Highlights from 2019
I am humbled and grateful from the wealth of meaningful projects I participated in during 2019 (and a few from 2018). Here some of the highlights!
Through BayKids Studios, I conducted several sessions and workshops making movies with children and youth receiving care from UCSF Children’s Hospitals and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. Additionally, I often worked with siblings and other family members. I assisted the young filmmakers in creating their own films onsite at Family House of San Francisco and Ronald McDonald House at Stanford; this included making documentaries, animations, live action films and more. It was always a joy to screen the films with popcorn and friends! It was an incredible working with Mark, from BayKids, with staff and volunteers from the facilities supporting these extraordinary young people.
In 2020, I will work with Mimi at BayKids to continue providing opportunities for children and youth to tell their stories. Each session never fails to reveal new perspectives of creativity, grace and bravery.
In one of the highlights of the year, in June, the young filmmakers were treated to a screening of their films at the BayKids LucasFilm Festival in the Presidio.
View films from the event:
I continue to work on projects with ArtSeed, now moving into my twelfth year collaborating with Josefa and company in this extraordinary arts organization. A major project was creating portraits of Fine Arts Summer Intensive participants by capturing reflections in each others’ eyes. I also continued doing photography for the Art-a-thon, year-end exhibition artwork and exhibition closing.
It was a full an insightful year working with Lisa Oman at the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players creating content for their educational programs: Victor Salvo Music Scholarship for high school students and How Music is Made. I also created PR and captured other performances from distinguished composers, which included the premiere of Michael Gordon’s In a Strange Land.
Photography selections. The following selections include various photography highlights, including street photography in San Francisco and notably selections from Persistence, an ongoing personal photo project with one-of-a-kind images, using hand-held with long exposure photography. They are single images created optically in the camera, without the aid of Photoshop.