“I drove out to Sausalito from Minnesota in 2002 with my wife, 1-year-old daughter, and our dog. We shared a cliffside rental with Hallie’s mom, overlooking San Francisco Bay, and space was tight: the wall of our little room touched the bed on three sides. But the view was incredible. Every night the light from Alcatraz would flash across the wall, and we could hear the seals barking below.
Early one morning as the fog rolled in, I made my way down to the water, and set up the 4×5 camera. Nobody else was up yet, and it felt like I had the entire bay to myself. But then a seal popped her head above the water, just to the left, to see what I was doing. She continued watching as I exposed the film, and we enjoyed the sunrise together.”
Location: Sausalito, California
Photograph Date: 2003
Medium: Chromogenic Print