In February of this year, Herschel Supply introduced the community-driven City Limitless content series through an Instagram contest. It was Joanne Wong who emerged as the winner, and part of her prize was the opportunity to shoot a City Limitless photo essay in San Francisco.
“I’m originally from Toronto, Canada — a busy city with a lot of hustle and bustle,” Joanne explains. “About two years ago I moved to San Francisco, which has a totally different vibe to it. It’s a lovely and laid-back city with beautifully designed coffee shops, great food and colorful people.”
Joanne considers herself an amateur photographer who is drawn to architecture and unique abandoned places. However, San Francisco has inspired her to chase both the light and “Karl the Fog” with her camera.
“With photography, I use more of my creative juices outside of the daily job,” she mentions. “I used to carry around a point-and-shoot with me all the time and just take random photos of things. It wasn’t until about three years ago that I would purposely go on photowalks, which definitely gave me a new perspective on the city.”
Joanne adds: “In San Francisco, I would have to say Bernal Heights is one of my favorites places to shoot. I think it’s because you get a beautiful view of the city, and the sunset is never a disappointment.”