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Abandoned headquarters of the Western Service Workers Association in Oakland, CA. The dilapidated condition of the building reflects the current decline of the power of unions in this country. The original muralist is Sam Frankel.

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I grew up in Altadena, CA in an very stimulating environment. Bass guitar and photography are my two main passions and the latter is on display here. Back in the film photography days I was an avid air show, auto race and concours d’elegance shooter. I’ve since moved to Oakland, CA and after a several year hiatus, I’m now in the digital realm.

This has created new challenges and ways of thinking. But also new opportunities for exploration and advancement.

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