United Airlines Maintenance Facility, San Francisco CA – Mamiya 645Pro – Kodak Portra 400
I had the opportunity to explore what goes on behind the scenes at the United Airlines Maintenance Facility in San Francisco, CA. It took 25 years to persuade my father to get me through those tightly secured doors, but it finally happened. Like any respectable film shooter, I brought some portra, my trusty Mamiya 645pro, and the eyes of a 10 year old in love with the sky.
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.
Man Mo Temple - Hong Kong - Bronica Etrsi - Kodak Portra 400
Up on a little lump of land on Hong Kong’s Hollywood Road in Sheung Wan is Man Mo Temple. A dark room lit by the dim glow of burning spiral coils. People and tourists come from all over to pray for good fortune and health.