The Haus of Hipstamatic located in San Francisco's South of Market District, opened it’s doors last Thursday for an exhibit featuring award-winning documentary photographer Rick Rocamora’s street images of San Francisco, entitled Fragments From My Mind’s Eye last week.
Rick’s keen observing eye, has captured daily city life we city folks seem to take for granted. Using his iPhone and various Hipstamatic lens-film settings, he walks the cities diverse multi-cultural streets, shooting interesting and unpredictable candid moments.
Street photography is unscripted, requiring an inquisitive roving eye to catch the subtleties that makes a photograph exceptional and different from just being a snapshot. It requires more than being at the right place at the right time, it requires being invisible and hoping the light is just right too.
All the images were 36x36 inches, printed on Hipstamatic’s scrolled print canvases with wooden pine dowels ends that have been stained in walnut. The canvases are coated with an invisible finish varnish, which not only archives the image for a century, but also protects against scuffing.
After viewing the exhibit and meeting with Rick, many patrons and guests ventured up to the rooftop for not only the wonderful view of the city south of Market, but also for the Happy Hour.
Rick Rocamora with long time friend and fellow photographer, Monica Lee
Fragments From My Mind’s Eye
Photographer Rick Rocamora
Jane lens with DC or Rock BW-11 film, processed in Snapseed
All photographs taken with an iPhone 4S by
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