Category: Sidewalk Citizens

Musician

Full Disclosure

Alejandro the Inclusive My intention is to capture your attention, first and foremost no honorable mention. Accept me and my imperfections, whether you like me or not is at your discretion. Secondly shut off your screens and really get into it, moments like these are meant to be intimate. Nothing’sContinue reading

Designer

Revolved and Redirected

Ian the Cyclist Previously caught up in the now, slighted and shortsighted. In a lane with two solid stripes, a space shared yet divided. There’s no right of way for those who are late and untimely. Engulfed by the countless possibilities without even trying. A print maker, industrial designer, andContinue reading

Guide

Authentico

Alessio the Skipper What’s left unseen is left unsaid, most visitors come and go without a true breadth of what lies at their wake. Browsing boutiques by the shore, chasing after the crowds, trusting fake locals for advice are all common mistakes. Give it 3 to 4 days, go atContinue reading

Performer

Ei Ja Nai Ka

Matt the Taiko Drummer How dreadful it must’ve been to live life through the wire, conspired under a twofold gaze perception and sight. Isei and Nisei alike forcibly relocated through dire straits during a time where making two wrongs made socially right. Bred in captivity due to land laws andContinue reading

Vendor

No Doubt

Chindalath of the Grand NewsStand Stocked with paper from publications, both pivotal and local. Printed fine, bound by twine, clearly defined, yet equivocal, combined the package total. Designed by authors hopeful to have their zines read, and build a reputation like Mr. Rogers street cred. Salomon’s seeds spread, dispersed toContinue reading

Vendor

Hope on the Street

Byron and JJ the Florists Back in the day he sold bouquets around Seventh and Market. Petals easy for the picking had to lay on the varnish. Seasons passed and he drifted down the Embarcadero. Present day the skid row’s gentrified straight to the marrow. Back then Cal had Savio for theContinue reading

Tradesman

Kick into Gear

Vinh the Mechanic Going nowhere fast but the wheels are still spinning, without gaining any friction it’s hard to be driven. When you’re lost, the finish line seems non-existent. Don’t be discouraged find your vehicle and close the distance. We learn so much more when we listen, when the blockContinue reading