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Oakland cityscapes

Posted by G.A. Matiasz on April 19, 2014

My wife and I BARTed over to Oakland on Thursday, April 17, and caught the opening of “Oakland and Beyond: Sense of Place,” a photographic exhibition of 5 photographers at Photo Fine Art Gallery (473 25th St., Box 6, Oakland, CA 94612). Lee Nelson’s series on the Hollywood sign caught from different vantage points in Los Angeles is interesting, but the highlight for me were the Oakland cityscapes shot by Diallo Mwathi Jeffery.
Oakland Uptown Dusk

Oakland Uptown Dusk
Bay Sky One

Blue Sky One
Temple View

Temple View
Oakland Uptown Day

Oakland Uptown Day
Oakland-pan-sml

Oakland Panorama

I lived in Oakland when I first moved to the Bay Area in 1991, and I’ve been a big fan of the city ever since. Diallo’s photos are beautiful, if a bit Chamber of Commerce-y. I met the young artist at the opening, and he is indeed quite young. Hope he has a wonderful future in photography.

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