A few shots from my last roll. I just love how easy and versatile the XA2 is. Especially with Portra 800!! -KEP
A Bay Area native, whose decades of kicking up dirt and grime on and off the road, have led him to a relaxed but energized life of making custom steel frames. From 26” cruiser to 26” mtb crusher, cargo to cross (and really whatever you want to ride), his TIG welded works are always a breath of fresh air.
Cam’s frame have a simple, subtle beauty that is as natural as the steel they’re built with. Absent of fancy lugs, with an emphasis on function before form, a Falconer is made to be race ready or to explore that fire road which was previously impassable.
Cycling in the Bay Area is notoriously homegrown and DIY. Pioneers making it work for themselves and in turn, creating a culture that is inherently as strong and pure as the creators themselves. Cameron falls under this category. A humble and intelligent individual who’s craft has been honed but by no means is he done growing. Like the exact machines he uses, Cam always measures twice and cuts once, but the difference is that not one of his cuts is ever the same.
The rack life essentials.
Memories of Messenger Mansion Pt. 1
From 2009-2012, in the heart of the Mission, there was a place that saw some of SF’s fastest and dirtiest scumbags pass through its doors and pass out on its floors.
This place was the Messenger Mansion and while it served as home and hostel too many messengers, it was also the original HQ of TCB Courier.
Here in two parts is a look back at what time I spent inside its walls.
Get Lost Nevada Edition
The Werehaus took a short trip to Las Vegas for NABS. Being on the strip for more than a couple hours will drive anyone insane. To remedy this we headed into the desert to clear our minds for a few hours.
Jeff Twin locked into an over ice.
Somewhere California, 2014
Kyle Rail Hop to Bank - San Francisco, CA - Mamiya 645pro - Kodak Portra 400 - Arthur Alvarez
Follow up to the spotcheck the other day posted on the Full Frame Instagram. Kyle aka Cubby was generous enough to take me out and trick / coach on the finer points of strobing bmx shots. It was a fun evening and I’m already loading up my Mamiya portra to get back out and learn more.
He sticks it.
Hiking Half Dome - Yosemite - California - Pentax 67 - Kodak Portra 400 - Arthur Alvarez
The hike to the top of Half Dome in Yosemite is a battle with one’s will. A series of uphills, roundabouts, slippery paths made of ankle twisting rocks and a death defying finale that people often forget is only the middle. However, this hike alone will take you from cabins, to rivers, and up alongside massive waterfalls. The only recommendation I can give is to do it.
We’re working on a special release from that weekend to truly show how awesome it was. Check back soon
There’s gonna be a zine soon… Cadence is helping with it… all film… all dirty hundo
Since 2008, Victor of Archive Bags has been a one-man operation, creating a variety of handmade and custom bags and accessories out of his home in San Francisco.
While there’s no shortage of bag makers in the Bay Area, Victor’s attention to detail is what makes his pieces so desirable. From sling bags to saddle bags, wallets to backpacks, and whatever else you are lacking, he can (or will heartily attempt) to make it. If anything, the competition helps him thrive. “I like that there’s a community of creative people here, they have an idea and they execute that vision. I also like the idea as a customer of working with someone and getting exactly what you want. I strive for that in my work and try to support others who do the same”
The name Archive is derived from its own definition, “We use our bags to store things we need for work or personal use, I like the dictionary definition of archive as ‘any extensive record or collection of data’ and how this applies to all the things we carry with us.” To compliment this, his sewing always involves clean and sharp edges, triggering thoughts of order and organization when you see his bags on the street.
Trusting in some of the best technology ever created, Victor often takes inspiration from backpacking design in the 70s. Traditional form with maximum functionality is Archive’s end goal every time. His bags have travelled to all parts of the world, with a committed market in Japan (thanks to Blue Lug).
Archive is a subtle but strong force in San Francisco. With a humble smile and a balanced work-ethic, Victor’s years of cutting and sewing have made him an in-house name for some and with quality goods for all. If you aren’t familiar with his work yet, check it out HERE.
Shot using a Mamiya 645, loaded with Portra 400 and 400NC.
I’ve been working on this little piece about Archive and Victor for some time. Now it’s done and ready for your enjoyment! One of the nicest dudes to work and chat with - let him make your next bag!
Stopping at a Subway on the way to the Moon. (4.10.14 Richmond VA) #timskirven365 #rocket #sandwich #space #nasa #drawing #ink #usa
Lydia Davis at Symphony Space, 4/2/14
The gang’s all here.
Mudfoot Dirty Hundo Pt 3
Some more local flavor and casual observations. The motivators and creators of Mudfoot, Tracko/GSC and Team Dream. Seeing the balance of these movers and shakers behind the scenes was impressive and exciting.
All the while Andres continues to raise questions about what makes him so fast.