Owner Decorated Vehicles (Art Cars)
Photographs from Berkeley, California, 1973 - 1977
by Don Jacobson
This collection of photographs was taken in the San Francisco Bay Area the years I lived there. What there were of my admittedly poor notes were lost in my many subsequent moves from those days to the present time. What remains are the images with their sense of playfulness and artisanship.
I see the world differently now. The camera, which narrows the field of vision, has actually expanded my vision. When I realized I was viewing reality as if it were a series of photographs, I initially questioned that perspective. Now, I know my perception is enhanced and enriched from my pursuit of photography. An already dynamic and interesting world has become more so. I am delighted by quality of light, vibrancy of color, unexpected and often unnoticed detail. The stunning structure of an orchid, the intricate ornamentation on an older building, or dishes stacked in a dish drainer are fascinating to me. Abstractions and patterns are richer and invite investigation. My choice of subject matter is limitless. Anything that appeals to my eye is fair game for my camera.
A Landscape Transformed Published February 11, 2015
Pacific Northwest Architecture: A Photo Essay Published August 06, 2012
An Intimate View of Japan Photographs by Don Jacobson Published March 18, 2012
Alaska! Published February 19, 2010
Beauty of the West Published April 25, 2007