realschatan

Gary Schatan

has been a member since Sep 2007 and goes by realschatan.

I am a San Francisco Bay Area photographer. I have been observing and documenting the ‘Urban Landscape’ found in and around California and the world since the 1970s. I am part of a generation of young photographers who questioned and expanded two seemingly fixed categories, landscape and documentary photography into something new. Since that time, I have continued to draw my inspiration from the aesthetics of the everyday, turning the least monumental of subjects — automobiles, advertiseme

Find me at: http://gschatan.zenfolio.com

PUMPKIN PROUD
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PUMPKIN PROUD

29 Oct 20121002 views

I Livined in Half Moon Bay for almost a year. As luck would have it, I discovered the world of huge pumpkins and their masters.

The Holly Ghost Festival
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The Holly Ghost Festival

9 Aug 20112389 views

'Chamarita Festival' A religious festival rooted in Portuguese history dating back to the 14th century. Celebrated annually in the town of Half Moon Bay, California.

Chamarita ~ Ghost Festival 2011
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Chamarita ~ Ghost Festival 2011

27 Jun 20112652 views

The 140th Portuguese 'Chamarita' or Holy Ghost Festival, celebrated in Half Moon Bay on California's beautiful central coast.

Autotopia
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Autotopia

11 Feb 2011484 views

Growing up in Los Angeles, owning my first car at age 15 was a rite of passage especially in Southern California.

Searching for Xmas Spirit in Watsonville
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Searching for Xmas Spirit in Watsonville

9 Dec 2010991 views

This is my annual Christmas time trip to Watsonville on California's Central Coast searching for unusual neighborhood scenes that catch my inquiring eye.