“After Used” cardboard + photo reprint, 2013

“After Used” cardboard + photo reprint, 2013

“The vivid packaging color of the batteries caught my eye during one of our many trips to the store here in Melbourne. When the contents were finished, I started to excavate the icons into the usual building silhouettes. At the … Continue reading

Lonely Landscapes of San Francisco

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MUNI train on a roundabout track making its way inbound from the Sunset District

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1960’s apartments with overhanging MUNI wires.

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A few notes on this series of drawings I’ve been making on the Sunset District of San Francisco. This neighborhood sort of haunts me in my dreams somehow. It’s such a lonely place. Perhaps I find it lonely because I’ve never lived in this neighborhood. Though for a time I had a girlfriend that lived in this area as she was going to school at SF State. During this time I was attending SF City College up near Ocean Avenue and I would ride my bike all over the neighborhoods in the area. There’s just this distinct feel to this part of the city that is unlike any other place in the Bay Area. I’ve taken lots of photos over the years with the hopes of making more drawings. When and if I am ever finished with this project I would like to have a show somewhere along Ocean Avenue or up on Taraval Street or anywhere along the Avenues. Perhaps I’ll title the exhibit Lonely Landscapes.

Downtown Brooklyn Architecture

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A Wooden Carriage House

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Apartment in Carol Gardens

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A beautiful silhouette of an old building in a parking lot. Old town vernacular.

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Carriage house

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Carriage House converted into a house

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Clapboard Town House

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Parking attendant and trailer home

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A Latin American Pentecostal church

Fulton Street Mall in Brooklyn, New York

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Old and New architecture in a city that constantly grows taller.

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Kids hanging out at the Fulton Street Mall after school. You can spot the latest fashion trends in youth culture on this street.

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There are many street vendors selling anything from cell phone cases to African beads here. Lots of friendly folks here willing to make a deal.

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Though there are lots of small independent retailers here there is also a Macy’s department store on this street.

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The entrance to the Fulton Street Mall coming from Borough Hall. Downtown Brooklyn is alive and thriving. Note the skyscraper.

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Layers of advertisement and the history of a retail district all on the storefronts and facades of the buildings. It always pays to look up.

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The warm weather inspired a walk down Brooklyn’s Fulton Street Mall with my camera. Perhaps one of the most lively parts of Brooklyn, this street is an excellent place to buy sneakers and clothes for the summer weather ahead. There are lots of great places to sit and watch the shoppers and pedestrians pass you by. Be on your toes because this is Brooklyn at its most frenetic pace.

Vector Drawing of Storefronts on 125th Street in Harlem

Vector Drawing of Storefronts on 125th Street in Harlem

  Walking along 125th Street in Harlem you get to see some wonderful signs hanging above the storefronts. When I saw these signs I knew I had to take a photo!  Afterwards I made the above vector drawing.  These vector images … Continue reading

The Three Heroes

One of my favorite buildings in Almaty Kazakhstan. This building was dedicated to the three heroes that fought and died against the Nazi’s in WWII.

The building is really beautiful! I’ve made a few paintings of this building over the years.