Making music at the First Church of the Jerk are Christine Shepherd, Boris Levit, Norman Carley and Ali Torres. Photographed in Oakland, CA on Sunday, April 21, 2013.
In April I received a great assignment from the San Francisco Chronicle. Go to a service of the Jerk Church in Oakland, CA. The “Jerks” officially call their church themselves the First Church of The Jerk. One of several congregations that gather weekly to sing, break bread, dress up and have fellowship, but without the religious trappings of a normal church. The music was rousing and the people friendly.
It turns out that the church sprang from Burning Man, so I felt right at home with the crowd. If you would like to learn more read the excellent article by Jennifer Raiser in the online SF Chronicle.
Rachael Devlin and her trusty accordian are a fixture at the Jerk Church.
Christine_Shepherd of the Oakland Chapter of the First Church of the Jerk.
Ken_Holmes and Amber Clisura sign at the First Church of the Jerk.
Tricia Roush wears a stack of hats of her own creation in her home in the San Francisco, CA Mission District on Sunday, March 17, 2013.
In my photo shoot for the San Francisco Chronicle, I had the pleasure of working with Tricia Roush. In her business House of Nines Design, Tricia creates beautiful hats using traditional techniques and materials. Her colorful hats are takes on classic designs. Here are some of the photos from the shoot. You can read the article on the SF Chronicle Website. Thanks to my photo assistant Tylar Springer.
Tricia Roush applies a ribbon to her Drake hat in her studio in San Francisco, CA on Sunday, March, 17 2013.
Spools of thread used for creating the colorful hats for House of Nines Design by Tricia Roush. San Francisco, CA on Sunday March 17, 2013.
Millinery from Tricia Roush’s House of Nines Design include, Top: Left to Right, Viola, Talia, Dobby, Dobby. Bottom: Queenston, Drake, Drake and Yvette. San Francisco, CA on Sunday, March 17, 2013. The wood head is made of Balsa so it is light and pins can stick into it.
Tricia Roush wears her Yvette hat with antique lace which she hand applied in her studio in San Francisco, CA on Sunday, March 17, 2013.