Tuesday, April 24, 2012

blanco y negro.

the world is cruel
the world is cruel. he rather talk to the wall.
market st.

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hola all.
thank you for all the kind words and recent comments upon my return to posting+writing+sharing+blogging. A slow pace, has certainly been a bit smoother than I had initially thought. LC (my beautiful Italian bloggie-friend living in London) told me earlier this month, and I'd like to quote her: "The blogosphere can be a powerful world, through your blog we have to come love you and think of you as a dear friend."
Powerful indeed.

I feel the same way about you. Blog pals, good friends, long time readers – I have had the pleasure to meet many, and even if we have not yet met, it certainly is reciprocal with you all.
The blogesphere has allowed us to share, read and connect with a global community. To feel like we quite know each other and enable us to grasp a level of inspiration, admiration, variation and reflection we all give and take from this, is beautiful.

Enjoy this black+white set of photos.
These were all taken between February-April, in San Francisco.
All photographs are straight the from camera, taken with my Leica lens/Panasonic LX5.
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beauty
velcro. the world's most beautiful kitteh.
la taqueria
la taquería, on mission st.
okay
okay. mission pie on 25th.
february birthday gurlfriend 1
february birthday gurlfriend. part 1. mission district.
february birthday gurlfriend 2
february birthday gurlfriend. part 2. outer richmond district.
i do
"if you live in SF please do not forget to remember how lucky you are." geary st.
snail mail
snail mail. I send plenty of.
magazines
magazines. larkin at geary.
alta plaza park
alta plaza park. pacific heights.
dotties at night
dottie's at night. on 6th street.
whiskey nite
whiskey night. on 6th+mission st.
cruising
keep cruising.
xxom

46 comments:

  1. hola! tu amiga tiene razón, el internet y los blogs, toda la comunidad tiene una gran fuerza.
    me encanta que ese lisdo gatito se llame velcro! qué buen nombre.
    me gustan los grises en tus fotos, tantos tonos.. acabo de retomar el blanco y negro despues de años de tomar puro color y estoy en espera de un rollo, espero que sea tan lindo como este. saludos!

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    1. gracias, creo que fue como incialmente le encontre curiosidad a tu blog+etsy ;))
      van a estar super tus fotos, espero ver los resultados - que suave xxom

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  2. She's back! Abrazos - Bikejuju

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  3. Gorgeous photos! And isn't it wonderful when we can connect across the states and countries and forge friendships with like-minded people from far far away? I love that.


    xo
    S.

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  4. Hey Meli,

    LX5 is a great camera, my top pick for a point and shoot! Good pics, keep them coming.

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    1. thanks daniel, has been a long mellow curve learning its features +UI from my previous p+s camera i knew inside out-pretty much, the canon sd990

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  5. i feel the same way mujer. it's a great community.

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  6. So wonderful to have you back...
    Lady V x

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  7. Oh yeah, Velcro the Cat... We need more pix of Velcro... And yes, having had a cat (((Kitty passed away last year))) I know exactly how Velcro got her name!

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    1. aw sorry to hear that. she has been a wonderful companion +so affectionate. she does stick like velcro.
      sure ill post more pics in the near future :))

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  8. so great to have you back! xoxo

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  9. Yay Velcro :-) And love that cruising picture. Thanks for sharing. My thoughts are with you x

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    1. sometimes those old school cars add such character to the streets and do so slowly, wish more cars thought they were cruising rather than speeding :) thx georgie xxo

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  10. i see a rat hiding in the shadows of the night.

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  11. noir et blanc: photos are, life is not. both are beautiful. thank you, mlle m.

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    1. tru ;) thx tamagosan, good to hear from you <3

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  12. Hola Meli! Great to see you posting regularly and looking forward to more

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  13. Hi Meli, Great to see you back. I really like these B&W images....

    -Trevor

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    1. thx trevor +good to see your purple traveller keeps going strong

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  14. Sending out light and love ... Black and white! Hai, Velcro! :)

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  15. meli - I missed you! Welcome back:)

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    1. thx sarah, your boy has grown so much <3
      xxo

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    1. ooh, no lmgs in this set
      hugs <3 i see a thursd. lunch in the near future :))

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  17. Such soulful photos of San Francisco. I can feel the love.

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  18. Awesome, Meli, that you're back snapping on the streets! That's wonderful!

    Love all your pix, but the Hyatt Regency photo at the top is a real standout!

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    1. thx so much brad
      somehow id suspect that would be your favorite,
      on one of your fave streets :)

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  19. I LOVED that camera. Alas, it was stolen. Bought another, and it was stolen. Bought a Fuji X100, and want the LX5 back.

    Your photography is wonderful that you might consider changing your byline to Bikes, Art y Coffee. (When have you really written about boys anyway?)

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    1. oh wow, well hope your new fuji stays with you for a long time :)
      +thx for the kind words

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  20. Spring has blossomed in black and white... ive missed your visual perspective on life... welcome back..

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    1. that's so nice of you, +likewise. thx xander xxo

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  21. Beautiful photos; beautiful city! Thanks for sharing your world again.

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  22. Stunning photograghs and commentary with heart. Makes me think about taking out the camera here in the east bay!

    Your blog certainly inspires to cycle and enjoy life. A clip which joyously advocates cycling for all ages, mostly recorded in Amsterdam, “why cycle!: or "go ride a bike” : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ou1AvKDicxA

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