passing by strangers
an evolving digital photography series of sidewalk encounters in San Francisco's
greater Tenderloin neighborhood. These photos are gut shots
or images taken while holding a camera on gut level. This project
explores the ephemeral moment of passing by strangers and
the various forms of how human life is revealing itself on the side walks
of the Tenderloin. With this project I'm intending to capture the mostly
unconscious moment of passing by a stranger. a moment of being on autopilot,
without realizing the person one just passed by. The Tenderloin is a melting
pot of almost all cultures from around the world. It also attracts all
kinds of misfits, the stranded, the addicts, the homeless and the mentally
challenged. There are also kids growing up, some lonely old timers are
still around and the better of people
from the hills above are hurrying through on their way to or from work.
the selected images, which are part of hundreds of images taken on daily
(side)walks through the San Francisco Tenderloin. The following sequence
has been taken between 2005 and 2007.
more images check out Tenderloin net.
by strangers is a digital snapshot interpretation of the Americans
by Robert Frank
"Anybody doesnt like these pitchers dont like potry,see? Anybody
dont like potry go home see Television shots of big hatted cowboys being
tolerated by kind horses." Quote from the introduction to the Americans
by Jack Kerouac