Sunday, August 18, 2019

Wind (enhanced)

Reflections modified by the wind (and by me desaturating the image and adjusting the contrast, but the wind did the hard work).

Afternoon shadows on the skyline

Before the fog rolled in...

Silver on concrete

How have I not posted photos of this sculpture before? Was I too enamored of the fountain? (Short answer: yes.)

Mission Bay - Black, White, and Gray

I have one more gallery to share today: from another autumn walk, this time in the Mission Bay neighborhood.  Which wasn't a neighborhood when I was growing up: it was an industrial district.  So much has changed...

Contemporary San Francisco in Black, White, and Gray

Monochrome architectural images from San Francisco's Mission Bay District by A.E. Graves

San Francisco's Mission District in Red

I'm sharing selectively from my new WordPress photo site, where I now have some fancier galleries working.  Here is a small collection of images using Lomography Redscale, shot during the fierce sunlight and cold shadows of autumn.

San Francisco's Mission District in Red

The Mission District, my favorite neighborhood, in Lomography Rescale: photographs by A.E. Graves

Infrared Hawaii

I mentioned that I set up a WordPress blog for my fine art photography back in July, but I haven't told you that I have posted to it.  And so, I'll share:

Aloha from (Infrared) Hawaii

Infrared photos from Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii, by A.E. Graves

Friday, August 16, 2019

Thursday, August 15, 2019

I have started another photo blog

No, really.  Not a joke.

I'm trying to show a little more life on my fine art photography portfolio site, where my frivolous photo diary posts here don't quite fit.  Also, I want to share collections easily, without doing lots of coding to get a gallery set up properly.  We'll see if I keep it up! :)

Words About Images at

Posts about photography experiments (also known as play), with a fine art bent by A.E. Graves

Sunday, August 11, 2019

So much growth...

When my parents come back to visit, they barely recognize entire neighborhoods, which are changing every week... 

All of this makes me so glad I used to take walks in the mid 00s to photograph warehouses and gravel yards that used to be in this (Mission Bay) area...

New piers

We are getting new piers at the Ferry Building...  it is interesting to watch how they are made.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Like glamorous lungs...

The piece in the SFMoMA Far Out show made me want to learn a bit more about Neri Oxman, who is... many things.  Here is a nice profile from Elle (not where I would expect to go to read about a sculptor/architect with a Ph.D. from MIT):

Neri Oxman Has All the Answers (

The designer and architect Neri Oxman carefully makes her way up the steps to the stage of MIT's Kresge Auditorium. It's late February, and Oxman, a tenured professor at the school who wears a black top, black velvet pants, and high black patent leather stiletto, is nearly seven months pregnant...

Friday, August 9, 2019

Night lights, construction-style


SFMoMA Thursday night favorites

So yes: Snøhetta stairs; two scenes from Far Out: Suits, Habs, & Labs for Outer Space (another Apollo 11 tribute), one of various interpretations of spacesuits, the other (the one that looks like lungs) Neri Oxman's Qamar (Moon) Wearable; and lastly, the 7th floor women's restroom, because THOSE COLORS!  (A similar photo kicked off my revival of this blog.)  I find the highly saturated new restrooms irresistible.  Especially the violet one.

Aside: I was there with KP, and he knows several people who have work in the exhibit.  And he didn't know this.  So, Public Service Announcement: If I ever have work of any kind in SFMoMA, I WILL TELL YOU.  I WILL MAKE SUCH NEWS INESCAPABLE.  I WILL ANSWER THE PHONE WITH, "HELLO, HAVE YOU SEEN MY WORK AT SFMOMA - IT IS ON DISPLAY NOW!!"  I WOULD CALL BACK TELEMARKETERS TO YELL THIS TO THEM.  I WOULD EVEN LOG BACK INTO HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE, AWFUL FB TO TELL PEOPLE, THAT'S HOW MUCH I WOULD SHARE IT.   And, you would come to see it, possibly more than once, of course.

Not shown here, but also much enjoyed: New Work by Erin Shirreff ( 

Thursday leanings

I know, I know: I've taken too many photos of the stairwells in the new Snøhetta expansion of SFMoMA.  But... but...  Look at those lines!!  It is too tempting.  (Also, if I drew it, you'd think I was just making up the top center part, wouldn't you - admit it!)