This group was walking through Alamo Square after Bay to Breakers when I photographed them.
I can’t think of another race in which a participant would dress up as a ballerina or stop halfway through to message her friends on her BlackBerry. But this is San Francisco, and this is Bay to Breakers.
Leica M8 with 40mm Leica Summicron-M, processed in Adobe Lightroom.
The juxtaposition between this awkward looking couple and the advertisement was too good to ignore. Click on the image for the actual, uncropped version.
When I lived in France, I made monthly treks to Galignani and the Village Voice in Paris to stock up on American novels. Galignani is supposedly the first English language bookstore in Europe—yeah, that’s right!—and Philip Roth is, along with Paul Auster, probably the most popular American novelist in France. Here’s Roth’s latest, Indignation, on display at Galignani in April 2010.
At this red light, two bikers look left and two look right. Who’s going to come out ahead? My money is on the woman with the Kookai bag.
This young man takes a break from his kitchen to smoke a cigarette, standing just out of the shadows and in the light on the Boulevard des Italiens.
This man in a suit typed furiously on his BlackBerry while he sat at a red light near St. Germain. As the light turns to green, he places his phone back in his pocket before he pedals away.