in walking by the intersection of California and Powell, I remembered what perhaps was the most interesting photo I took of San Francisco: it was a car, of the right color at the right time, with the right street setting. this was 2007, I think. photos are not about "the best", but more about how they work together in the way we see them, and the realization is that the best work in San Francisco has been portraits, and mainly inside. photographing the city has not worked out well for me, in the way that I see other people approach it: I just can't see it. I did have a similar block about other cities, so I expected that it was a matter of time, but rather, it is also apt to recognize that, photographically, I am not going to see much in San Francisco to make me enthusiastic about carrying the cameras at all times, I have done over the last 5 years. one cannot be greedy and see fantastic scenes — not so-called « Street Photography » — at every location. it is the way things are, and other things must be enjoyed, like the brief instance of vintage cars for a day outside the apartment building.