Photographed and Written by Jenae Lien.
On Friday, March 29th, These Streets Magazine launched their 3rd issue, this time in San Francisco. As the first city outside of the magazine's origins of Los Angeles, San Francisco was a destination filled with a heightened sense of spirit. Located on Geary Street in the Tenderloin district of the city, the Book & Job gallery space provided a chance to view selected photographs from the magazine. Each of the 8 photographers that are highlighted within the pages were featured along the walls of the exhibition space.
People began to arrive on the dot at 7PM, beginning with legend, Fred Lyon - one of the guest photographers in the magazine. Lyon has become an inspiration to the TSM (These Streets Magazine) team, by encouraging the pursuit of photography and embracing changes that may come. Since the 1940’s, Lyon has been photographing his hometown of San Francisco - his work remains an impressive visual time capsule of the past.
The photographers featured in the magazine were specially selected by the TSM team for their admirable dedication to photographing the Bay Area. The 3rd issue of These Streets showcased contemporary work, alongside photographs from the 1950’s, encompassing a historic timeframe captured through the talented eyes of: Brandon Ruffin, Harvey Castro, Troy Holden, Ken Walton, Fred Lyon, Travis Jensen, Dave Glass, and Mark Murrmann.
As the evening progressed, onlookers to the gallery trickled in and spilled out onto Geary street. Most of the guests stayed outside, enjoying the company, fresh air and calm weather.
Copies of the magazine, alongside exclusive San Francisco themed One Stop merchandise, were for sale at the gallery. Guest DJ’s 6AM and Diillate set the vibes for the whole night. The music was set atop a graffiti trash can, paralleling Conquer L.A origins of 6AM’s mobile DJ booth.
Around 11PM, the gallery closed its doors ,and the team, cameras in hand, continued walking around the streets of San Francisco - creating photographs and memories. Talks of the next city are in works, so stay tuned for exciting news!