Friday, June 19, 2009

Introducing cable car girl: my SF photo shoot

I had heard about the project ‘I live here in SF’ a couple of months ago and I felt an instant connection to the author, tangobaby. When we met, we shared so many different experiences of the same city. We talked about movies, restaurants, and hidden alleyways. She made me feel very comfortable doing my first San Francisco photo shoot with her.

A year ago, I started writing cable car confessions, which has been a wonderful way of capturing the magic of this city, the interesting people we meet, and their unique stories. This is why I wanted to be photographed for her San Francisco project. It allows us all to meet the locals of SF and discover what their neighborhoods’ mean to them. 

Seven years ago, this city had a pull for me. I would visit on weekends and sit in at the Crepe House on Polk Street to people watch and wish I was living here. As San Franciscans, we all have roommates, love connections, strange experiences, tough times, food suggestions and muni stories to share.

Last week, Tangobaby and I did a photo shoot around my neighborhood. We went down to the end of the cable car line to find an empty car. We asked the conductor (he’s in one of the photos) if we could use the cable car for our blogs. I really like the photos on the cable car, but let me tell you a little secret. While we were taking the pictures, there was another conductor taking a cat nap on the inside of the cable car. 

Enjoy, let me know what you think and tell me the stories and memories that these pictures bring. Without further ado...introducing cable car girl 

10 comments:

Sasha said...

love the black and white picture..!! hope you have a great weekend!

Jules said...

I LOVE that! Way cool!

Dollface said...

awww... love it.... thanks for sharing with us!! xxooo

Unknown Mami said...

The photos of you are stunning. You look amazing.

You know, I moved here from LA too and once I got here I fell in love with city.

Have you ever been to the concrete slides in the Castro. They are off of 20th. Pretty cool. I love taking people there.

Pink Peony said...

You look lovely. She is great at taking photos. I checked out the rest of her work and was impressed.

Tori said...

It is such a good idea to share your feeling with other person.I like your blog and here you share some felling with us is a great for us.

April Marie Claire said...

What a fabulous idea, I love the Castro district as well, and she is amazing at taking photos too.

tanya said...

wow, amazing---you look beautiful!!!

Underfunded Heiress said...

I love your photo shoot. Beautiful photos! I love all of them especially the blue door photos. btw, you have the prettiest eyes!

These photos make me really really want to visit SF soon!

ALFIE said...

love the photo shoot and blog post for "I live here SF"!!!

those pictures are AWESOME!