Hank Donat and Robert Cameron in 2004.
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
Detail: Above the City in 2004.
Mister SF Copyright Hank Donat