Rock away in Rockaway: Tour Pacifica’s secret Rock ’n’ Roll hall of fame

Veteran photographer Steve Rapport shares his gallery of music gods, with original shots of Prince, Springsteen, Bowie and more. By Clay Lambert/HMB Review Mick Jones of The Clash in mid-air at the Brixton Fair Deal, London 7/30/1982. (Image courtesy of Steve Rapport) ----- Steve Rapport has captured the gods. He keeps them, frozen in time, in a gallery in Pacifica. David Bowie. Bruce Springsteen. Joe Strummer. Van Morrison. Annie Lennox. There is a veritable rock ’n’ ...

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From Iggy to Jello: Stanford’s newest photo archive is an epic punk rock time capsule

Lynn Beldner’s DIY visual chronicle captured concerts in a pre-Instagram era. Hey! Ho! Let’s Go!: The Ramones at the Warfield in San Francisco, 1982. (Image courtesy of the Lynn Beldner Punk Music Photograph Collection/Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound) For Lynn Beldner, shooting photos in the dark was a way of transcending the awkwardness of life in Silicon Valley. An East Coast native who transplanted to Santa Clara during the late 1970s at the ...

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Focus! The Six Fifty’s Peninsula Photo Contest is back.

Show off your imagery in our annual local competition and compete to win cash prizes! 2020 Honorable Mention: “Tiger Leg Monkey Frog Climbing Heliconia” by Geoffrey Brooks Focus! The Six Fifty’s Peninsula Photo Contest is back. THE SIX FIFTY StaffFollowFeb 19 · 4 min read Show off your imagery in our annual local competition and compete to win cash prizes! SF Peninsula photographers of all ages and skill levels who live, work or attend school within the 650 area ...

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Camera, subject…& 80,000 volts of electricity? The Peninsula’s newest photo exhibit may shock you.

Art Ventures Gallery presents Robert Buelteman’s explorations around Stanford’s Jasper Ridge, and features an electrifying new technique. by Sheryl Nonnenberg Robert Buelteman was granted permission from Stanford University to document the protected habitat of Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve. Pictured: “Black Oak” by Robert Buelteman (Image courtesy of Art Ventures Gallery) Art can take us to places we have never been and places we cannot access. Stanford University’s Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve has been ...

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Up close and six feet away: It’s the 650’s socially-distanced Year in Photos

From Covid to comets, see what our photogs captured through the lens. Oak Knoll Elementary School first-graders snack (socially-distanced) at the start of recess at the Menlo Park school on Sept. 29, 2020. All students must sit six feet apart and face the same direction. After eating, they sanitize their hands and play in a predetermined area on campus: the field, the blacktop or the playground. (Photo by Magali Gauthier) 2020. It’s a ...

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Wonders of the water: Meet the tide pool whisperer of the San Mateo coastline

Local resident Aron Sanchez has curated an engaging Instagram account of aquatic oddities, coastal creatures and other rapidly-disappearing denizens of the sea A purple sea star gorges on a mossy chitin; San Mateo County, June 2015. (Image via Aron Sanchez/Waterbod) Aron Sanchez never really liked the beach while growing up. It’s a paradox, of course, for a guy who has amassed 119,000 followers on Instagram as a result of clocking long hours on ...

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Peaceful, powerful: Protests on the Peninsula (in pictures)

A highly spirited peaceful rally on Redwood City’s Courthouse Square drew a diverse cross section of Peninsula residents on Tuesday, June 2nd in support of the Black Lives Matter Movement. (Photo by Federica Armstrong) See what history in the making looks like in your backyard In the wake of George Floyd’s killing at the hands of Minneapolis police, an abundance of protests continue to persist around the nation. Here on the Peninsula, there ...

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