Street Studio: Berkeley

When I think of Berkeley, I visualize it in a positive light. That’s because I’ve never had a bad photography session within the municipal boundaries.

There’s no shortage of eccentricity surrounding the place and its inhabitants. I’ve encountered some oddities over the years that intersected with my visits there.

The strangest being the Doubletree Hotel. It had a slanted floor that was so steep I could roll a water bottle from one end to another. When I inquired at the front desk about the situation, I was told they had no reports of uneven floors.

I guess it’s fair to say that Berkeley’s reality exists on a slightly tilted plane.

My subject Martìn and I discussed this topic during our photo session. We both had a good laugh and agreed that a little bit of weirdness was a small price to pay for such a great place for a portrait.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.