Made it up to the coast this month to do some Abalone Diving in Mendocino. Possibly my favorite thing to do in the world. We drove the highway until we found the perfect spot, and got some abalone, urchin and some perch with the spears after about 3 hours of diving. I brought along an underwater film camera I bought. The visibility was too poor for any actual underwater shots, but got some pics none the less. —Tim
photos by Tim Gatto
Smoke & Mirrors
After the white walls show last month, I forgot to add that I stopped by Book & Job Gallery for the Find Rangers Smoke & Mirrors zine release and photo show. Some pretty great photos and $10 for a large wall print. Some photos I took passing through.
Photos by Tim Gatto
Made it out to SF on Saturday to check out some new art from Ferris Plock, Kelly Tunstall and Mark Warren Jacques at Shooting Gallery / White Walls in SF. So much color at this show! It was a great time out. -Tim
New Years Crab Hunt
Finally getting to the photos I’ve neglected this year. Starting with New Years Day in Oakland Chinatown. This guy really wanted to show the white boy what they had behind the counter. A bunch more photos to come. –Tim
photo by Tim Gatto
Catching up on long overdue photo work and submissions. Happy Late 4th, These seemed appropriate.
photos by Danny Benson
Yosemite / Update
Tomorrow morning at 500 I’m headed out to Yosemite for the first time in 10 years. The last time I was there was right when I started college and it was such an incredible trip. Really felt like yesterday. On that note, it’s time for a brief, but long overdue update about BIT BY ZEUS.
This past year had some major life changes (for the good) and as a result, I was not able to post as much as I’d want, which doesn’t mean I’m not shooting a ton. I’ve been shooting a ton. Basically, long story short. BIT BY ZEUS is not dead. I plan to keep featuring and collaborating with the photographers that I keep meeting, and am working on a couple of “zines”. But, one thing I am planning on changing is my approach to photo. The photos on this site, that Brian Z and I created, have basically been about 1/ Life in the city 2/ Escaping the city 3/ The strange balance between the two. I want to dial in these themes and really want to start challenging myself to make more interesting photography.
Anyways, here’s some photos that I made on my last trip to Yosemite in 2004. Here’s to coming back from this trip with way, way better photos. Thanks to all the of the talented people that I’ve met since creating this site. Meeting and working with so many great photographers is the reason I want to keep sharing and collaborating on BBZ. –Tim
Oakland Sun — 4/14
Some photos from the last couple of months; Tahoe, Oakland, Art Murmur, and SF. On a technical note, I picked up a Ricoh GR for everyday stuff and have been totally loving it. I needed a digital camera, and chose the GR for some of its quickness and because it could fit in my pocket. It’s been pretty great, and have been bringing out my medium format camera with it as a result. That’s all — Tim
made it away to the “snow”
Saying goodbye to my Grandmothers house in St. Helena. It was a fantastic place to grow up.
Paul John Nelson
photos by Paul John Nelson
I only knew of Shawn through the photo community and was always impressed by his work and attitude. Although I never met him, I felt like a friend had passed. Last Wednesday, I stopped by Book & Job Gallery in SF to pay my respects.
RIP Shawn Whisenant
James de Leon
photos by James de Leon — San Francisco, Ca
Troy Holden — Streetwalker
Great zine by Troy Holden and Hamburger Eyes. Get it here.
photos by Blaise Chatelain