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Art Show @ Mojo Cafe on Divisadero

Posted on: July 19th, 2010 by Joe No Comments

For the next several months 10 bicycle themed photographs photos of mine will be showing at San Francisco’s Mojo Bicycle Cafe on Divisadero St. The photos document time spent in Seattle, NYC, San Francisco, and most recently, a bike trip in Utah. Please stop by, even if only for a bit.



Occupational Portraits

Posted on: February 9th, 2010 by Joe No Comments

Anna McCarthy

I recently shot a series of portraits of Anna McCarthy, a San Francisco based journalist. Focusing on words that define her occupation, I put the question to her and using the words she used to describe her occupation I created a collage on her skin.

Here are other pics from the shoot.

Lucha Libre Wrestling

Posted on: February 1st, 2010 by Joe 1 Comment

If only the real world were like the pro-wrestling world: where divisions between good and evil are clean-cut and the good guys always win (the bad guys may appear to be winning for the majority of the match, but ultimately, good always perseveres in the end). Last night, the roughly 200 fans who showed up for Pro-Wrestling Revolution’s Lucha Libre fundraiser event for John O’Connell High School enjoyed three hours of brawling amongst the clear cut villains (which in last night’s case meant a very aggro trio of Border Patrol agents) and heroes (the mean, lean, well-preened Mexican fighting machines of Universidad de los Guapos) of the pro-wrestling world. Pro-Wrestling Revolution also held their very first women’s title event last night, which was taken by Mexico’s infamous Lady Apache after a gnarly chick fight with San Francisco’s own pro-wrestling champ, Alissa Flash (otherwise known as Cheerleader Melissa). Proceeds from the evening will help fund John O’Connell’s prom. Write up by Anna McCarthy

Live Long and Prosper: The SF Star Trek Convention

Posted on: January 26th, 2010 by Joe 2 Comments

An impressive crowd of self-proclaimed Star Trek nerds beamed up to this year’s Star Trek Convention, held over the weekend at San Francisco’s Westin St. Francis Hotel. Day one had a sparser — but definitely no less nerdy — turnout as most devoted fans had come to see Sir Patrick Stewart and William Shatner banter it up together on Sunday. But those who skipped out for Saturday’s events missed some of the best costumes of the weekend, prepared especially for the costume contest. Here are a few characters and highlights from the convention. By Anna McCarthy-Read More….

Here are the best pics of the convention.


SF Weekly Arson Feature

Posted on: January 13th, 2010 by Joe No Comments


Snuffed Out

by Anna McCarthy

Massive layoffs, internal conflict, and decreasing morale have all contributed to a less effective arson unit.

The Felton Street fire looked suspicious from the start. The two-story house in the Portola District that went up in flames in the early hours of Feb. 5, 2009, had no electricity. Plus, it was vacant. Vacant houses with no electricity typically don’t spontaneously combust. Continued

Cake @ SF’s Fillmore

Posted on: January 11th, 2010 by Joe No Comments

By Anna
Although birthday cake was available upstairs, it was clear that last night’s sold-out crowd didn’t come to the Fillmore for the dessert — they came for Cake. The show was birthday bash for Bill Graham, San Francisco’s legendary music promoter who would have been 79 this year had he not passed away in 1991 after a tragic helicopter crash. Proceeds from the concert went to the Bill Graham Foundation, which provides grants for music, the arts, and education. Continued