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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Here for a reason.

I know I told you last night that I was going to wait until I could make it down to the newstand to buy the San Francisco Chronicle.

But it's so damn easy to go online! So here's the story for all of you who can't get a newspaper today.

(Or, like me, are still in your pyjamas!)

Read about i live here:SF in today's San Francisco Chronicle.

Photo by Russell Yip, who was a super cool guy to hang out with.

Just for funsies, here's the photo I took of Claire with Russell behind her, taking photos of us for that article.


Brad October 1, 2009 at 7:50 AM  

Julie, what a great story and photo set! That's so awesome you were covered and are now in print. Have a feeling much much more will come from it.


AphotoAday October 1, 2009 at 7:59 AM  

Dittos to what Brad said -- I think you're going far...

dutchbaby October 1, 2009 at 8:01 AM  

This is fantastic, Julie! Congratulations and get prepared for all the love and attention coming your way!

heidikins October 1, 2009 at 8:02 AM  

Squee! What a fantastic article! Huzzah chica! Also, I just want you to know that I love love LOVE I Live Here: SF. It's one of my go-to favorite sites. :o)


seeree, phd October 1, 2009 at 8:17 AM  

What a wonderful article! Congratulations! I love reading about the people living in SF, and I wish I was one of them! Maybe someday...

Char October 1, 2009 at 8:29 AM  


Middle Aged Woman Blogging October 1, 2009 at 8:36 AM  

Fun article! Way to Go!

smith kaich jones October 1, 2009 at 8:37 AM  

Bless you. It was in my plans to try to get to Barnes & Noble to buy a copy of the paper before they sold out, and I am running late & it is beginning to rain, and you have saved me the gas and the $$. :) So many, many congratulations - well deserved.

It's been a wild year, has it not?


a painter October 1, 2009 at 9:22 AM  

Excellent story! Congratulations once again--you deserve it!

Rachel October 1, 2009 at 10:03 AM  

I grabbed my Chron at the bus stop and read the article while waiting for the bus.
Very cool, Julie! Congrats!

m e l i g r o s a October 1, 2009 at 11:02 AM  

♥so cool, Im so excited for you!!
ok going to buy the paper now -
I miss your opening, but Im not missing this.

Anytime Ive been quoted etc. in the paper I have missed buying it... wonder if I can do a buy back-issues. will find out soon

Caley Brown October 1, 2009 at 11:43 AM  

Totally groovy picture.

valerie October 1, 2009 at 12:22 PM  

Yay! So happy to see you landed in the paper. Of course, it's noon and I'm still in pj's so I used the link. Congratulations! And thank you for the lovely birthday wishes too!

Christian Cagigal October 1, 2009 at 2:13 PM  

This is awesome and you deserve it! And about the people who commented on the sfgate site...the ones that said you're making it difficult for the "professional" photog's by doing what you do for free....

The same things get said in my line of work too. However they are usually said by the least talented and impactful of my industry, the one's that worked long and hard for many years and haven't really gotten any where. Maybe if those same people actually tried um....NOT SUCKING AT WHAT THEY DO then maybe they'd feel there was enough photog love to go around in this world. Sadly they don't...and that's not a very pro-artistic approach to the world. That's because...they're not really Artists...yes...I did just dare to say that.

There's another reason they said that though, because they very well recognize that you are good! Really good! Nobody cares if a bad photog does anything for free or for cheap. We only care when a good one does. If you recall we had similar conversations about this idea a year ago but the tables are turned now aren't they ;)

And, there's another reason they said those things, cuz they're jealous. No matter what kind of a resume those other "debbie downer photogs" have you have obviouly made a bigger cultural impact in just a few short months than they have.


That's always a sign of great work and even greater work to come!

cryitout October 1, 2009 at 2:45 PM  

I was so excited to see you in the paper -- great story! Congrats.


Dina October 1, 2009 at 3:07 PM  

I'm always intrigued, amazed and enpowered to hear the stories of when adversity (losing your job) is transformed into success (look at you now!) Congratulations!

urbaNiche October 1, 2009 at 3:32 PM  

hey this is so very exciting and your story is very inspirational. once again great blog and congrats!
super cool idea

Rachel/The Sheriff October 2, 2009 at 12:34 AM  

Hi - I found you today due to the article. A friend linked me to it since I have a similar story to yours (getting laid off and then making my photography hobby a business). What that friend didn't know - and I was AMAZED to read - is that Ghalyia, who got your project started in a sense, is the mother of one of my best friends since grade school. I had no idea she participated in your project and it was really random and cool to read about her in your article. I tried to find the pictures you took of her on your site, but didn't see them. Are they online somewhere that I could view them? As someone who lived in SF for 10+ years and still considers it home whenever I'm there, I really love your project and your work. Take care, Rachel

Anonymous October 5, 2009 at 1:44 PM  

Congratulations!!! You really, really, really deserve it.