SF EYES: HAMBURGER EYES SAN FRANSISCO
In 2001, Ray and David Potes began producing a black-and-white zine called Hamburger Eyes. Quickly gathering traction in the photo community, the photocopied booklets rapidly evolved into a monthly magazine. Quietly based in San Francisco’s Mission District, the Hamburger Eyes Photo Epicenter boasted coverage of “the continuing story of life on earth,” its maxim attracting tens of thousands of cult followers, photographers, and voyeurs from around the world. Nearly two decades later, Hamburger Eyes has produced hundreds of issues and exhibited thousands of photographs in galleries across the US, Europe, and Asia.
As the magazine developed into a haven for lovers of analog and print, the city surrounding its production was rapidly changing. The bastion of art and activism watched as housing markets skyrocketed. Big tech―the new gold rush―had come to change the character of the streets themselves. While the magazine has always revealed an aesthetic narrative from page to page and photographers have previewed and exhibited their own projects within them, this book will be the first publication to hone the focus of its large catalog on one point, the city that helped to establish it.
Hardcover, 160 pages
8.25 x 11 in.
20.96 x 27.94 cm.