Mike Sanchez, San Francisco Artist
San Francisco Streetcar Series
Powell Hyde Car 16, Market Street Railway, Co 578, Built 1896
Archival Digital Print, Resin, Wood
San Francisco's Municipal Railway has assembled one of the most diverse collections of vintage streetcars, trolleys, and trams in transit service anywhere. Up to 20 of these vintage vehicles carry passengers along Market Street and The Embarcadero every day.
Mike Sanchez photographs and catalogs individual streetcars to understand this collection on a deeper level. To highlight the unique design features of each vehicle, he isolates the subject from its background and transforms it 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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