A month or two ago, I just had a free day with a car and decided, on a whim, to do some photography. I had my polaroid with me and picked up a cartridge of color polaroids, so I started to drive around, trying to find an interesting neighborhood I haven't yet explored. I ended up in Potrero Hill and, in the beginning, I photographed the beautiful parts of that neighborhood: the colorful houses, plants, green parks. I remembered passing through a housing project on the opposite side of the neighborhood while being on a bus towards work. I drove over there and photographed the run down conditions of that area as well, taking note of the juxtaposition of the genterfied Potrero Hill against Potrero Hill housing project.
On a whim, for an exhibition in San Francisco, I turned them into diptychs and the results are surprisingly, visually powerful: