Sunday, July 17, 2005

The Galleria Ghost Town



Today Ian has asked me to be a guest poster for the blog, and to kick off the weeks theme of "guest photographers."

Some of you may know me, but chances are a lot of you don't. My name is David Kapp from Life Kapptured. I shoot a mix of film and digital, and have a separate blog for each. Today's image is film, taken with my trusty Nikon F3 HP & Ilford FP4+ Black and White film.

The image is from the Galleria in San Francisco, just off of Union Square. I couldn't believe how empty this place was. It was Friday about 3:00 when I was there. I could almost count everyone in the mall on one hand. I guess its hard to pull traffic away from the famous shopping district.

I know this image is a bit small at 500pix wide, so I've uploaded a larger version if you want to take a closer look.

I had a bit of trouble trying to match my post format with Ian's. The center align I used throws off the site a bit, but hopefully its not too big of a deal.

Let me know if you have any questions, I'll be here all day :)

Dave

14 Comments:

Blogger Adventuring through Florida's WILD life! said...

Very nice study of interior space.

18/7/05 02:02  
Blogger cosmicblob said...

Nice one Dave. Like the depth and dimension of the pic. Can't believe Galleria could be soo empty!

18/7/05 05:26  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice view. Indeed quite an empty space. I am happy I don't have a store there :-)

18/7/05 06:18  
Blogger Ronalyn said...

Gorgeous Dave.. what an awesome shot.. so much depth.. I love it.. What an awesome guest photgrapher! Great choice! You are an amazing photographer!

18/7/05 12:03  
Blogger jane said...

Lovely b&w!

18/7/05 13:29  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Dave!

18/7/05 17:47  
Blogger Kim said...

Hi Dave, I've visited your blog before and wondered how you keep up with both film and digital! This is a very nice shot, I love the tone and contrast... the atrium window pattern is great!

19/7/05 02:34  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mmmm...this is great, Dave! I love all the lines and curves, of course, that gorgeous contrast! Such a vast space!

19/7/05 16:35  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks everyone for the nice comments. I really had a lot of fun inside this mall, and will definitely go back in the near future. I've never had complete freedom shooting indoors as I did there. It was great to shoot and have nice conversations with the shop workers. You could clearly see they were bored out of their minds.

Kim- I shoot as much as I can, and pick a different camera depending on my mood. So I'll get out a few times a week with both film and digital. It does get overwhelming like it did this past week when I had 4 rolls of film to develop and scan. Many, many hours spent in front of the computer :(

19/7/05 18:36  
Blogger Sidney said...

Hi Dave,
I can't commnt on your site. Maybe I am doing something wrong ?

20/7/05 11:16  
Blogger Ezequiel Mesquita said...

A great opening to the guest week! Gorgeous and intriguing photo, so derserted that it seems a CAD blueprint! Very nice Dave!

20/7/05 18:18  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Sidney, sorry to hear your having problems on my site, but I think I know what's going on. When you click the comment link, the text box opens below all the comments. I used to have a popup style comment system but too many browsers were killing it.

Let me know if that fixes the problem, if not I'll have to dig a bit deeper.

Dave

20/7/05 22:07  
Blogger F. Vissault said...

Wow! Great architecture shot! I love this one!

22/7/05 22:31  
Blogger ian said...

Dave, Thank you for posting this one - this is the first picture on my blog which was actualy shot with film.

i love the way that the canopy and balconies lead to a vanishing point giving an astonishing feeling of depth.

24/7/05 07:01  

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