Steel factory ruins, like an ancient temple, stand against a black sky in slanted rays of sunset. The deep shadows portend the demise of this moribund structure and the age it represents.
A dramatic and unique view of what, for many years, was the world’s longest suspension bridge. It was completed in 1936, six months before its more famous sibling, the Golden Gate Bridge. This view is now obscured by a modern baseball stadium at China Basin.
The towering structure of an antiquated, obsolete crane, once used in a bustling port for loading and unloading ship cargo. The strongly patterned geometric lines create 'urban abstraction' in this black and white photograph.
The fearsome kinetic power of inflammable liquid: flame, heat, combustion. These shimmering steel containers — shown here as industrial scale sculpture — are near cousins to the colossal steel sculptures of Richard Serra.
The Golden Gate Bridge — rightly seen as an industrial wonder of the modern world — is perhaps the world’s most iconic bridge. This treatment investigates the sacrifice and hidden costs, the toll exacted by such heroic feats of modernization.
This unusual perspective of San Francisco — taken from Telegraph Hill — captures the dramatic meeting of land, sea, urbanization, industry and innovation. The quaint settlement of Russian Hill features in the foreground, juxtaposed against the epic scale of Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands.
The graphic interplay of light and shadow make this photograph both evidence of urban living and abstract art.
The naked, single-source illumination gives this, otherwise quaint, Victorian apartment building a foreboding, gothic aspect. The photograph’s strong contrast makes the electric wiring seem almost like fencing.
Taken in the San Francisco's 'Tenderloin' district, this black and white photograph creates pop art from a vintage pornographic bookstore sign. Likewise it is an archival, documentary photograph describing this unseemly aspect of human sexuality.
Ordinary metal stand as sculptural object: the photographic treatment highlights the contrasting spirals of black tubing with the stand’s linear geometry as it resolves in elegant support curves. This black and white photograph makes the same observation that informs the basis for Donald Judd’s 'constructed objects.'
The oblong, shimmering brushed steel sphere and square set within the wood grain, makes an institutional doorknob into concept sculpture, and brings to mind the 'constructed objects' of Donald Judd.
The precise geometry of these cabinets is humanized by the organic, handwritten numerals. It could just as easily be installation art.