since u been gone

I did manage to take some photos will my other camera was out for repairs. These is them.


They call Hallie Chinese Finger Trap…because she likes to play with Chinese Finger Traps, perv!


Brent can’t deny a good sweater when he sees one.


Sandyland and Smalls. Mis favoritos.


Centipede.


The bathroom at Tu Lan isn’t as bad as you’d think. It’s actually a pretty positive experience.


The water, however, is questionable. I got stuck with the brown one.


Kyle CamCam left his battery on the charger. No photos for you.


This was New Zealander Dave Chami‘s first real burrito.


And Alex Klein’s first real cigarette.


Judd gives it up for Jesse at the last Smiths night in SF. (Do you wish you had your own website yet?)


I totally missed a tender moment.


Massan and Alex Klein and Alex Klein’s jacked finger. This was just after the premier of The City video featuring young Alex shredding in various polo shirts.


Taxi Driver.


The Exorcist.


Curtain call.


Hot Tub Party!!!


Another Wednesday night at Pop’s.


Renee and Jake Baker put on a spur of the moment BBQ. It felt like the last day of summer…in January? Totally ruled.


Essential Capri Sun Cooler.


We cooked hotdog dogs.


Chilidog.


Homerun derby. Suzette was three for ten. Not bad.


Derek was looking for a mean game of kickball.


Suzette Lee, age eight.

november 28, 1944

Dear Darling,
It is cold here and each morning I kneel in the snow to pray that I will be home soon. I press my hands together but my fingers will not align. My trigger finger cannot lay still and I fear that my prayers will not be answered. This is the lousiest place in the world and I have never felt so lonely. I miss you like you will never know, like I never knew when I left. Now I laugh at all the dreams we held between us before I left. It is like trying to grasp these snowflakes. Two months turned into three years. Your beloved has turned into a monster. I hope you can look me in the eye if we are ever blessed with such an opportunity again.

Forever yours,
AK

all along the watchtower


So Renee still had her rental car from the weekend. We decided to make use of it and go to the Marin Headlands. That’s the Golden Gate. Renee took this photo as well as all the photos with purple captions.


We played around in the bunkers.


Derek gets all jaguar.


Suzette was coming up with all kinds of good photo ideas.


This is Renee; she’s still alive.


It was just dark enough that one could walk right off this edge and plummet at Derek’s feet.


Me and Jake Baker walked to the top of the hill to get the good views.


The others found us.


And we found a radio tower. Hard to miss. We hopped the barbwire found a ladder at the base. And so we started climbing. That’s Jake in the red. It was a spooky climb but totally worth it. Suzette made this photo. She makes good photos all the time and they sometimes appear on her website, SmallMediumLee.


Paul and I were discussing the ethereal aspects of life when Jake made it up.


There was a camera on the ground.


This is what the satellites looks at all day.


There’s something comforting and peaceful about being so far above life’s problems.


Paul.


Derek on his way up.


Jake left a chicken for future generations.


That’s the tippy top. We climbed the ladder to it, but there was a trap door. We settled with kicking it at three-quarters.


Posse up.


Next time we’re bringing sleeping bags.


And telling ghost stories.


I love this crew.


Stagger, friends.

Farwell transmission.

five.seven.five


right out of cam’ra
like baby sister Sara
what a great mistake


so close yet so far
spaldings can’t quite take you there
dream of worlds better


love riding doubles
into oncoming traffic
photos by b.c.


scouting for driftwood
foam overtakes ocean beach
mountains of water


he lived a good life
eating fish and surfing waves
farwell fine porpoise


czars gather on roof
for it’s the end of the world
goodbye poor cz


cardboard uterus
was left for the contractors
anya got away


i’ll miss free pile
found an electric razor
red shoes and dickies


now what will bop do
can he survive outside world
should start with some shoes


sweet anya and may
mourn the passing of the house
best friends will prevail


confetti showers
the house went out with a bang
i will miss your dirt


sun sets on cz
my first home away from home
shed a single tear


cathedral at night
just behind the panhandle
bathed in fog and light


why it’s alex klein
the golden gate’s got nothing
on this switch wallie


fisherman drive vans
keep fish in igloo coolers
backseat stinks, dammit


he has five big dogs
more than friends, they’re family
maybe all he’s got


one of four don’t work
he’s slower than his brothers
but still he is loved


sf christmas eve
the closest thing to family
love you, atreau


joya’s rightly scared
ladder to roof is rickets
but the view’s worth it


galen is so strange
note his shorts and thigh drawing
secretly genius


my house is crooked
but i’ve learned to compensate
while walking, lean right


one-six-oh-oh-oh
it’s getting out of control
still just a hobby


perfectly aligned
my roommate has OCD
beautiful disease


suzette’s snaggletooth
she found it in her pocket
now who carries teeth?


dear jordane, thank you
for choosing golden era
and for not smoking


riding with marvic
is a treat, not to mention
he matches my bike


new year’s day dinner
black-eyed peas and collard greens
for good health and wealth


chloe’s twenty-two
showered in purple like prince
i would die 4 u


rachael baked a cake
happy slippyday, um what?
guess it’s a real word


man, i love these girls
hannah shouts her voice away
so much energy


looks like india
but kristi just got back from
thailand, we shared tales


the morning benders
prepare for super crazy
rock ‘n’ roll stardom


slap game, stand up straight
like a beehive of action
backstage at the show


oh silly dylan
what a stupid face you make
forever captured


cam got a cupcake
with vanilla and sprinkles
right between the eyes


singer chris chu croons
heavy hearts, dammit anna
with a grain of salt


the crowd goes wild
they hitchhiked up from dallas
or so they screamed out


tickling the rhodes
singing nothing but the truth
that’s my favorite song


club donuts was fun
vegan choc’late coconut
and lots of dancing


like playing mirrors
kat is a superhero
what does that make me?


dancing on rock salt
is way better than spilled beer
even with gum in hand

nye


We started off NYE at a sports bar in Upper Haight. The Hoopers were conscripted to DJ so all the homies went and took over the back room. This is before it got crowded.


What’s NYE without some Bombers? Bob got a really sharp haircut.


AK with the two-step.


The DJing was pretty sporadic. I heard some Danzig, Eamon, the Verve and hella hyphy. Hans is probably clicking to some Fine Young Cannibals right now.


So we were just standing outside getting some fresh (or not so fresh) air, and…


This older gentleman, maybe a Jedi incongnito, maybe a computer technician, comes up with a couple legit-looking lightsabers.


Hannah wants to avenge the death of her aunt and uncle.


And battling ensues.


And sabers cross.


What planet is this guy from?


Back inside AK says mean things to Sarah.


What a cute couple!


Ditto.


It’s almost go time and Julian and I are DJing. The dancefloor loves it.


LIVE? Maybe three hours ago. This year’s gonna be like a rock.


Happy New Year!


Hmmmm….


Chloe did a lot of smooching, that trollop. Look at her bedroom eyes.


AK plans on ruling 2007.


This photo honestly made my night. Everything about it. The tattoo on Jordan’s arm, the necklaces, the snap, the faces, the multi-colored “New Year.” I hope every moment of 2007 is just like this one.


Then we went to a house party. It had this view.


And we found this dapper lad.


Five more failed parties later, bouncing around like a pinball, we find these girls butt-boarding down Central.

It’ll be a fine year; I’m sure of it.

2006 was like…

I literally took 10,000 photos this year. Here’s a slideshow of the ones that resonate best with what an amazing year 2006 was. From start to finish. Give it a couple minutes to load; it was a long year.

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