Film photography by Michelle Kilfeather
Some of us talk about making the world a better place. Bob Buckter, aka Dr. Color, has spent the last 50 years doing just that.
In Part 1, Bob, a born-and-raised San Franciscan, reflects on his childhood in the Excelsior and Outer Sunset Districts.
Bob's painting and color consulting business is responsible for the look and feel of more than 17,000 homes and businesses in San Francisco.
In Part 2, Bob talks about the early years of his painting business, the Colorist Movement, the history and meaning of the term "painted ladies," his brief early retirement, a failed marriage, the recent gray/blue (or what we call BORING) trend, and what he's up to next. Actually, that last link, to Annie Vainshtein's SF Chronicle article from October 2019, has some great history of Victorians and Edwardians in San Francisco. Check it out.
We recorded this podcast at Bob's home near Potrero Hill in January 2019.