby's bendy, twisty, wrap-able and hang-able tripods are always useful when taking a photo, but as the actual medium for your creation? We'd never considered it before taking a peek at the Joby Inspired pop-up store and gallery going on now in Hayes Valley. The company has paired with designers like Envelope AD and Derek Chen to create art installations using their signature flexible products, and the resulting pieces–including dolls, a boa-like lamp and web-like walls–are on display now through October 10th at 582 Hayes Street.
Charles Gatewood's viewfinder is a window to the American underground, both cultural and sexual. Throughout his 40-year career, he's captured iconic shots of the Beats, portrayed Wall Street as a ghost town of lines, angles, and lost souls, and pulled sexual fetishism out of behind-closed-door obscurity. In conjunction with the release of A Complete Unknown, Gatewood's limited edition book of Bob Dylan photos, the Robert Tat Gallery will host "Celebrity!", an exhibition of some of the photographer's rarer snapshots of celebrities from the 60s and 70s, opening September 3. Famous faces in the exhibit include Al Green, Ginsberg, Dylan, Burroughs, Abbie Hoffman, and Rod Stewart (in a time when he was actually pretty cool).
The latest show to hit SF Art Exchange, “Chairman of the Board. Knight of the Realm,” chronicles the careers of Frank Sinatra and Sir Elton John by famed British photographer Terry O'Neill. Lining opposite walls of the gallery space, this rare solo exhibition pits 20+ photographs of an effortlessly polished Sinatra against 20+ of a quirkily dynamic John. Masterfully arranged in a mix of both black-and-white and color, the show tells not only of the men being shot but also sheds light on the man behind the camera. We caught up with the talented Terry O’Neill at last week’s preview event at the Clift to talk photography, music and celebrity.
When did you become interested in photography?
The Golden Gate Bridge, cityscapes, and rolling fog doesn't cut it?
This week I'm feeling my inner homebody looming large. More than ever, there seems to be a resurgence of spending more time nesting, and entertaining at home. The economy's got everyone a bit down, I know, but there's also an upside to slowing down a little, spending more time with family and friends within the confines of your own comfy dwelling. You can take pride in the smallest tasks, like canning & preserving, or painting a room a sunny bright color, or washing your linens by hand in some lavender scented water. It feels good to get back to the basics and appreciate the simpler things in life. So this week in Sfgirlbybay's Seven for 7x7, we're taking some time out for a few moments of zen.