One of the reasons why we love Instagram is because of its addictive visual appeal. In this week’s Neighborgram, we chat with loTaylor Hoff who wors as a visual merchandiser and alsomoonlights as a photographer.
Name: Taylor Hoff
Neighborhood: Mission District
What do you love about your hood? I love that I can stay within a four block radius with no guilt.
For Work: Visual Merchandiser at Apple Inc.
For Fun: Skateboarding, getting goldfish-cracker drunk and literature.
How do you find out about events/things to do in SF? Text messages and morning run-ins with friends when I’m on my way to grab a coffee. Knowing about events more than 12 hours in advance is never as fun.
Whats your favorite SF Shop: Maas & Stacks
Whats is SF’s best kept secret? The Seward Street Slides.
What are your some of your most used apps? Twitter, Camera+, and Snapseed.
Best View? The view from my room’s window every morning.
What are some great instagram feeds you’re following now? @joeygolaw, @bsterling, @heltenkelt, @barkerbrooke, @amerrymishap, @extrabigger
How long have you been taking photos? At around 13 years old, I took photos of my brother and I skating in my backyard, missing focus, destroying composition, and mis-developing once it got to post.
What makes a great photo? When the viewer evokes an emotion they weren’t expecting.
Film or digital? When there’s time, film. There’s a thousand cliche reasons why I love film, but to sum it up; for the grit.
Favorite photographers? Jason Roque, Miranda Lehman, and my grandfather.
What is your favorite aspect of this city? I love SF for how charmingly small it is. You can never walk down the street without seeing a friend or acquaintance.
Any plans for Halloween? No plans as of yet, but I want to be Jigglypuff.
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