Spotted: Photography student Ellie Clark, taking her 15-minute break from work in the Lower Haight.
What are you wearing tonight? Jeff Campbell black Lita’s, Motel Pierced Dress in black, Triangle plumped vintage doorknocker earrings.
How long have you lived in the city? I’m an SF native, 21 years in San Francisco.
Where did you get your tattoos done? Spider Murphy’s in San Rafael, Marin County. Paul Anthony Dobleman did them. He’s a beast. This parlor is known worldwide for its traditional style.
What about your hair? I usually let my friends do my hair. Once in a while at Aveda SF. I hair model for their hair tests at beauty school.
For better/for worse what has changed in San Francisco while you’ve lived here? The gentrification. Every neighborhood has lost its spunk. Most of my friends’ families that have lived here forever have to move to the East Bay because the rent has spiked so much.
I don’t want to have to choose crime vs. yuppies and bros. Fix the parks and the neighborhoods that need fixing, but don’t kick the neighborhood out. SF needs its natives.
I don’t like visiting the Mission and not having to order my food in Spanish. The difference between Mission Street and Valencia Street is uncanny. Where the fuck did all these bike and antique shops come from?
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Photography by Sara Iravani