Sometimes it’s all about the image. Berkeleyside has strived to track down and publish great photography since its inception more than three years ago. You know what they say about the worth of a picture …
Barrie Rokeach is heading to Oakland airport on the freeway and chatting about his latest achievement: one of his aerial photographs has been chosen to appear on a postage stamp released this month as part of a series called “Earthscapes.” Asking the Berkeley resident whether he’s comfortable driving and talking at the same time seems almost redundant: this is a man who flies a plane while shooting pictures. Multitasking clearly comes easily.
A conversation with Erin Scott, the Berkeley blogger behind the popular Yummy Supper site.
A solo exhibition of the work of Berkeley-based photographer Michael Layefsky recently opened at the main branch of the Berkeley Public Library.
Why are we not surprised that this weekend’s supermoon brought out the photographically talented among our readers? Berkeleyans are blessed with a natural curiosity, be it intellectual or for the environment that surrounds us — and clear skies on the night of May 5th allowed for some spectacular views of the special lunar phenomenon.
Call it “beautiful decay”: these stunning photographs, taken by David Stark Wilson, show the interiors of the future home of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA).
Michael Layefsky’s passion for aerial photography was born one day in 1997 when he was taking one of his customary walks on the UC Berkeley campus and he came across “this guy flying a humongous kite on the big lawn in front of the library”.
Last week, self-described “photography factory” Thomas Hawk teamed up with Google+ to organize a photowalk in Berkeley. A previous photowalk on the Stanford campus had drawn more than 200 participants — the offer of free Google+ swag probably played a part — and Hawk felt it was only fair to come to the East Bay to avoid fueling the infamous Stanford-Cal rivalry.
Richard Misrach is nothing if not patient.
John Jekabson may have missed the summer of love, but he was in the thick of the “Seven Days of May” which saw Berkeley occupied by the National Guard under a state of emergency in 1969.
The visible impact of climate change in Northern California consists of careful records on increasing rainfall or measurements of species slowly shifting habitat as conditions change. But in the extremes of the arctic, change is starkly visible. Berkeley artist Christina Seely‘s current project, Markers of Time, sets out to show that change through her photography.
John Vias prowls the streets of our city at night. He has been doing so for years, always waiting until darkness has fallen and the traffic is sparse before venturing out.
Javier Panzar was walking in Sproul Plaza today when he spotted these “lawn” chairs, which may be a sign that Cal is almost finished for the year or an expression of hope for better weather. “This is the Berkeleyiest thing I’ve seen in a while,” Panzar tweeted (@jpanzar).
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