Me’n’Streets of San Francisco – by Juan Carlos

Streets of San Francisco

Photographer Juan Carlos, based between San Francisco and El Salvador, shares a series of photos of San Francisco streets.

This project was started as diversion to life and the idea was planted after a conversation with a good friend and photographer Emilio Bañuelos; he said “ I lost so many photographs because I boxed myself as a photojournalist instead of being a photographer”. So I ventured into photographing objects and people in front of me through walks and other things. Carrying my camera every day and everywhere waiting or stumbling upon subjects, which I thought were interesting or informational inside the 7×7 city, creating images showing my personal view of that day at that moment, without a previous back story or research as I usually would while working on a reportage or long term project. This is a reflection of me and the streets of San Francisco.

I do not consider myself a street photographer but I like shooting street scenes. It is a very instructive experience, learning new approaches, which I later apply when shooting, stories. Nowadays, I continue to shoot street life as a way to add pictures to present a certain issue which I a working on or just my personal view of what I see during my travels.

The images in this project have been created using analog cameras: Holga 120, Nikon F3 HP, Leica M6 and a Hasselblad (panoramic) XPan with chrome and black & white film in order to shy away from quick response given by digital cameras.

See more photos on the Me’n’Streets of San Francisco tumblr.

Streets of San Francisco

Streets of San Francisco

Streets of San Francisco

Streets of San Francisco

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