Time-lapse and photos by Bhautik Joshi
Photographer Bhautik Joshi has seen a lot. He's originally from Sydney, Australia, moved to England as a young kid, and ended up in San Francisco with his wife about 10 years ago. He's always been interested in visual storytelling, and his Flickr page and Instagram account attest to that.
Here he is in his own words:
"Bhautik is a photo dork who lives in San Francisco. He focuses on capturing vignettes of the city's flavor in his street photography, and is involved with arts advocacy by organizing talks, photo-walks, and meetups. In his day job, Bhautik is a research engineer at Adobe, continuing 10 years of work in facilitating artistic discovery by building tools in where technology and art meet."
For Part 1 of his Storied: San Francisco episode, Bhautik told me about the time he took the bus over to Treasure Island, set up a time-lapse camera to capture a major bit of construction on the Bay Bridge, and then ... well, you'll have to listen to find out what happened next.
For a look at some other photos he got of the bridge work, check out this Flickr album.
Bhautik will be screening an experimental film: 2001: A Picasso Odyssey at the Another Hole in the Head event at SF Indiefest. That will take place at 7 p.m. on November 7. For more details, go here.
It's easy to overlook or forget, but for centuries now, San Francisco has been a military town. All around the Bay Area, from Forts Funston, Baker, Point, and Miley to the Presidio itself, the remnants of that era are very much still with us today.
For Part 2 of his Storied: San Francisco podcast, Bhautik Joshi talks about the time he visited the Nike Missile Site, aka SF 88, to take pictures.
We recorded this podcast at the Pig and Whistle Pub in Lone Mountain in September 2017.