aerial photographer Robert Cameron created
an unmatched record of San Francisco with his books Above San Francisco.
Because updated editions of Cameron's collection were created every several
years with new photography, and because Above San Francisco includes vintage
photographs of the City, it is possible for an enthusiast to observe San
Francisco's evolution from port community to a Metropolis bursting at the
seams. Cameron's own long and distinguished career includes a stint as a
news photographer and another for the War Department during World War II.
Above San Francisco has given the City its perspective in its larger environment.
Comparing photos in earlier editions - which are available at all the best
used bookstores - to the current City is a sentimental sport that underscores
the inevitability of change and the toll of progress on green space and
elbow room - not to mention parking!
series of details demonstrates the evolution of the downtown area as documented
by Above San Francisco.
Above the City in 2004.