I’m making Oakland my go-to street photography destination because it’s quick and easy to get into downtown and there’s a real variety of people to photograph there. The images in this post are from three separate trips.

I asked this man to pose for me in front of the mural. This was shot with the monochrome camera, not converted. The overcast day provided the right light for outdoor portraits.

There was a demonstration in front of city hall (Oakland, right?), which is where I found this man.

On a trip to the heavily Latino Fruitvale district, I came across this mariachi musician on his way to a performance. He was nice enough to stop for a moment and pose for me.

Walking around Jack London Square, I crossed paths with this worker. I think I got in his good graces by speaking Spanish to him. I saw the wooden crates nearby and thought they’d make a good background.

Every trip into Oakland is a new treasure hunt, and I almost always come home with at least a couple of good photos.