I like to think that every photograph I capture tells a story but some do more than others. On a recent visit to San Francisco I spent some time in the community of Bayview. As with many communities I visit across the country the economic downturn has left a mark - a large portion of their commercial storefronts closed, many people looking for jobs, a mirror for much of America.
But what really amazed me here was the sense of community. Families grilling on the sidewalk, wafting their tasty smoke down the street, a blocked-off street full of gradeschool children dancing to the beat of a live band, a saxophone blowing notes into the air that skirted their way down 3rd Street.
It was truly a pleasure to meet the residents of Bayview. It may be a community in the midst of economic change but it's a community whose residents haven't forgotten what really makes communities work: neighbors.
This image is all about the details.