Two Worlds. One Wish.
A short video depicting the two worlds in SF
Every day in San Francisco I walk past two different worlds. In the one, people are suited up and ready to conquer the world. In the other, people are hoping to get enough money to keep their bellies happy. Both have their own beauty. And each has a place in the city.
In my short video — Two Worlds. One Wish. — I capture the fabric of each world and the weaving between them. You’ll see the differences, which are obvious. And when you look close, you will see one very striking similarity: People residing in the two worlds have the same wish.
The video will be released in a few months (well, maybe not that soon. I need to find a videographer that will help me). In the mean time, you can do two things:
1/ scroll down and sign up for an update.
2/ meet the friends I’ve made while shooting…
When I asked if I can take his photo, he introduced himself and said friends call him Willy Nelson. We bonded instantly. His humor won me over. And, this guy... man does he have the marketing thing down. His personality draws people in. And his sign reads "One Penny Please." Smart marketer I tell ya.
Erin has a sense of peace in her despite the fact that she and her husband are not allowed to see each other while they battle the court system to get their daughter back. She is collecting money in San Francisco with hopes that they can move to the valley as a family and buy a home.
I call him Bear because he looks as cuddly as one. When I showed him the pictures I took, he said "Is that what I look like? I haven’t seen myself in a very long time." He makes around $50 a day, which he says is enough to get by.
Feel the sensitivity in his heart? He was hanging out with Willy Nelson when I met him. He told me people (perhaps the press) used to take his picture all the time. Then laws changed and 4,000 homeless left San Francisco.