Le Marais Bakery. San Francisco. California. 7.16.2017.

I met up with my friend Uli to have a proper catch up at Le Marais Bakery in the Castro, as it's very cute and filled with French buttery goodness. I have to say that their pastries are very French indeed. If you are ever to spend a lot of money on avocado toast, this would be the one to splurge on.

Le Marais Bakery

498 Sanchez St
San Francisco, CA 94114

avocado toast

cucumber melon tart
watermelon mousse


Soundtracks. SFMOMA. San Francisco. California. 7.13.2017.

I went to the preview of Soundtracks at SFMOMA. I saw The Visitors by Ragnar Kjartansson a few years back at The Broad and was blown away by it. Be sure to see it while it is at SFMOMA. It is in the room ro the right of the elevator. I also loved the installations by Anri Sala and Céleste Boursier-Mougenot. You should also see the Edvard Munch while you are there, but you have to get a special ticket for the show, even for members. I enjoyed that one very much as well.


Edvard Munch 

151 3rs St
San Francisco, CA 94103


Leo's Oyster Bar. San Francisco. California. 7.10.2017.

Erika was helping me with my new headshots today, so I ended it by taking her to a nice lunch at Leo's Oyster Bar. A proper ladies' luncheon is a great way to start your week.

Leo's Oyster Bar
568 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA 94111

tea leaf salad, gem lettuce, sunflower seeds, peanuts, and toasted garlic 
warm buttered lobster roll, cultured uni butter, brioche and french fries
pineapple sundae, vanilla ice cream, pistachios and pineapple caramel
classic bittersweet chocolate mousse

Ha Nam Ninh. San Francisco. California. 7.8.2017.

I was catching up with my friend Jasmine. We watched Baby Driver , then we decided to go eat at Ha Nam Ninh as it's been a minute since I've had their 25 dry. Does anyone order anything else ever there? I would love to hear about it if you do. You definitely cannot go wrong with the 25 dry.

Ha Nam Ninh
701 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA 94109


Mount Tamalpais. Marin. 6.19.2017-6.20.2017.

Whenever I am doing a photoshoot up in Marin and I have a car, I drive up to the top of Mount Tamalpais to experience the sunset. For this shoot, I was lucky enough to go up two evenings in a row. It's always magical and a different type of magic.

Photo and video of me below by Alex Swain.

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Your Name (Kimi No Na Wa). Makoto Shinkai.

And now back to our regularly scheduled programming.

I saw Your Name (Kimi No Na Wa) by Makoto Shinkai in the theatre shortly upon my return from my Italian holiday. I laughed. I cried. I recently came into noticing Makoto Shinkai's work and fell in love with it immediately. He has a way of telling stories of fleeting moments of life that can change us forever. And in this new film, he went further than he has ever before so far. I cannot wait to see more form him!


Venice. Italy. 5.11.2017 + 5.16.2017. SLR. Film.

These were shot on NPZ 800 film on 5.11.2017. I really like the muted tones from this film. As always, I am showing you the RAW scans from my negatives and I have done no color correction to my films scans.

Back to Portra 400 shot on 5.16.2017. As you can see, this lens has a very shallow depth of field, which is tricky to maneuver. But I like working with that. I find it more challenging and interesting working this way.

Florence. Italy. 5.6.2017-5.9.2017. SLR. Film.

Here is from the film I shot in Florence. This was with Portra 800.


Rosa Salva. Venice. Italy. 5.16.2017.

I really wanted my last breakfast in Venice to be Caffè Florian. If I had more time, it would have been. Thankfully I didn't have the time and I was forcing myself to try different things for all of our sakes. That was how I ended up at Rosa Salva. You will also find plenty of locals eating here. I went with the waitress recommend. The pastry was delicious and not too sweet. I also ate half a ham and mushroom sandwich. The thought of airplane food was just too sad, so I tend to feed myself before I fly. A perfect last breakfast in Venice before I headed to the airport! 

This concludes my Italian adventure this time around. Thank you for reading and I hope there were some good tips for your own adventure. I just dropped off my film to be developed today. So hopefully I will have those up for you in the next week. Ciao!

Rosa Salva
Sestiere di S. Marco 950
30124 Venezia Italy