Tag Archives: Humanity

San Franciscans As They Live Today, 15 September 2014 (Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity)

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Good Evening:

A miscellaneous collection of photographs of San Franciscans as they are, in love, in solitude, together, apart. I took many shots in bad light, so I converted them to black and white and performed other edits in iPhoto to conceal as many flaws and bring out as many virtues as possible.

The Morning's First Cup of Coffee, Starbucks, Market & Stockton, San Francisco, 14 September 2014

The Morning’s First Cup of Coffee, Starbucks, Market & Stockton, San Francisco, 14 September 2014

Sometimes, the Male Species Makes Itself Useful

Sometimes, the Male Species Makes Itself Useful, Market & Stockton, San Francisco, 9/14/2014

The Wedding Party & Photographer, Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco

The Wedding Party & Photographer, Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco

Solitude, East Stairway of the Metreon, San Francisco

Solitude, East Stairway of the Metreon, San Francisco

Chess Players Outside the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

Chess Players Outside the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

New Shoes & Dinner, Powell Street, San Francisco

New Shoes & Dinner, Powell Street, San Francisco

Bicyclist in Front of City Hall, San Francisco

Bicyclist in Front of City Hall, San Francisco

Three-Wheeled Scooter, Divisadero & Haight, San Francisco

Three-Wheeled Scooter, Divisadero & Haight, San Francisco

Three Men & a Scooter, Market Near 6th Street, San Francisco

Three Men & a Scooter, Market Near 6th Street, San Francisco

Waiting for the Boss to Open the Store, Saturday Morning, San Francisco

Waiting for the Boss to Open the Store, Saturday Morning, San Francisco

Crossing Mission Near 4th Street, San Francisco

Crossing Mission Near 4th Street, San Francisco

Discussing Politics on the City Hall Steps, San Francisco

Discussing Politics on the City Hall Steps, San Francisco

Finally, this young lady, so obsessed with the fine art of the selfie that she bought a camera attachment that helps her take better pictures of herself. Now that is vanity. Or tremendous self-confidence. I can never tell the difference.

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Vonn Scott Bair

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Street People in San Francisco, Saturday, 13 September 2014. (Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity)

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Good Morning:

Saturday morning had me up and running early, performing chores. For starters, I bought breakfast for the actors, directors and playwrights participating in a 24-hour theater festival (where you write, rehearse and perform a set of short plays in 24 hours, and yes it can be done). No matter where I went up and down Market Street, I saw something like this:

Market Street Near 7th, 13 September 2014

Market Street Near 7th, 13 September 2014

At 7:00 a.m. on a weekend morning, San Francisco’s homeless are still asleep on Market Street. Something so obvious to me now to which I had been so oblivious before: old age. Our homeless population has aged before our eyes and now they have to cope with advancing years.

Powell & Ellis, San Francisco, 13 September 2014

Powell & Ellis, San Francisco, 13 September 2014

And with age comes increasing physical disabilities. Oblivious me, I had never noticed the canes and wheelchairs before.

Powell Street Cable Car Turnaround, San Francisco, 13 September 2014

Powell Street Cable Car Turnaround, San Francisco, 13 September 2014

Sutter & Powell Streets, San Francisco, 13 September 2014

Sutter & Powell Streets, San Francisco, 13 September 2014

Market Street, near Stockton and 4th Streets, San Francisco, 13 September 2014

Market Street, near Stockton and 4th Streets, San Francisco, 13 September 2014

Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco, 13 September 2014

Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco, 13 September 2014

Polk Street Near Fulton, San Francisco, 12 September 2014

Polk Street Near Fulton, San Francisco, 12 September 2014

San Francisco has one of the largest gaps between the richest and poorest in America, and that gap becomes most obvious early on Saturday morning.

All photos taken Saturday, 13 September 2014 (except for the last, 8:00 a.m., 12 September 2014) with my point-and-shoot, cropped, edited and converted to B&W using iPhoto.

Vonn Scott Bair