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UPDATE: #100DaysofCivicValley

For the last few weeks, I've taken a break from my 100 Day Project - #100DaysofCivicValley. If the truth is told, I found myself a bit overwhelmed with the project.

I've worked in the Hayes Valley/Civic Center neighborhood for nearly five years. What I found by beginning #100DaysofCivicValley was how tolerant I had become about what I saw (and what I didn't) on the streets of San Francisco. That realization of acceptance was distressing. Yes, of course we can say my hiatus was because of my wedding and my spending time with family - but we should be honest - I felt bad about what I was seeing.

Seeing trauma, grime, fear, craziness, opulence, hip-ness and wealth mingle together in such obliviousness was really prodding me to see beyond the random street shot.

And that's why I've decided to begin again. Because that's what photography (street or otherwise) is supposed to do - grab your heart, break it open and compel you to act. It should bring each of us just an inch closer to each other and show us that we are more alike than different. Great art prepares our hearts, minds and souls for growth.

So here's to a few more days of CivicValley (71 to be exact) and revealing more of the neighborhood and life of San Francisco. 

the 100 days project - 2016

The 100 Days Project is beginning this Tuesday, April 19 and continuing for (get this...) 100 days! If you'd like more information about the project check out Elle Luna's interview on The Great Discontent. Last year I took 100 photos of what I was thinking and feeling. This year I've chosen something a bit different. I'm thrilled to share #100DaysofCivicValley.

San Francisco is a set of small towns inside a big city. Each neighborhood has its own personality. Its own food, architecture, character and people. From block to block the nature of San Francisco shows through.

Over the past five years I've worked on the border of Hayes Valley and Civic Center, a place I lovingly call CivicValley, in the heart of San Francisco. I've seen many changes. Businesses and buildings have come and gone. The people and character of the neighborhoods have changed as the years have moved forward. I thought is was about time to document the beating heart of CivicValley. Welcome to #100daysofCivicValley.

I'm will be sharing this work on Instagram and Facebook, as well as building a special page on the site to gather the work... I look forward to your following and feedback.

Are you participating?? Please drop a note below because I'd love to follow your work!

into the deep [online show]

For the past year - I've been working on a photography project - Smart Girls Don't Get Married. Today my work is shown on the lovely Catherine Just's website - as part of an amazing group show [into the deep.].

I am so excited to see where this project and others lead in the coming year! Photography is a deep passion of mine and it's been a pleasure to document this transition in my life in such a vivid way.

I hope you enjoy viewing it as much as I've enjoyed creating it!