These images were taken along San Francisco's storied coastline, extending from Point Reyes, Ocean Beach and the Presidio cliffs, through the passage beneath the Golden Gate Bridge and along the notorious "Barbary Coast" to Fisherman's Wharf.
I started shooting this project in 2016 while working in an office near the Hyde Street Pier. When work went remote in 2020 during the "Grand Pause" and global pandemic, we started taking long walks along the coast after sheltering in isolation all day. It seemed important to feel blood buzz through our bodies and beat in rhythm with the ocean's eternal pulse, to tune in and listen carefully to the new kind of quiet enveloping the Golden Gate. 

Fleet of historic ships at Hyde Street Pier (inspired by JMW Turner)

Dredging barge in the San Francisco Bay

Rainbow crashing through an opening in the sky over downtown San Francisco

Sailing into port at Yacht Harbor before the storm 

Shipwreck of the "Lucky Lady," Baker Beach

Lea braves the storm beneath her umbrella, Baker Beach

Immigrant Point Overlook

Relics of Ocean Beach: the Dutch Windmill

Surf's Up in Summer Fog, Ocean Beach

Surf's Up in Summer Fog (Series), Ocean Beach

Surf's Up in Summer Fog (Series), Ocean Beach

Marie descends the sand ladder at Baker Beach

The Engagement, Baker Beach

Last Light, Ocean Beach

Coast Guard Cutter, Sausalito

Relics of Ocean Beach: the Cliff House restaurant

Moon over Alcatraz and the dome of the Palace of Fine Arts

Bay Bridge from Sausalito

Heart Rock, Land's End

The Visitors, Rodeo Beach

SF Noir: wartime relics at Fort Mason's Black Point

SF Noir: The Golden Gate Bridge

Container ship steaming out to sea, Marshall's Beach

From Land's End Labyrinth

Legion of Honor Museum Grounds

Fishers of Men, Ocean Beach

Man Overboard, Baker Beach

Will you wait for me?,  Mile Rock Beach

Sunset Cargo, Ocean Beach

SF Noir: Moon over the Cliff House and Ocean Beach

SF Noir: Readying the escape from Alcatraz

Moon over San Pablo Bay, China Camp

Relics of Ocean Beach: Coin-operated binocular viewer #1342, The Tower Optical Company

Golden Gate Bridge from Baker Beach

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