Posts tagged San Francisco

Hemingway and Gellhorn

Rumour has it that San Francisco based Philip Kaufman will be directing an HBO film about Ernest Hemingway and his relationship with Martha Gellhorn entitled Hemingway and Gellhorn, starring Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman. Reportedly shooting begins this year using SF locations such as Pier 80, which is surprising because no one knows of Hemingway spending any time there. Key West, Cuba, Paris, and the Northwest yes, SF not so much. San Francisco magazine commissioned this illustration of Kaufmann directing a scene at an SF street cafĂ© for the cover of January’s issue.

Art direction by Ellen Zaslow.

The Gentrification of Dogpatch

The historic district of Dogpatch lies on the eastern side of San Francisco with some of the oldest houses in the city, dating from the 1840s. In the last twenty years Dogpatch has attracted a growing community of artists and designers, becoming the latest SF neighbourhood to be colonised by loft studios and chic boutiques.

San Francisco magazine commissioned this portrait of siblings Chris and Ben Ospital, owners of Modern Appealing Clothing, who are converting a stable house on 22nd Street into a new store. MAC started as a Hayes Valley store / gallery and became a popular gathering place for those who combine fashionable tastes with progressive leanings. Ben and Chris Ospital and their mother, Jeri, are on the cutting edge of San Francisco’s Slow Clothing movement, which combines new ideas about beauty with old-fashioned concepts of utility.

Art direction by Ellen Zaslow.