Saturday, May 18, 2013


Kodama on Deck by Wayne-K
Kodama on Deck, a photo by Wayne-K on Flickr.

The Vipers lost a tough game today in the PGSL Teal Majors playoffs. The girls played hard and hit well, but they came up just a bit short. This was their second loss in the double-elimination playoff, so the season is over for the Vipers. Kami was on the mound for every game and did a superb job pitching. It was a lot of innings, but her arm held up pretty well.

I dusted off my Nikon D80 for one last time today and here are a few photos from the game.

46/52 - Base Hit

Pregame Meeting with the Umpire


Kami in the Box

Good Eye

Friday, May 3, 2013

Garry Winogrand at SFMOMA

San Francisco, April 2013 by Wayne-K
San Francisco, April 2013, a photo by Wayne-K on Flickr.

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is exhibiting the work of Garry Winogrand through 2 June 2013. I took a day off from work a few weeks ago and dragged the wife, daughter, and one of my daughter’s friends to SFMOMA. The mother of the friend asked if “I was going to the museum too.” Little did she know, I was the reason for the trip to the museum. I’m not known to be a museum type of guy (ditto for plays, musicals, movies, etc.), but we’re talking about Garry Winogrand here, one of the great street photographers. The best part of all was I didn’t have to drive into the city. We rode the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train into San Francisco and walked a few short blocks to the museum. The SFMOMA is the perfect day trip!

Here’s a short write-up on Garry Winogrand from the SFMOMA website:

“Widely acknowledged as one of the most important photographers of the 20th century, Garry Winogrand (1928-1984) captured moments of everyday American life in the postwar era, producing an expansive picture of a nation rich with possibility yet threatening to spin out of control. He did much of his best-known work in New York in the 1960s, becoming a major voice of that tumultuous decade. But he also roamed widely around the United States, from California and Texas to Miami and Chicago. He photographed the rich and powerful and everyday strangers on the street; antiwar protesters and politicians; airports and zoos. In many of these pictures, humor and visual energy are the flip sides of an anxious instability. As photographer and guest curator Leo Rubinfien says, "The hope and buoyancy of middle-class life in postwar America is half of the emotional heart of Winogrand's work. The other half is a sense of undoing."

When he died suddenly at age 56, Winogrand left behind thousands of rolls of exposed but undeveloped film and unedited contact sheets — some 250,000 frames in total. Nearly 100 of these pictures have been printed for the first time for this long-awaited retrospective of his work. By presenting such archival discoveries alongside celebrated pictures, Garry Winogrand reframes a career that was, like the artist's America, both epic and unresolved. This exhibition has been jointly organized by SFMOMA and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, and will travel to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Jeu de Paume in Paris, and FundaciĆ³n MAPFRE in Madrid.”

Future iPhone Fashion Photographer

"Interesting" BART Riders

Lunch at The Grove