Current stickering appearing in and around the Tenderloin…

by photodocumentarian Michael Cuffe

Tenderloin District - San Francisco, California - March 2013.

Behind the scenes video of Franz Szony’s “P.S. I Love You” photographic painting…

See his show “Hapenis” currently at Project One Gallery in San Francisco, for more information read the story on Warholian here: http://warholian.com/2012/07/24/franz-szony/

"Before the Show" photographed by Michael Cuffe at White Walls, Shooting Gallery and 941 Geary. (2012)

Artist Charmaine Olivia in final preparation for her opening the following night, Instagram's her limited edition show poster.

A National Geographic Photo of the Day…

Claustral Canyon, Australia
Photograph by Carsten Peter, National Geographic

Veteran guide John Robens (at far left) leads a soggy team through a moss-covered passage in Claustral Canyon, a few hours’ hike from their exit point. Canyoneering is all about the serendipity of discovery, he says. “You walk for miles and suddenly you find yourself in this magical spot.”

See more pictures from the October 2011 feature story “Deep Down Under” on Nat Geo here: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/10/australia-canyons/jenkins-text?source=podrelated

Cave of Crystals, Mexico
Photograph by Carsten Peter, Speleoresearch & Films

Massive beams of selenite dwarf human explorers in Mexico’s Cave of Crystals, deep below the Chihuahuan Desert. Formed over millennia, these crystals are among the largest yet discovered on Earth.

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features:http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2008/11/crystal-giants/shea-text

Amazing picture floating the web (captured this week) of Sharks patrolling within schools of bait fish.

We’ve been unable to locate the photographers name, if someone knows please shoot us a note so we can properly credit. 

Amazing photo of the recent eclipse by Colleen Pinski of National Geographic.

Pretty amazing shot by photographer Florian Schulz (Germany).

Flight of the rays

This astonishing aerial view of a massive congregation of Munk’s devil rays was taken over the Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico. It’s not unusual to see these smaller relatives of the manta ray somersault out of the water - locals call them tortillas because of the way they slap down into the water. But as this wonderful perspective shows, for all the individuals leaping out that are visible at sea level, there are many more below the surface. ‘When I first saw this wildlife phenomenon from the distance,’ says Florian, ‘I was not sure what I was looking at. The ocean was boiling. It was hard to tell how many rays there were, because the shoal must have been as thick as it was wide.’ And this image shows only a quarter of the whole scene - Florian cropped the photo to emphasize just how concentrated the rays were. No one knows why the rays gather like this, whether to mate, herd prey or migrate or just for the sheer joy of being together.

Nikon D3X + 200-400mm f4 lens; 1/800 sec at f4.5; ISO 800.

Photographer Anthony Kurtz is one of our favorite San Francisco based photographers, check out his amazing portfolio on his newly relaunched site!

"Lingering with Lichtenstein" by photographer Michael Cuffe

Rouen Cathedral Set V by Roy Lichtenstein
1969
painting | oil and Magna on canvas

These paintings can be seen at SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) on the second floor.

More info on the work: 
63 5/8 in. x 141 7/8 in. x 1 3/4 in. (161.61 cm x 360.36 cm x 4.45 cm)
Acquired 1992
Collection SFMOMA
Gift of Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson
© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein
92.266.A-C

Source: http://www.sfmoma.org/
explore/collection/artwork/196#ixzz1sLCaCKxV 
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

"Rothko Couple" by photographer Michael Cuffe

This painting can be seen at SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) on the second floor.

American, born Latvia (Dvinsk, [now Daugavpils], Latvia, 1903 - 1970, New York City, New York)
No. 14, 1960
1960
painting | oil on canvas

Source: http://www.sfmoma.org/explore/collection/artwork/22031#ixzz1sKQlrICV

Artist Luka Klikovac “Demersal” series of photos

The collection of the latest photos of the young artist Luka Klikovac represents an exiting and creative play of colored fluids. Through his camera lens he reveals realistic and tangible space where wondrous motions of strange forms occur, thereby creating psychedelic effects. The author is fascinated with the diversity of surreal depths and spaces created by unpredictable laws of motion of colored fluids. His imagination, artistic sensibility and knowingly caused “randomness” in a glass of water, lead viewers to an endless adventure, full of surreal and timeless scenes. When experimenting with light Luka Klikovac creates an illusion of the polar illumination that springs out from hidden fountains. Various hints and implies occur in the eyes of the beholder - materialized visions of the distant galaxies, stardust and miraculous fluorescent life forms of the Jules Vernes’ ocean depths, as well as images of brightly colored organic elements.