The rapidly impactful tech economy boom and the subsequent redevelopment, housing inflation and shortages, evictions and gentrification in San Francisco pushes out low- and middle-class communities and artists. At this scale and speed, it is not just people being evicted but the entire essence of what makes a city an urban space- a conversation relevant across the American landscape. Increasingly a monoculture without critical thinking, experimentation, uniqueness or exchange takes its place. It is left soulless.
This book is my effort to cherish what’s left of the city I love and to have a creative outlet for the grief and helplessness I feel. These images capture the very dreamy spirit that is at stake. I am interpreting the dreamer as the artist/idealist/visionary and dreaming as acts of imagination and creativity. This book is the result of wandering and discovery; where politics and art and dreams intersect to create something magical, surreal, abstract, lively, wild.
This book is inspired by Hollow City by Rebecca Solnit.