Fire In the Lower Haight

I saw this on twitter on Tuesday and my heart sank – the building over the Walgreens at Haight and Fillmore was ablaze. My first thought was that a friend of mine had lived in that building for many years. Luckily, no one was majorly hurt, the fire department did a heroic job putting out the blaze, but 31 residents (and their pets) are now displaced in a city where housing is notoriously difficult to obtain.

There’s a benefit auction being thrown for the residents, I’ll be donating my time and photography work, as well as a bag of clothes and extra household goods which have accumulated. If you’re local and have a few bags of stuff laying around, now might be a good time to send it along.

Wedding Flashback, Jennifer and Ovais

One of my favorite shots of this couple in the rose garden outside of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. Jennifer and Ovais were married this past June at the Fairmont Hotel.