Somewhere Between: A Photo Essay

 "When you get free from certain fixed concepts of the way the world is, you find it is far more subtle, and far more miraculous, than you thought it was." -Alan Watts


Today while I was working on edits and sending emails I found a video by photographer Jared Polin from He challenged photographers to go out and sit still at a place and shoot for an hour straight. I thought about it for a minute and decided to do it. This would allow me to work my angles and find new ways to see an environment. 

I currently live in Oakland, California. A place of transition, gentrification, and movement. I chose to sit at the entrance of the McArthur BART station. It was 5:30 pm and the light was perfect for this exercise.

After an hour of shooting and 250 photos later, I narrowed it down to my best 7. I believe quality is more powerful than quantity.

Gear I used:

• Canon 5D Mark 2

• Sigma 24mm-70mm 2.8

• Canon 70mm-200mm 2.8

I hope you enjoy.



My spot for an hour.