Based on the blog with thousands of loyal fans, a beautiful, heartfelt, funny, and inspiring collection of photographs and stories capturing the spirit of a city
Souls of San Francisco began in the fall of 2011, when photographer Garry Bowden set out to create a photographic census of San Francisco. Armed with his camera, he began crisscrossing the city, covering thousands of miles on foot, all in an attempt to capture San Franciscans and their stories. The result of these efforts was a vibrant blog he called "Souls of San Francisco," in which his photos were featured alongside quotes and anecdotes.
The blog has steadily grown, now boasting thousands of devoted followers. Souls of San Francisco is the book inspired by the blog. With beautiful color photos, including exclusive portraits and all-new stories, Souls of San Francisco is a stunning collection of images that showcases the heart and soul of San Francisco.
Surprising and moving, printed in a beautiful full-color, Souls of San Francisco is a celebration of individuality and a tribute to the spirit of the city.
Garry Bowden is a San Francisco based filmmaker and photographer. Garry’s short films SATURN RISING and CHRISTMAS AND HANUKKAH have played at film festivals across the country including the 2011 Mill Valley Film Festival, 2011 Atlanta Underground Film Festival and the 2012 Taos Shortz Film Festival. Garry’s ongoing photography project SOULS OF SAN FRANCISCO, features street portraits of residents of different neighborhoods all across the city. SOULS has been exhibited at the Cantina gallery in downtown San Francisco, 780 Valencia in the Mission and the first volume of print work of the project is being released in February 2013. Garry is currently working on the interactive film series CREATE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE: SAN FRANCISCO (CYOA SF) with fellow San Francisco filmmaker, Joshua Moore.
Souls of San Francisco: Volume 1 Published April 28, 2014
Souls of SF: Volume 2 (Hardcover) Published April 28, 2014
Souls of San Francisco: Volume 2 (Deluxe) Published April 28, 2014
Souls of San Francisco: Volume 1 (Hardcover) Published March 31, 2014
Souls of San Francisco: Volume 1 (Deluxe) Published March 31, 2013