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Mission District #9

Abstract

San Francisco's Chinatown is the oldest one and one of the largest in North America and covers 24 city blocks. It is a colorful neighborhood with a rich history and one of the densest inhabited areas as an enclave that continues to retain its own customs, languages, places of worship, social clubs, and identity.

Additionally, below are a selection of photos I made while exploring the colorful neighborhoods of San Francisco. From colorful Mission District to the Painted Ladies, Golden Gate bridge and walking through town I found those neighborhoods and urban
settings that I knew from movies and tv-series, It was a pleasure to wander around with a brand new ultra wide angle lens
and try to amplify the city's architecture with my twisty technique and the exaggerated perspective offered by the lens.

Artworks presented here are limited edition reproductions of original handheld double exposure photographs. No image manipulation software was used in the composition of any of these images.


Robin Vandenabeele is a photographer based near Bruges in Belgium. Traveling extensively for work landed him with a desire to visually document all the places and moments that were frequented. There has always been a large amount of experimentation in his photography, for example by using outdated films, cross-processing and film pushing during development, using creative viewpoints and lenses when composing images. After seeing results from a experimental in-camera double exposure technique he became quickly interested in the further possibilities and has since not stopped to create series of juxtaposing city- and landscapes using both film and digital cameras on various locations visited around the world.

Being an autodidact in photography allows Robin to use a non-traditional approach to the image making process. His influences are photographers with diverse styles such as Sarah Moon, Mario Giacomelli, Man Ray, Henri Lartigue, Peter Beard, Franco Fontana, Jan Saudek and others.

Robin has work on display aboard several cruise ships and in boutique hotels all over the world. In 2018 he participated in the Photo Fringe festival in Trieste.
From 2010-2018 several nominations (black&White spider awards, Int'l color Awards) in various categories. His work is also used on a multitude of bookcovers.

Robin Vandenabeele

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