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29 Portraits Project
Portraits 24 – 25 / 29: Tim & Andreana

Posted on: Thursday, October 8, 2015

Over the first weekend of September, I drove up to San Francisco and spent a lovely afternoon poking around the Mission District with Tim and Andreana. My visit started at their apartment in Noe Valley where we caught up over beers–we reminisced about our friend’s wedding earlier that summer, chatted about photography, and browsed prints from the rolls of film they’d taken on their summer camping tour around the northwest. Their place was charming–filled with plants and photos and sunlight from the tall windows gathered at the end of their living room.

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Tim is another friend I met through Allison–he was one of her housemates when she lived in the Lower Haight. Both Tim and Andreana are originally from the east coast. They met at college in Rhode Island but didn’t start dating until a couple years after they’d graduated, when they were both living in California (although in different cities). The weekend I visited happened to be their fourth anniversary. They still had a napkin from that night. And on their fridge was a photo of the two of them from the very first night they hung out in college–they looked so young; it was adorable.

Tim is loud and enthusiastic and entertaining. He’s up for most things (except dancing). Andreana is warm and easygoing and charismatic. The two of them compliment each other. They hike, cook, camp, travel and go to shows–they explore together; they plan adventures. Last year they went to Peru. When I was visiting them, we talked about going to Mexico. I hope we do!

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I always have a good time hanging out with Tim and Andrea. And taking their portraits was so much fun. From their apartment in Noe Valley, we walked to the Mission District–stopping to take pictures in front of colorful walls and murals that were vivid and bright and beautiful. We watched part of a street hockey match at Delores Park and Tim kicked around a soccer ball at a local soccer field. In between portraits, we cooled down with cocktails, popped into stores, and got incredible tacos with jicama tortillas at Lol√≥ (where there was talk about opening a sandwich shop). After we were finished with portraits, we sat around Tim and Andreana’s kitchen table and talked some more–about favorite recipes and the next five years and adventures in traveling… It was funny stories and good conversation with two people I’ve really enjoyed getting to know.

Below are my favorite photos from my afternoon exploring the Mission with Tim & Andreana:

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29 Portraits Project
Portrait 17 / 29: Russ

Posted on: Wednesday, June 17, 2015

So it’s been awhile guys. I feel bad about it. I was busy–at least for a while. My weekends were filled with trips: a weekend in Tahoe, a road trip to Seaside, Oregon, a flight up to Washington (followed by a ferry ride to Whidbey Island). The trips were filled with things I needed: trail runs, secluded beaches, brilliant sunsets, quiet sunrises, old friends, bike rides, bonfires, fresh clams, board games, family… But after each weekend away, it felt like it took me the better part of a work week to get back into my routine–to get back to where I could even begin to be productive again.

Last week though, I finally hunkered down and got back into the groove of photo editing. And now I have several sets of photos that are fully edited and ready to post… I just need to start writing. So here it goes:

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The first weekend of May, C had a conference (more specifically a worm meeting!) up in San Francisco so I decided to catch a ride to the city with him and spend the day with my friend Russ. Russ was a housemate of one of my best friends (Allison), before she moved back to Seattle. Luckily, after she left, Russ continued to hang out with me.

I’m told (by Russ) that we met before this, but I first remember meeting Russ at Bay to Breakers, when he was dressed as a Legends of the Hidden Temple contestant (his costumes since then have been equally clever and cool). In my experience, Russ is game for most anything. He goes to shows with me even if he’s never heard of the band (and has a good time), he can start a dance party pretty much anywhere, and he can gather large groups of people (who mostly don’t know each other) for celebratory weekends in Tahoe that end with everyone having fun (and everyone having some good stories). He’s just super great–friendly, funny, adventurous, interesting, and always entertaining.

This particular day with Russ involved Blue Bottle New Orleans Style Iced Coffees, wandering around the farmer’s market at the Ferry Building, a plate full of oysters at Hog Island Oyster Co., a trek up to Coit Tower through hilly gardens, and a jaunt over to Alamo Square. We were basically tourists for the day and I walked something like 17,000 steps (or so my iPhone told me) and we talked a lot and took some photos and the oysters were delicious and I always love Blue Bottle coffee and I had a very good time.

In conclusion, here are some of my favorites photos of Russ from that day in San Francisco:

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PS: Happy Birthday Russ! Thanks for walking all over San Francisco, letting me take your portraits and being a friend. Can’t wait to see you soon!

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