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San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 – June 30, 2013

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San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 1

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 1

On Sunday, June 30, 2013, I attended the San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration in San Francisco, California USA.

The parade began near the foot of Market Street at 10:30am, and it continued for hours. I attended the first hour and a half of the parade with my dear friend Regina Aviles.

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 2 - "Love Won" spelled with balloons

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 2 - "Love Won" spelled with balloons

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 3 - "Love Won" spelled with balloons

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 3 - "Love Won" spelled with balloons

After the parade, I walked up Market Street to Civic Center, where San Francisco City Hall is located. There were over 100,000 people there, I estimate. The weather was unusually warm and sunny for Summer in San Francisco. The mood was upbeat and vibrant.

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 4 - man with balloons

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 4 - man with balloons

The mood was so bright because the United States Supreme Court on June 26, 2013 delivered astonishing news. Here is what Wikipedia has to say as of July 5, 2013:

On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its ruling on the appeal in the case Hollingsworth v. Perry, affirming that in accordance with numerous precedents, proponents of initiatives such as Proposition 8 did not possess legal standing in their own right to defend the resulting law in federal court, either to the Supreme Court or (previously) to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Therefore the Supreme Court both dismissed the appeal and directed the Ninth Circuit to vacate (withdraw) its decision, which had agreed with the district court ruling. The decision left the district court’s 2010 ruling as the final decision on Proposition 8.[8][9][10] On June 28, 2013, the Ninth Circuit lifted its stay of the district court’s ruling, enabling same-sex marriages to resume.[11]

The result is now the US Federal Government will recognize gay marriage for residents of US states where gay marriage is legal. Gay marriage is legal in California now, and gay couples have been getting married after June 26th.

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 5 - trombone player with GoPro video camera attached to trombone to record parade

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 5 - trombone player with GoPro video camera attached to trombone to record parade

I was at City Hall the afternoon of July 5th, the day I wrote and posted this article. I was there to inquire about appealing the assessment of my home value, but I could not miss the many happy gay couples having their wedding photographs taken in the splendid halls of the restored building.

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 6 - Woman capturing video of parade with an Apple iPad tablet computer

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 6 - Woman capturing video of parade with an Apple iPad tablet computer

I took over 3,000 pictures on Sunday at the parade and celebration, a record for one day in any context. My feet wore sore I did so much walking.

I now present 77 photographs from the event. I uploaded these at full size. Click on them twice in slow succession to see the full size versions. I used my Canon 5D Mark II DSLR camera, which captures images at approximately 21 megapixels. I used three different lenses throughout the day: Canon 80-200mm F:2.8 L zoom, Canon 16-35mm F:2.8 L zoom, Canon 50mm F:2.5 macro lens. I edited all of these pictures in Adobe Photoshop.

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 7 - with United States Senator from California, Nancy Pelosi, in purple dress

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 7 - with United States Senator from California, Nancy Pelosi, in purple dress

There were hundreds of nude men and women at this event. Such nudity at festivals and parades conducted via the permission of official city permits is entirely legal in San Francisco. I do not show any actual nudity in the photographs that follow, but be warned that there are some topless women wearing nipple coverings. If you are offended by such images, please don’t view the rest of the pictures associated with this post.

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 8, June 30, 2013, with Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrilo, one of the couples that challenged Proposition 8 before the United States Supreme Court, Photo by Kevin Warnock

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 8, June 30, 2013, with Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrilo, one of the couples that challenged Proposition 8 before the United States Supreme Court

There are images of famous politicians below, including United States Senator Nancy Pelosi.

The two couples that brought their cases to the US Supreme Court are also pictured. Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrilo are pictured immediately above, and Kris Perry and Sandy Stier are pictured immediately below.

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 9, June 30, 2013, with Kris Perry and Sandy Stier Photo, one of the couples that challenged Proposition 8 before the United States Supreme Court, by Kevin Warnock

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 9, June 30, 2013, with Kris Perry and Sandy Stier Photo, one of the couples that challenged Proposition 8 before the United States Supreme Court

I almost got a picture of Facebook co-founder and current Chief Executive Office Mark Zuckerberg. According to news reports, he was riding on the motorized cable car bus you will see below. I believe I didn’t get a picture of him because I was not on the correct side of the street to see him. I have never seen Zuckerberg in person before, so I was and remain disappointed I missed him. Facebook is currently an important social network on the Internet. You may find me on that network at Facebook.com/kevinlwarnock and I invite you to subscribe to my public updates.

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 10, June 30, 2013, Miss California Plus America, Photo by Kevin Warnock

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 10, June 30, 2013, Miss California Plus America

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 11, June 30, 2013, Families watching parade, Photo by Kevin Warnock

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 11, June 30, 2013, Families watching parade

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 12, June 30, 2013, newly engaged gay couple, Photo by Kevin Warnock

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 12, June 30, 2013, newly engaged gay couple

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 13, June 30, 2013, gay couple celebrating 47 years together, Photo by Kevin Warnock

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 13, June 30, 2013, gay couple celebrating 47 years together

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 14, June 30, 2013, Photo by Kevin Warnock

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 14, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 15, June 30, 2013, with Mark Leno (in white shirt), Photo by Kevin Warnock

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 15, June 30, 2013, with Mark Leno (in white shirt)

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 16, June 30, 2013, with Supreme Court justices, Photo by Kevin Warnock

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 16, June 30, 2013, with Supreme Court justices

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 17, June 30, 2013, antique cars in parade make their way up Market Street, away from the Ferry Building in the distance

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 17, June 30, 2013, antique cars in parade make their way up Market Street, away from the Ferry Building in the distance

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 18, June 30, 2013, Shelby Cobra car

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 18, June 30, 2013, Shelby Cobra car

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 19, June 30, 2013, female couple each dressed in a half a wedding dress and half a tuxedo

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 19, June 30, 2013, female couple each dressed in a half a wedding dress and half a tuxedo

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 20, June 30, 2013, Tom Ammiano

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 20, June 30, 2013, Tom Ammiano

 

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 21, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 21, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 22, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 22, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 23, L. Julius M. Turman, San Francisco Police Commissioner, riding in antique convertible Lincoln automobile

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 23, L. Julius M. Turman, San Francisco Police Commissioner, riding in antique convertible Lincoln automobile

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 24, June 30, 2013, with Hedwig and the Angry Itch

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 24, June 30, 2013, with Hedwig and the Angry Itch

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 25, June 30, 2013, San Francisco City Treasurer José Cisneros

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 25, June 30, 2013, San Francisco City Treasurer José Cisneros

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 26, June 30, 2013, Facebook company banner

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 26, June 30, 2013, Facebook company banner

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 27, June 30, 2013, Facebook employees on motorized cable car parade float

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 27, June 30, 2013, Facebook employees on motorized cable car parade float

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 28, June 30, 2013, Facebook employee wielding a real life Like stamp. Note she has a Like stamp on her cheek. I believe she was stamping willing strangers she encountered.

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 28, June 30, 2013, Facebook employee wielding a real life Like stamp. Note she has a Like stamp on her cheek. I believe she was stamping willing strangers she encountered.

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 29, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 29, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 30, June 30, 2013, looking up Market Street during lull in the arrival of parade floats

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 30, June 30, 2013, looking up Market Street during lull in the arrival of parade floats

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 31, June 30, 2013, winged man on stilts

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 31, June 30, 2013, winged man on stilts

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 32, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 32, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 33, June 30, 2013. Note that these subjects were actively posing for multiple photographers, and knew that they were being photographed.

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 33, June 30, 2013. Note that these subjects were actively posing for multiple photographers, and knew that they were being photographed.

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 34, June 30, 2013, winged men on stilts

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 34, June 30, 2013, winged men on stilts

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 35, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 35, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 36, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 36, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 37, June 30, 2013, sidewalk chalk artists

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 37, June 30, 2013, sidewalk chalk artists

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 38, June 30, 2013, man handing out pride brochures in front of City Hall

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 38, June 30, 2013, man handing out pride brochures in front of City Hall

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 39, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 39, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 40, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 40, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 41, June 30, 2013, woman with rainbow colored hair

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 41, June 30, 2013, woman with rainbow colored hair

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 42, June 30, 2013. It was unusually warm in San Francisco this day, and this person must have been sweltering in their black outfit.

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 42, June 30, 2013. It was unusually warm in San Francisco this day, and this person must have been sweltering in their black outfit.

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 43, June 30, 2013, City Hall

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 43, June 30, 2013, City Hall

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 44, June 30, 2013, City Hall from side

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 44, June 30, 2013, City Hall from side

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 45, June 30, 2013, woman dancing

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 45, June 30, 2013, woman dancing

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 46, June 30, 2013, women dancing on Federal Building ledge

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 46, June 30, 2013, women dancing on Federal Building ledge

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 47, June 30, 2013, dancing on Federal Building ledge

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 47, June 30, 2013, dancing on Federal Building ledge

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 48, June 30, 2013, dancing on Federal Building ledge

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 48, June 30, 2013, dancing on Federal Building ledge

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 49, June 30, 2013, woman with bow in hair

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 49, June 30, 2013, woman with bow in hair

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 50, June 30, 2013, woman dancing on Federal Building ledge

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 50, June 30, 2013, woman dancing on Federal Building ledge

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 51, June 30, 2013, beer bong being filled by woman riding piggyback

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 51, June 30, 2013, beer bong being filled by woman riding piggyback

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 52, June 30, 2013, women riding piggyback playing with rainbow flag

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 52, June 30, 2013, women riding piggyback playing with rainbow flag

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 53, June 30, 2013, women riding piggyback playing with rainbow flag

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 53, June 30, 2013, women riding piggyback playing with rainbow flag

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 54, June 30, 2013, women riding piggyback while dancing

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 54, June 30, 2013, women riding piggyback while dancing

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 55, June 30, 2013, Dylan, left, kissing Sarah in posed picture that subjects volunteered for. Note the man carrying the sign on the left. That man has been carrying a sign around the financial district for years and years. I remember him when I had my office on Montgomery Street. He's been covered in the newspaper before. I have never introduced myself to him.

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 55, June 30, 2013, Dylan, left, kissing Sarah in posed picture that subjects volunteered for. Note the man carrying the sign on the left. That man has been carrying a sign around the financial district for years and years. I remember him when I had my office on Montgomery Street. He's been covered in the newspaper before. I have never introduced myself to him.

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 56, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 56, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 57, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 57, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 58, June 30, 2013, red mohawk couple

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 58, June 30, 2013, red mohawk couple

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 59, June 30, 2013, woman dancing on stage in front of speakers

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 59, June 30, 2013, woman dancing on stage in front of speakers

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 60, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 60, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 61, June 30, 2013, woman dancing on stage in front of speaker columns

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 61, June 30, 2013, woman dancing on stage in front of speaker columns

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 62, June 30, 2013, woman in a Pink Floyd 'Dark Side of the Moon' t-shirt dancing on stage

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 62, June 30, 2013, woman in a Pink Floyd 'Dark Side of the Moon' t-shirt dancing on stage

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 63, June 30, 2013, couple dancing wild against the side of the Wild 94.9 FM van that was stationed near City Hall

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 63, June 30, 2013, couple dancing wild against the side of the Wild 94.9 FM van that was stationed near City Hall

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 64, June 30, 2013, woman Hula Hooping

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 64, June 30, 2013, woman Hula Hooping

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 65, June 30, 2013, woman with a Facebook 'Like' stamp on her arm. I believe a Facebook employee was going around stamping people with a rubber stamp inked with blue ink.

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 65, June 30, 2013, woman with a Facebook 'Like' stamp on her arm. I believe a Facebook employee was going around stamping people with a rubber stamp inked with blue ink.

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 66, June 30, 2013, woman with animal mask

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 66, June 30, 2013, woman with animal mask

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 67, June 30, 2013, pair making heart shapes with their hands

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 67, June 30, 2013, pair making heart shapes with their hands

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 68, June 30, 2013, man and woman dancing together

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 68, June 30, 2013, man and woman dancing together

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 69, June 30, 2013, feather mohawk

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 69, June 30, 2013, feather mohawk

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 70, June 30, 2013, woman dancing on ledge of Federal Building

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 70, June 30, 2013, woman dancing on ledge of Federal Building

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 71, June 30, 2013, man with red equality stamp on his face. This year numerous people temporarily replaced their Facebook Profile picture with an image of this equality stamp.

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 71, June 30, 2013, man with red equality stamp on his face. This year numerous people temporarily replaced their Facebook Profile picture with an image of this equality stamp.

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 72, June 30, 2013, woman piggybacker

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 72, June 30, 2013, woman piggybacker

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 73, June 30, 2013, motorcyclist giving celebrants the high five as he drives very slowly through dance floor near City Hall

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 73, June 30, 2013, motorcyclist giving celebrants the high five as he drives very slowly through dance floor near City Hall

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 74, June 30, 2013, women posing for the camera

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 74, June 30, 2013, women posing for the camera

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 75, June 30, 2013. couple posing for the camera

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 75, June 30, 2013. couple posing for the camera

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 76, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 76, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 77, June 30, 2013, beautiful woman

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 77, June 30, 2013, beautiful woman

I am sorry for the delay in posting this article, but it is a lot of work to go through 3,000 plus pictures and then edit and post the best 77 images.

Interviews with 10 entrepreneurs at the Lower Haight Urban Air Market, October 20, 2012, San Francisco, California USA

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Lower Haight Urban Air Market, October 20, 2012, San Francisco, California USA

Lower Haight Urban Air Market, October 20, 2012, San Francisco, California USA

On Saturday, October 20, 2012, I attended the Lower Haight Urban Air Market. The two most commercially significant blocks, from 400 to 600, of the hip lower Haight street neighborhood of San Francisco, California USA were cleared of cars and closed for this interesting small street fair.

Memphis Minnies Barbeque Joint and Smokehouse, 576 Haight Street, San Francisco, California, October 20, 2012

Memphis Minnies Barbeque Joint and Smokehouse, 576 Haight Street, San Francisco, California, October 20, 2012

Here’s a photograph of the poster advertising the Lower Haight Urban Air Market. The window is that of Memphis Minnies Barbeque Joint and Smokehose at 576 Haight Street. I took this picture after the sun went down but before it was completely dark. I haven’t eaten at Memphis Minnies, but I suspect it has quite a following given I see it has 1,127 reviews on Yelp today.

This project must have taken some real effort to plan and execute, because San Francisco’s Municipal Railway, MUNI, runs electric trolley buses on all of Haight Street. This street fair required that non-tethered buses be used instead for the day.

Poster for Lower Haight Urban Air Market October 20 2012 San Francisco, California USA

Poster for Lower Haight Urban Air Market October 20 2012 San Francisco, California USA

I don’t hang out in the lower Haight much, but Devon Chulick, one of the co-owners of the clothing store and art gallery D-Structure, alerted me to this fair via his store’s Facebook page. Since I’ve met some interesting people though Chulick in the past, I thought it would be smart to attend as a blogger to interview the most interesting entrepreneurs I could find, including the following ten entrepreneurs:

Joey Mucha playing his Skee Ball machine at D-Structure boutique on Haight Street in San Francisco California, October 20, 2012

Joey Mucha playing his Skee Ball machine at D-Structure boutique on Haight Street in San Francisco California, October 20, 2012

The first entrepreneur I met was Joey Mucha. He buys used Skee Ball arcade machines, fixes them up, and places them at interesting non-arcade locations. He has a shipping container full of Skee Ball machines, and he knows how to fix them, even to the point of being able to diagnose and replace a bad computer chip on the machine’s scoring computer.

Mucha has one of his machines in Chulick’s D-Structure, and Mucha opened the machine up while I was there, so I could see how the score calculation system works.  You can see Mucha playing the D-Structure Skee Ball machine in the photo above.

Amazingly, you can now play Skee Ball on your smart phone.

Jasy B clothing boutique inside a converted truck October 20, 2012, Haight Street, San Francisco, California USA

Jasy B clothing boutique inside a converted truck October 20, 2012, Haight Street, San Francisco, California USA

The second entrepreneur I met was Jasmin Baros. Baros introduced me to the concept of a clothing boutique being located in a converted delivery truck. I had never seen such a boutique, or even heard of them, until Saturday.

Baros is an accountant by profession. Her first experiment ten years ago with switching to retail didn’t pan out a after six month run.

Jasmin Baros owner of http://jasybtruck.com photographed by Kevin Warnock, October 20, 2012, Haight Street Urban Air Market, San Francisco California USA

Jasmin Baros owner of http://jasybtruck.com photographed by Kevin Warnock, October 20, 2012, Haight Street Urban Air Market, San Francisco California USA

Her refurbished truck, just six weeks new, is her second attempt at retail, and I think her chances are better than 50/50 for a success. She bought the truck already freshly painted from a photographer for just USD $6,000, and only had to spend $2,000 having her logo painted on the side. It would have likely cost her $6,000 just for the fresh paint if she didn’t find an already freshly painted used truck.

Jewelry for sale on Jasy B clothing boutique truck at Lower Haight Urban Air Market, October 20, 2012, San Francisco, California USA

Jewelry for sale on Jasy B clothing boutique truck at Lower Haight Urban Air Market, October 20, 2012, San Francisco, California USA

Baros’ total cost to get into business she told me came to $25,000 — likely a fraction what it would cost to open a traditional retail boutique in leased store front space.

The truck — officially named the Jasy B Truck — is cute and inviting. The ceiling is pressed tin like you’d see in a vintage building. There is wainscoting on the walls. There is directional spot lighting. The colors are right. There’s a dedicated staircase with rails at the rear, where the door rolls up like a garage door. When the truck is parked at a 45% angle relative to the sidewalk, customers can just climb on board, in a way that feels natural and welcoming.

Kevin Warnock self portrait inside Jasy B truck clothing boutique, October 20, 2012, Lower Haight Urban Air Market, San Francisco, California USA

Kevin Warnock self portrait inside Jasy B truck clothing boutique, October 20, 2012, Lower Haight Urban Air Market, San Francisco, California USA

The Jasy B boutique on wheels had a wall mirror next to its jewelry display. I caught a glimpse of myself in this mirror, and since the mirror was small, it neatly framed my head. I snapped a picture with my Canon 5D Mark II digital camera I used to take all the photographs that illustrate this post. Note that I uploaded the pictures at full camera resolution. Click on them twice in delayed succession to see the full size versions, which are 21 megapixels.

Sandra Kathleen Jewelry for sale at Lower Haight Urban Air Market, October 20, 2012, San Francisco, California USA

Sandra Kathleen Jewelry for sale at Lower Haight Urban Air Market, October 20, 2012, San Francisco, California USA

The third entrepreneur I met was Sandra Bowling, owner of Sandra Kathleen Jewelry. Bowling makes the jewelry. I asked permission to take the above photograph. Bowling gave permission and thanked me for asking permission. She said one woman particularly irritated her by taking pictures without asking, and when confronted, the photographer said she was going to send the pictures to a friend or relative (I can’t recall which) that also made jewelry for profit — to copy and then sell! I presume these designs are not patented, but still, I can see it being annoying having people taking pictures with the express intent of taking your work to profit from it.

Bowling had her jewelry nicely displayed, and I loved the light as shown in my picture above. The brighter spot of light in the lower right was from light bouncing off the hand mirror she had on the table.

Sadly, I forgot to photograph Sandra Bowling.

Angel Cantu founder of Halo Bender Design, a maker of upcycled leather wallets made from furniture leather samples, October 20, 2012, Lower Haight Urban Air Market, San Francisco, California USA

Angel Cantu founder of Halo Bender Design, a maker of upcycled leather wallets made from furniture leather samples, October 20, 2012, Lower Haight Urban Air Market, San Francisco, California USA

The fourth entrepreneur I met was Angel Cantu, above, founder of Halo Bender Design.

Halo Bender Design makes wallets for men from the leather swatches furniture stores have on hand to help buyers decide what leather to buy for custom ordered chairs and sofas. Cantu discovered that stores replace their swatch books from time to time, and when they do, they discard the old books. Cantu has learned that he can rescue the leather from landfill by giving the proprietor a few wallets he made from earlier swatch books. Since his materials cost is so low — thread and his time, this is a great exchange. The swatches he showed me looked brand new, and the wallets looked fresh and brand new as well, with no hint that their leather was perhaps already years old.

Wallets made by Halo Bender Design from furniture leather samples October 20, 2012, at Lower Haight Urban Air Market, San Francisco, California USA

Wallets made by Halo Bender Design from furniture leather samples October 20, 2012, at Lower Haight Urban Air Market, San Francisco, California USA

Cantu cut the first wallets by hand with scissors. Then, he joined TechShop, a well equipped workshop that rents access to tools like a health club rents access to exercise machines. TechShop has a laser cutter to replace scissors, and industrial sewing machines capable of stitching leather. TechShop has spawned many small businesses, including DoDo Case, which makes an Apple iPad case that looks like a leather hard cover book. Current United States President Barack Obama carries his iPad in a DoDo Case brand case.

Laura Bruland the founder of Yes and Yes Designs with her boyfriend Julien Shields that works with her in the business, October 20, 2012, San Francisco, California USA

Laura Bruland the founder of Yes and Yes Designs with her boyfriend Julien Shields that works with her in the business, October 20, 2012, San Francisco, California USA

The fifth entrepreneur I met was Laura Bruland, founder of Yes & Yes Designs.

Yes & Yes is another TechShop success story, and she’s featured on their website.

Yes & Yes makes jewelry from old hard cover book covers. Bruland uses TechShop’s laser cutter to slice through the canvas and cardboard book covers in a way that would be nearly impossible with a jig saw or a Xacto knife.

In the picture above of Bruland with her boyfriend Julien Shields you can see Shields holding a book cover that has had over two dozen pieces of jewelry cut from it. The row of trapezoids on top became earrings, in the style you see Bruland wearing in the same picture.

Pins made from the covers of old books by Yes and Yes Designs, over rice, October 20, 2012, San Francisco, California USA

Pins made from the covers of old books by Yes and Yes Designs, over rice, October 20, 2012, San Francisco, California USA

Many of Bruland’s designs feature the silhouettes of stylish women — Bruland confided that the designs themselves are vintage, derived from old dress making patterns. The pins above are examples of these designs. Look at how typography plays a part of her designs.

Like the upcycled wallets made by Angel Cantu, Bruland’s cost of materials is extremely low. She laser cuts out of date and falling apart books of nominal value as books. I suspect she pays little or nothing for most of the books.

I saw customers buying Bruland’s products, and saying nice things about them while doing so, something I didn’t happen to catch with any of the other artists at Saturday’s fair.

Chris Steinrueck co-founder of Wood Thumb with his girlfriend Rebecca Carrillo at Lower Haight Urban Air Market, October 20, 2012, San Francisco, California USA

Chris Steinrueck co-founder of Wood Thumb with his girlfriend Rebecca Carrillo at Lower Haight Urban Air Market, October 20, 2012, San Francisco, California USA

The sixth entrepreneur I met was Chris Steinrueck, co-founder of Wood Thumb, a maker of men’s ties and bow ties, among other products.

Wood Thumb recycles redwood it receives for free from Recology, the company that picks up the trash from homes and businesses in San Francisco. Recology sifts through the trash it picks up and hands the redwood planks it finds to Wood Thumb, which then planes and mills the ties into shape. The ties are cut on a ShopBot CNC router.

I love the upcycling and recycling demonstrated at this fair.

Wood Thumb started out at and still does some work at TechShop, like Yes & Yes Designs and Halo Bender Design, also profiled in this post.

The ties are made from redwood because redwood is attractive and particularly because it is light in weight. Chris, who runs the company with his co-founder brother David Steinrueck, said people can feel the difference in weight between redwood and other attractive wood, and prefer the light weight redwood. Conveniently, Wood Thumb ties are rot resistant, in case you forget your tie in the woods, unlike silk or wool ties.

Wood Thumb appears to be doing well, selling thousands of ties per month as of the end of 2011.

I photographed Chris with his girlfriend Rebecca Carrillo at their booth, also made from reclaimed wood.

Sarah Boll owner of Glitter Disaster at Lower Haight Urban Air Market, October 20, 2012. Photograph by Kevin Warnock.

Sarah Boll owner of Glitter Disaster at Lower Haight Urban Air Market, October 20, 2012. Photograph by Kevin Warnock.

The seventh entrepreneur I met was Sarah Boll, who was the most interestingly dressed, with exceptionally red hair, vivid glittery blue eye shadow, a magenta jacket and wild black and white stretch pants she personally sewed. It was a look that is completely consistent with her product — glittery purses, clutches and related accessories. This was Boll’s first time selling at a street fair.

Her company name is Glitter Disaster — a name I really like.

The glitter you see in the clear vinyl is sandwiched between two layers, where it’s free to slide around like snow in a snow globe. The glitter never touches what you put into her clutches and purses. The random and ever changing glitter display catches your eye, and I think these products were the most inspired and unusual of everything I saw on Saturday.

Boll has an online store on Etsy, as well as a Facebook page and a Tumblr account.

Glamorous accessories for sparkle connoisseurs by Glitter Disaster, October 20, 2012, Lower Haight Urban Air Market, San Francisco, California USA

Glamorous accessories for sparkle connoisseurs by Glitter Disaster, October 20, 2012, Lower Haight Urban Air Market, San Francisco, California USA

The vinyl sheets are sewn not with a sewing machine but with a serger, called overlock machines outside of North America for the overlock stitches they create. If you look inside some of your clothes, you will see overlock seams. A serger is a fascinating machine. The overlock seam is not one thread but multiple threads, from separate spools. This means each thread can be a different color, a feature you can see Boll used to create interest with her pieces, since she uses the overlock seams as a visible design element.

I learned about the serger several weeks ago when I was looking into what I would need to sew my own clothes. I took sewing class at Lab School, and I made quilts when I was 12 years old. I want to make some really crazy outfits I can’t find in stores. That’s when I learned I would need a sewing machine and a serger machine. I have since decided to just wait until my next trip to Shanghai and have my clothes made in the world famous Bund fabric market, which will be more productive and more fascinating, because that stupendous fabric market has so many more fabrics than you can buy in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Woman happy with manicure by Mia Rubie on Pretty Parlor beauty boutique on wheels, October 20, 2012, San Francisco, California USA

Woman happy with manicure by Mia Rubie on Pretty Parlor beauty boutique on wheels, October 20, 2012, San Francisco, California USA

The eighth and ninth entrepreneurs I met were Misty Briglia and Sarah LaShelle, co-founders of Pretty Parlor beauty boutique on wheels. The Pretty Parlor is also built inside a retired delivery truck, like the Jasy B Truck. The beauty business is tightly regulated, unlike the retail clothing business. Thus, the Pretty Parlor truck has a bathroom complete with running water in a charming old world porcelain sink. There’s is room for a wheelchair to move around on board. A wheelchair ramp to board is in the works. I wonder if they can find a suitable aluminum ramp at a salvage yard that dismantles U-Haul trucks — those ramps are really well made.

In the photograph above, the woman in the gray sweater seated had just have her fingernails painted with intricate designs — a different design on each finger. I introduced myself to her and she let me see the results, which she really liked. She gave me permission to include her on this blog. The manicurist Mia Rubie, on the left, had her manicurist license out for display, just like you would see in a fixed location shop. I loved the antique furniture throughout the truck.

Misty Briglia and Sarah LaShelle co-founders of Pretty Parlor beauty boutique on wheels, October 20, 2012, San Francisco, California USA

Misty Briglia and Sarah LaShelle co-founders of Pretty Parlor beauty boutique on wheels, October 20, 2012, San Francisco, California USA

In the photograph above the founders Briglia and LaShelleare are sitting on the rear step of the truck. In the background, from let to right, are:

  • Marie Rubie — Nail Artist
  • Marla Kay — Esthetician
  • Katie Stosic — Stylist and Receptionist

All of the trucks had generators chained outside sitting on the pavement. But I saw no heavy electrical requirement in any of the trucks. Since the trucks are only parked for the day, I think they all could switch to LED lighting and power themselves from a dedicated ‘house’ battery bank like those in recreational vehicles and bus conversions that charges from the vehicle alternator while driving.  The generators are noisy and unnecessary. From what I could tell, none of the trucks contemplate air conditioning the sales floor while parked, but that’s the only reason for a large generator like the ones I saw.

Products for sale at Pretty Parlor beauty boutique on wheels, October 20, 2012, San Francisco, California USA

Products for sale at Pretty Parlor beauty boutique on wheels, October 20, 2012, San Francisco, California USA

I recommend adding a solar panel to the roof to keep the batteries charged while the vehicles are in storage, and also to be able to boast that the stores are in part ‘powered by the sun.’ Solar panels are very affordable these days.

Aaron Bray, owner of PushPullArtDesign.com, October 20, 2012, Lower Haight Urban Air Market, San Francisco, California USA

Aaron Bray, owner of PushPullArtDesign.com, October 20, 2012, Lower Haight Urban Air Market, San Francisco, California USA

The tenth and last entrepreneur I met was Aaron Bray, owner of Push Pull Art Design. Bray was at the fair selling his brand new but vintage appearing earrings and pendants.

He cuts the designs from steel with tin snips, and then flattens the cut edges with weights. He then treats the metal to give it a rich aged patina, rust I believe, that makes it resemble copper. I don’t know how Bray paints the pieces, and I could find no description on his website about how they are made. In fact, I could find almost no information about Bray online, and in particular, I could not find any pictures of him. I had Bray’s full cooperation to take the picture you see of him here.

I love Bray’s work, but I don’t understand why he is keeping such a low, low profile online. He should examine how Sarah Boll is using the Internet to promote her art. Bray’s online store is one example of how his low profile is hurting his finances. He sells only his discontinued work on his online store, but there are no ‘buy now’ or ‘add to cart’ buttons to be found. The price is a hyperlink, and if you click that you are taken to PayPal where you can buy that item. But that’s is expecting far too much from people to start clicking links looking for a way to buy. There needs to be a buy button on every item for sale, without exception.

Pendants by http://pushpullartdesign.com, October 20, 2012, Lower Haight Urban Air Market, San Francisco, California USA

Pendants by http://pushpullartdesign.com, October 20, 2012, Lower Haight Urban Air Market, San Francisco, California USA

The site is so sparse that it’s off putting. I can’t read Bray’s biography or see what he looks like. I can’t learn his phone number. I can’t determine what city, state or country he lives in, except by inferring based on the shows he notes he will attend. Even then, the list is heavy on abbreviations like SF for San Francisco, California. Buyers from other parts of the world may not know what SF means. I can’t learn what stores carry his products. I can’t see his products worn by people. I can’t even learn what the products are made from or how big they are, as there is no reliable size reference in any of the pictures.

Bray has the most subtle, artistic and lovely product of any that I have reviewed here, and I offer the above criticism in the hope that he will make simple changes that I predict will measurably increase his revenues and profits. Here’s one final piece of advice: Add your products to your Etsy store, which currently has zero products for sale. From what I have heard, Etsy really works.

Matt Hettich is the Product Specialist / Artist-Relations person at Keith McMillen Instruments, October 20, 2012. Photographed outside Noc Noc bar at 557 Haight Street, San Francisco, California USA.

Matt Hettich is the Product Specialist / Artist Relations person at Keith McMillen Instruments, October 20, 2012. Photographed outside Noc Noc bar at 557 Haight Street, San Francisco, California USA.

The last person I met was Matt Hettich. He’s not technically an entrepreneur because he is not a founder of the company whose product he was pitching. But his product is interesting, and his approach to promoting it is also interesting, so I have included him in this post.

Hettich’s title is Product Specialist/Artist Relations. The company he works for is Keith McMillen Instruments. This company didn’t have a booth at the fair. I met Hettich as the fair was winding down, when I walked into the legendary bar Noc Noc that’s been in the same spot on lower Haight Street for decades. The decor hasn’t changed in decades — still the crazy handmade furniture and bar, which is holding up quite well considering the flow of hard living hipsters over the decades.

QuNeo 3D Pad Controller by Keith McMillen Instruments at Noc Noc bar on Haight Street, San Francisco, October 20, 2012

QuNeo 3D Pad Controller by Keith McMillen Instruments at Noc Noc bar on Haight Street, San Francisco, October 20, 2012

I met Hettich almost immediately because he was showing off the eye catching and colorful QuNeo 3D Pad Controller seen in the pictures above and below. This is MIDI controller for digital musicians and disc jockeys. The buttons on this controller are not labeled because they are mappable by software to whatever you want them to control. The buttons sense where you touch them and how hard you press, which for sounds like drum machines can be very valuable and can help musicians be more expressive.

I am not a musician, but Hettich did a great job explaining the device and why I would want one if I were a musician.

QuNeo 3D Pad Controller by Keith McMillen Instruments in use, October 20 2012, Noc Noc bar, San Francisco, California USA

QuNeo 3D Pad Controller by Keith McMillen Instruments in use, October 20 2012, Noc Noc bar, San Francisco, California USA

Company founder Keith McMillen is a legend in the instrument business. One of the company’s customers was sitting with Hettich, and the customer compared McMillen to Robert Moog and Tom Oberheim, and said McMillen is in the same league. This stature probably explains why when his company ran a Kickstarter campaign to raise USD $15,000 he raised over ten times that amount.

The QuNeo costs just USD $249 — less than I guessed.

Modify Watches brand watches for sale at D-Structure at Lower Haight Urban Air Market, October 20, 2012, San Francisco, California USA

Modify Watches brand watches for sale at D-Structure at Lower Haight Urban Air Market, October 20, 2012, San Francisco, California USA

Here’s a pretty picture of some colorful silicone rubber wrist watches from Modify Watches, a brand of Modify Industries, Inc. I took this picture outside of D-Structure, where Chulick had a table of wares for sale. D-Structure carries Modify Watches at their store and online.

My friend Aaron Schwartz founded and runs Modify, and I’ve written about his products on this blog before. Schwartz has allowed me to borrow some of his products to photograph being worn by some of the models I photograph.

Schwartz’s company is a on a roll — his products were featured on the very popular United States television show The Today Show on October 3, 2012.

Magic Hour photograph of D-Structure clothing boutique and art gallery, 520 Haight Street, San Francisco, California, October 20, 2012

Magic Hour photograph of D Structure clothing boutique and art gallery, 520 Haight Street, San Francisco, California, October 20, 2012

After the fair ended, I took this picture of Devon Chulick’s D-Structure art gallery and boutique, just as the sun was going down. I thought the ‘magic hour’ light was flattering.

Class C motorhome belt buckle for sale by Staghound Belts at Lower Haight Urban Air Market, October 20, 2012

Class C motorhome belt buckle for sale by Staghound Belts at Lower Haight Urban Air Market, October 20, 2012

Finally, Staghound Belts had a booth where they sold new belts for men. They also had a collection of vintage belt buckles, including this buckle showing a Class C motorhome on a Ford van chassis. This made me think of George Lehrer, a blogger I’ve read for years. Lehrer for a decade now has lived full time in his Class-C motorhome he has named Ms. Tioga, after the brand name given by its manufacturer. He writes several times a day, and makes about USD $1,000 a month in revenue from Google Ad Words, which supplements his US Social Security retirement checks. I suspect Lehrer would like to have this buckle, and I further suspect that Staghound Belts will have it for sale for some time, as I doubt there is much demand for such a unique item.

It’s likely that Staghound made the belts they were selling, and I should have asked more questions so that I could have written about the founder as an entrepreneur. Next time I will.

[November 27, 2012 -- I updated this post to name Julien Shields. The original version of this post referred to him as Laura Bruland's boyfriend.]

Photographs of Folsom Street Fair, September 23, 2012, San Francisco, California USA

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Observe the octopus on this woman at the San Francisco Folsom Street Fair, September 23, 2012.

Yesterday afternoon, Sunday, September 23, 2012, I attended the famous Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco, California USA.

The Folsom Street Fair is a BDSM and leather subculture street fair.

The organizer, Folsom Street Events, has a page on Facebook. There is a lengthy article on WikiPediA about the Folsom Street Fair — the largest fair of its type in the world.

This post contains photographs that might be rated PG-13 if this were a Hollywood movie. All nipples are covered in this post, but in some cases just barely, with pasties or adhesive tape. Please skip this post if you are squeamish about nudity or sexuality.

If, however, you want to see more outlandish photographs taken by other photographers, they may be found on Yahoo’s Flickr website. The Flickr pictures are by The Golden Gate Express newspaper.

Beautiful woman at the San Francisco Folsom Street Fair, September 23, 2012.

Woman about to be flogged by the man on the left, at the San Francisco Folsom Street Fair, September 23, 2012.

I took the pictures you see on this page with my Canon 5D Mark II. I used a Canon 50mm macro lens for some of the pictures, and a Canon 70-200 F:2.8 L zoom lens for the rest. Click on the pictures twice in delayed succession to see the images at full size. I uploaded the pictures at maximum resolution and maximum JPG quality of 12.

San Francisco Folsom Street Fair, September 23, 2012. Photo of woman having her body painted.

I have attended the Folsom Street Fair three times in my life — yesterday, in 2010, and in the 1990s.

I am not into BDSM or the leather subculture, but I enjoy the fair.

Yesterday was the first time I went alone, and the first time I brought a good camera with me. I was nervous about being a guy with a camera taking a lot of pictures, but there was no need to be. There were thousands of cameras there. I doubt anyone arrived without a camera. In so many instances, the subjects you see here were actively posing for photographers. Some groups had a dozen photographers at a time trying to photograph them.

San Francisco Folsom Street Fair, September 23, 2012. Group dancing in the Sun.

There was a lot of full nudity at the fair, especially among the men. I estimate there were 200 completely nude men walking around. I only saw one completely nude woman walking around. There were dozens of topless women walking around, without pasties or tape over their nipples.

Woman poses for the camera at the San Francisco Folsom Street Fair, September 23, 2012.

I am straight, so I focused more of my energies towards photographing the many attractive women in attendance. I photographed some men too to capture the ambiance of the event and out of fairness.

San Francisco Folsom Street Fair, September 23, 2012. Man lifting a man off the ground.

I gave my card to some of my subjects, and to my amazement, fully half the people I gave my card to emailed me and asked me to send them a copy of the picture I took of them. I happily obliged. Next time I go to the fair, I will offer my card to everyone I photograph, instead of waiting to be asked for it like I did yesterday. One of the women I photographed is a model, and I asked her if she would like to do a shoot with me, and she wrote back that yes, she would. For any of the other women that I have included in this post, I would like to schedule a photo shoot with you as well. You may contact me via Facebook. While you’re there, consider subscribing to my public posts.

C. Amina Peterson at the San Francisco Folsom Street Fair, September 23, 2012.

I publish a photography blog in addition to this blog at KevinWarnock.com. I only publish results from my photo shoots to my photography blog, not candid images of strangers like you see here.

Man poses for the camera at the San Francisco Folsom Street Fair, September 23, 2012.

You may see my photography portfolio at the site ModelMayhem. Model Mayhem is like Facebook for models, photographers and related artists.

Naked man wearing a US President Barack Obama mask helps the President collect votes at the San Francisco Folsom Street Fair, September 23, 2012.

The craziest thing I saw at the Folsom Street Fair this year was a nude African American man wearing a rubber Barack Obama mask and holding an Obama/Biden campaign poster. He stood in the same location for hours, allowing himself to be photographed by hundreds of people. Barack Obama is the current President of the United States of America, and he is running for reelection in November, 2012, later this year.

Band performs on stage at the San Francisco Folsom Street Fair, September 23, 2012.

San Francisco Folsom Street Fair, September 23, 2012. Woman in sun glasses.

Woman uses her Apple iPhone at the San Francisco Folsom Street Fair, September 23, 2012.

Sign over booth for Freedominchrist-sf.org at the San Francisco Folsom Street Fair, September 23, 2012.

Woman with flowing blue hair at the San Francisco Folsom Street Fair, September 23, 2012.

Woman with backlit red hair at the San Francisco Folsom Street Fair, September 23, 2012.

Woman with a beautiful smile at the San Francisco Folsom Street Fair, September 23, 2012.

Woman with jet black hair at the San Francisco Folsom Street Fair, September 23, 2012.

Woman in profile at the San Francisco Folsom Street Fair, September 23, 2012.

Man with horns on his hat at the San Francisco Folsom Street Fair, September 23, 2012.

Two women pose for the camera at the San Francisco Folsom Street Fair, September 23, 2012.

Two women and a man pose for the camera at the San Francisco Folsom Street Fair, September 23, 2012.

Woman with hula hoop at the San Francisco Folsom Street Fair, September 23, 2012.

A couple walks together in the Sun at the San Francisco Folsom Street Fair, September 23, 2012.

Woman with amazing ear rings poses for the camera at the San Francisco Folsom Street Fair, September 23, 2012.

Woman with large yellow glasses at the San Francisco Folsom Street Fair, September 23, 2012.

Three women pose for the camera at the San Francisco Folsom Street Fair, September 23, 2012.

A beautiful tall woman at the San Francisco Folsom Street Fair, September 23, 2012.

A group of men talking at the San Francisco Folsom Street Fair, September 23, 2012.

Two woman paddle a man at the San Francisco Folsom Street Fair, September 23, 2012.

A group of women talk at the San Francisco Folsom Street Fair, September 23, 2012.

Woman with purple hair at the San Francisco Folsom Street Fair, September 23, 2012.

 

Woman dancing at the San Francisco Folsom Street Fair, September 23, 2012.

Performers on the stage at the San Francisco Folsom Street Fair, September 23, 2012.

Woman with bloody teeth at the San Francisco Folsom Street Fair, September 23, 2012.

Man poses for the camera at the San Francisco Folsom Street Fair, September 23, 2012.

San Francisco Folsom Street Fair, September 23, 2012. Photo of person in Fox costume.

Woman wearing pasties at the San Francisco Folsom Street Fair, September 23, 2012.

Written by Kevin Warnock

September 24th, 2012 at 11:00 pm