Last Friday in San Francisco, the day started with the most amazing cloud patterns filling the sky. It stopped me in my tracks as I left for my morning run inspiring me to shoot an image to post on my Instagram feed.
Later in the day, fortunately, the clouds were still gorgeous. As I walked my neighborhood, I started to visualize the city scenes around me in black and white. Seeing the interplay of the graphic elements – the overhead wires criss-crossing the streets, the buildings and the trees with the backdrop of the clouds above.
I had a great time studying the contrasting textures, lines and angles and appreciating the details of the city and sky in monochrome.
“I work from awkwardness. By that I mean I don’t like to arrange things. If I stand in front of something, instead of arranging it, I arrange myself.”
~ Diane Arbus
“To acquire knowledge, one must study;
but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.”
― Marilyn Vos Savant
“The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.”
The images in this series were shot with my IPhone 5S and processed with Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.