Vigil in SF's Castro

San Francisco, CA

 Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary students Katy Wallace  & Rebekah Swanson hold up a sign during a vigil in Harvey Milk Plaza to remember the victims of the Orlando shooting.

Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary students Katy Wallace  & Rebekah Swanson hold up a sign during a vigil in Harvey Milk Plaza to remember the victims of the Orlando shooting.

 Laura Ceron & Juliana Delgado look towards the speakers during a vigil in Harvey Milk Plaza to remember the victims of the Orlando shooting.

Laura Ceron & Juliana Delgado look towards the speakers during a vigil in Harvey Milk Plaza to remember the victims of the Orlando shooting.

 Laura Carnosa (Marin, CA) holds up a rainbow flag during a vigil in Harvey Milk Plaza to remember the victims of the Orlando shooting. 

Laura Carnosa (Marin, CA) holds up a rainbow flag during a vigil in Harvey Milk Plaza to remember the victims of the Orlando shooting. 

 Suzanne Barakat speaks as hundreds gather  during a vigil in Harvey Milk Plaza to remember the victims of the Orlando shooting. 

Suzanne Barakat speaks as hundreds gather  during a vigil in Harvey Milk Plaza to remember the victims of the Orlando shooting. 

 Salvador Tovar during a vigil in Harvey Milk Plaza to remember the victims of the Orlando shooting. 

Salvador Tovar during a vigil in Harvey Milk Plaza to remember the victims of the Orlando shooting. 

 Locals watch from their windows as hundreds gather during a vigil in Harvey Milk Plaza to remember the victims of the Orlando shooting.

Locals watch from their windows as hundreds gather during a vigil in Harvey Milk Plaza to remember the victims of the Orlando shooting.

 Hundreds gather during a vigil in Harvey Milk Plaza to remember the victims of the Orlando shooting.

Hundreds gather during a vigil in Harvey Milk Plaza to remember the victims of the Orlando shooting.

 Locals watch from their windows as hundreds gather during a vigil in Harvey Milk Plaza to remember the victims of the Orlando shooting.

Locals watch from their windows as hundreds gather during a vigil in Harvey Milk Plaza to remember the victims of the Orlando shooting.

 Shelly Erceg speaks to her daughter, Slyvia Ercerg, about the vigil in Harvey Milk Plaza, which remembers the victims of the Orlando shooting. 

Shelly Erceg speaks to her daughter, Slyvia Ercerg, about the vigil in Harvey Milk Plaza, which remembers the victims of the Orlando shooting. 

 Hundreds gather during a vigil in Harvey Milk Plaza to remember the victims of the Orlando shooting. 

Hundreds gather during a vigil in Harvey Milk Plaza to remember the victims of the Orlando shooting. 

 Eric Easley lights a candle during a vigil in Harvey Milk Plaza to remember the victims of the Orlando shooting. 

Eric Easley lights a candle during a vigil in Harvey Milk Plaza to remember the victims of the Orlando shooting. 

 Hundreds gather during a vigil in Harvey Milk Plaza to remember the victims of the Orlando shooting. 

Hundreds gather during a vigil in Harvey Milk Plaza to remember the victims of the Orlando shooting. 

Pictures I took for the Castro Courier of a vigil held in the Castro for the victims of the Orlando shooting.

Malcolm X Jazz Arts Festival

Oakland, CA

  Angela Wellman directs the Oakland Public Conservatory of Music Youth Ensemble. 

Angela Wellman directs the Oakland Public Conservatory of Music Youth Ensemble. 

  Mercedes Martin from Oakland talks with another vendor.

Mercedes Martin from Oakland talks with another vendor.

  Earth Majesty, handmade products, by Eva Miranda.

Earth Majesty, handmade products, by Eva Miranda.

  Earth Majesty, handmade products, by Eva Miranda.

Earth Majesty, handmade products, by Eva Miranda.

  Mud Water Theatre, "a multidisciplinary dance theater project with a unique, diverse, and highly-skilled cast of Turfers and Ballet dancers," performs at the event.

Mud Water Theatre, "a multidisciplinary dance theater project with a unique, diverse, and highly-skilled cast of Turfers and Ballet dancers," performs at the event.

  Traci Bartlow from Oakland performs at the event.

Traci Bartlow from Oakland performs at the event.

  Ayodele Nzinga, The WordSlanger, of Oakalnd, reads a poem on at the event.

Ayodele Nzinga, The WordSlanger, of Oakalnd, reads a poem on at the event.

  A crowd forms around a breakdancer.

A crowd forms around a breakdancer.

  Syliss (age 12), Nehemiah (age 10) & Asokahfaye (age 7) of Oakland enjoy watching the breakdancers preform.

Syliss (age 12), Nehemiah (age 10) & Asokahfaye (age 7) of Oakland enjoy watching the breakdancers preform.

  A member of Avotcja and Modupue warms up. 

A member of Avotcja and Modupue warms up. 

Postcards from Europe

I kicked off 2016 with a 10 day trip to Europe. My first stop, Switzerland. I spent a few days exploring the city scene of Zurich and the great outdoors of the Swiss Alps. 

Next, I was off to Italy. I spent a week in Sorrento for work, and when I wasn't working I was exploring as much of the little town as I possibly could. 

I ended the trip with a few days in Rome and it was by far my favorite part. It was hard to leave a great city with so much character. 

Photos by Jess Webb

 

 

Arnold Arboretum

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Some shots from the worldwide InstaMeet. My favorite from the day is of Jonathan, the little boy with the NERF gun. It was another great day with some talented photographers. 

Arnold Arboretum is an oasis in the middle of Jamaica Plain and it is the perfect depiction of fall in New England. 

 

Indian Summer: Boston Edition - Part 1

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On Sunday I spent time with some well known and talented Instagramers. It was fun to see how others view and capture the world around them. 

The last pictures is the “Shimmer” art installation by Claudia Ravaschiere and Mike Moss. Go check it out on the corner of Congress and Dochester Streets in Boston!

This piece changes with the daylight and wind interaction. (at Fort Point Pier)