Where: San Francisco, CA
Between Meeting: After Meeting with Sexton & Weston
I like to stay at the Stanford Court Hotel on Nob Hill because it feels like old San Francisco, and because its located at an interesting intersection of cable car tracks.
Early in the morning at the right incident angle, the tracks glow in high contrast light. Having been with two Black-and-White masters the day before, I was inspired to shoot this scene in Black-and-White The black background was due to the steep angle of California Street, and then I waited for the right pedestrian for a sense of scale and gesture. In this case, someone carefully holding a coffee so it would not spill.