Mike Sanchez

San Francisco has amassed one of the most unique and beautiful collections of operational streetcars, trolleys, and trams from around the world. If you walk down Market Street or the Embarcadero, you can see these classically designed streetcars moving through the city. 

I’m fascinated by these historic forms of transportation interweaving throughout the modern city. My mission is to photograph and catalog each individual streetcar to understand this collection on a deeper level. To highlight the unique design features of each vehicle, the subject is isolated from its background and transformed into a visual and historical analysis of form, color, design, and culture. The city of San Francisco is abstracted as an overlay of colors and skylines, situating each streetcar in its modern-day environment, while allowing the cars themselves to shine.

 

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