"Watching the ships roll in
Then I watch them roll away again.
I'm sitting on the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
I'm just sitting on the dock of the bay
Wasting time . . ." (Otis Redding, 1967)
The Nocturnes, the photographic collective based in
San Francisco, will be hosting "Embarcadero Nocturne,"
an exhibit of Night Photography, with the work of 22
local Night Photographers at several venues (see details)
along the Embarcadero and at Fort Mason, San Francisco's
pre-eminent center for the Arts.
Ferry Building - Study 2, by Tim Baskerville
As Tim Baskerville, Founder and Director of The Nocturnes,
explains: "The focus of the exhibit, "Embarcadero Nocturne"
is on San Francisco's revitalized waterfront - from
the Ball Park on the south, to Pier 35, at the north
end. I had photographed this area extensively, prior
to, and immediately after, the Loma Prieta earthquake
of 1989 - then, it was an area marked by monolithic
freeway ramps and derelict piers and trainyards. As
all San Franciscans know, since that monumental 15-second
event, the Embarcadero has been transformed, in many
wonderful, unforeseen ways. This juried exhibit reflects
on some of that change, and was open to all different
interpretations - the only criteria was that images
be taken from, looking at, or be about the Embarcadero,
San Francisco's waterfront!" With this recently transformed
area of San Francisco as its theme, and night photography,
and its inherent transformative ability, as the vehicle,
this show presents some engaging imagery, by an accomplished
group of San Francisco photographers
Be sure to visit NightTalk,
the message board of The Nocturnes, and let us know
what you thought of this exhibition.
Mike Quinn ©2004-5
No. 10 - Embarcadero
Kyo Suayan ©2004-5
John Monroe ©2004-5