The Mesquite Dunes in Death Valley at sunset. I featured this image in my recent music video celebrating Death Valley – a “painting with music.” Please check it out if you haven’t already.
A serendipitous Wordless Wednesday, taken during a concert at the Uptown in Oakland, California. I liked both the architectural detail of the pipe against the brick, and the blue lighting.
Video from the show – the Active Music Series 10th Anniversary festival – will be up on our companion channel CatSynth TV soon. Please subscribe at https://youtube.com/CatSynthTV.
The Marina Lighthouse in the Marina district of San Francisco, on a beautiful late-summer day.
A machine at Bodie, California, a remarkably well-preserved ghost town in the eastern Sierra Nevada.
9/11 Memorial in New York, November 2012.
Sam Sam enjoys breakfast with window seating. I managed to capture this abstract moment with a partial reflection of the sky. The Minimoog looms behind her.
In 2016, the 100 block of Taylor Street (between Turk and Eddy) was designated as Gene Compton’s Cafeteria Way for the 50th anniversary of the Compton Cafeteria Riots, a riot and protest by transgender people, drag queens, and others two years before the famous Stonewall Inn Riot in New York. I happened to be at the unveiling during Pride 2016 and can read my report here.
The Center For New Music, which is half a block north on Taylor Street, is launching a series commemorating its famous neighbor and transgender awareness and activism. I am proud to be one of the inaugural performers: you can find more about the show this Thursday here.
Finally, you can also read my article about walking the entire length of Taylor Street.
An unfinished apartment building in California City.
Joice Street looking south in San Francisco’s Chinatown and a beautiful and clear afternoon.