san-francisco

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The Mill, SF

I was drooling over thousands of photos of The Mill, SF online over the past few months. As a coffee and bread person, it was on top of my must-go places. So here we go! Now I totally get why people pay over $8 for a slice of toast. Totally worth it! Plus, the natural light in this place is also amazing for a film photographer like me. :) Ah! they serve Fourbarrel coffee! Love! :)

This experience is a reminder for me to love the shit out of shit that I love; to pay a visit and champion the things I hold dear — whether it’s a local blog, favorite corner store or cafe, or even a type of person who lives in San Francisco. There are shinier and bigger things, often with more money, that could soon replace it.

There’s room for the old and the new, the shiny and the gritty — for it takes both to make a city. But for mom-and-pops, the underdogs and the homies to continue to exist, you have to keep giving them love. You won’t know what you’re missing until it’s gone.

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https://medium.com/@valerieluu/life-and-death-of-a-san-francisco-publication-8ecb6f46e29f

this is a great quote. it’s from an article about my city, which seems to be changing by the hour lately. but this is what it’s all about. everyday, as much as you can… love the shit out of the shit you love, because it all changes and it all disappears. and on we must roll.

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Finally have my full gallery of photos done from Walk The Moon at the Masonic in SF. It was fun shooting these because I was told I wasn’t allowed in the pit for their set…but I had made friends with one of the security guards while I was shooting The Griswolds & he let me stand in a little corner of the pit. So these are shot from that corner – or when I planted myself in the audience.

all my own