Photographers

Atherton resident Laura Pitchford journeyed to Chile last fall to visit her niece who is teaching college English in Santiago.

One trip highlight was the chance to have dinner with one of the descendants of Faxon Dean Atherton who was one of the first property owners in the mid- Peninsula. His wife was Chilean, and the town of Atherton is named after him.

The other highlight was the chance to visit three different markets — devoted to fish, flowers and vegetables. Laura knows her way around a camera but had left her “big camera and equipment” home and traveled instead with her iPhone 8.

Featured here are photos from those markets. If the produce and flowers look familiar that’s because  Chile’s climate is similar to California.

Photos by Laura Daschbach Pitchford (c) 2018

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Scott Loftesness proves there’s more than just street photography in Japan

We recently showcased photographs that InMenlo co-founder — and experienced street photographer — Scott Loftesness took in both Tokyo and Kyoto, mostly using his iPhone Xs Max. Emailed Scott: “When I wrote that post, I was focused on my street photography (my current love!) but, as it turns out, I included a mix of both street […]

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Spotted: Lake at Sharon Park sporting a fall hue

InMenlo founder Scott Loftesness captured this pretty fall scene, which we think if worth sharing with our followers. Think of it as a bright start to a day!

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Photographer Scott R. Kline explores how people are “facing time”

Some time after turning 50, InMenlo contributing photographer Scott R. Kline became a bit obsessed about living a long life, at least to 100 if not longer. He read local author Dr. Walter Bortz’s books [We Live Too Short and Die Too Long; Dare to Be 100] and in the course of his work both editorially […]

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Shout out to Irene Searles, named by The Six Fifty as a photographer of note

InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles was named among the “11 local Silicon Valley photographers you should follow on Instagram right now” by  The Six Fifty. Editor Charles Russo writes: “Menlo Park photographer Irene Searles regards her current Instagram series as a visual diary of her life in the last year, which has entailed traveling frequently and […]

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InMenlo co-founder Scott Loftesness participates in “A Soulful Image” photography workshop in Santa Fe

InMenlo co-founder Scott Loftesness is also a serious amateur photographer, one who has participated in a number of photography workshops. Most recently he journeyed to Santa Fe, NM, for workshop titled A Soulful Image led by Christopher Michel. “There were about 14 of us in the workshop,” said Scott,” and most commented that it was […]

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Dan Fenstermacher blends activism with photography

Menlo Park resident Dan Fenstermacher combines photography with activism to produce a distinct documentary style. For his master’s thesis at San Jose State, he photographed people with a diagnosed mental illness. “I have OCD myself,” he said, “so it was relevant to me and my family. Mental illness is so misunderstood. Many people with a diagnosis […]

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Photographer Stuart Jacobson holding open studio again this year

We discovered photographer Stuart Jacobson walking home last year from shopping at the Menlo Park Farmers Market and stopped by again this morning. He has a houseful of  lovely landscapes and captivating animal-in-the-wild photographs and will be available to talk with visitors until 5:00 pm today (1260 Middle Avenue). His home studio will also be […]

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It’s a photo a day for InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles

The third time is the charm for a project that InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles has tried to do two previous times — posting a photo every day on Facebook and Instagram. She began this year on January 1. “I also try to take a photo every day,” she says. “My rules are that they’re […]

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Matt Weil photographs the Bay Bridge from the same vantage point of 85 years ago

It is a homecoming of sorts for civil engineer and serious amateur photographer Matt Weil whose photography show, “The Bay Bridge: An Engineer’s Perspective,” is on display at Cafe Borrone. Matt grew up in Menlo Park and would wander into Cafe Borrone walking home from Menlo-Atherton High School. “I remember seeing the different art on the […]

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Nathalie Strand uses her iPhone to take photos, making captivating composites

If ever there was a body of work that validated those big Apple billboards touting the iPhone as a camera, it’s photographs taken by Menlo Park resident Nathalie Strand. Her basement studio is a treasure trove of images, one of which is on display at the Hall of Justice (400 County Center) in Redwood City […]

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