“What is astounding and demoralizing about the whole thing is that the very reason these people are coming here is because they like multi-culturalism and artists …and they are driving these people out. It’s almost like cannibalism.”
Housing prices in San Francisco increased 26% between 2011 and 2012, with the median home price rising to almost $600,000. The average rent of a two-bedroom property is over $1,900 per month, or 4.6 full-time jobs at San Francisco’s minimum wage.
Low Key Walking Adventures on Mission Street - SFCA - Nikon F4 - Kodak Portra 400 - Arthur Alvarez
Days before this age old Mission Theater was set to be reduced to a pile of rubble, a friend and I decided it would be a good idea to go check it out. Usually armed with a medium format, I became a new owner of a Nikon F4 around this time and found the rare occasion of holding a 35mm pretty liberating.
After a little bit of rusty ladder climbs, tip toeing on mushy flooring, and transitioning over some ceilings; we reached a rooftop where a historically infamous Mission graf museum was enjoying it’s final days. It took a few moments, but we realized we made it up there just in time for the sun to turn gold. Ultimately, reminding us the season of summertime adventures is just beginning.