256 Ways to Look at the Transamerica Building

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Photo by Jeremy Brooks

How many times a day do you walk past a San Francisco landmark without giving it another glance? Long-time Muni Diaries photo contributor Jeremy Brooks decided that to train his camera lens on the Transamerica Building for a year and captured some amazing shots in his Transamerica View project, which has 256 photos of the landmark building taken in a year. You’ve seen his great photos on the site in lots of posts including the Shoes on Muni series.

From Jeremy:

The Transamerica Pyramid is one of my favorite buildings in San Francisco. I work in a building with a great view of the Pyramid, and have been photographing it for several years. In 2012, I decided to start a project to document an entire year of my view of this building. I took a photo of the Pyramid every day when I got into the office using my iPhone and the Hipstamatic application.

At the end of the year, I had a collection of 256 unique images showing the Pyramid in fog, sun, rain, at night, and a once-in-a-lifetime event: The September 21st photograph includes the Space Shuttle Endeavour in flight en route to it’s final home, the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

Jeremy has plans to turn the photos into a beautiful book. Check out his Kickstarter page to see more details.

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