fototaker in San Francisco - Vision of an Artist

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****To the two individuals who stole my Canon EOS 70D on 2 Dec 2014, fitted with a 18-135 EFS IS Canon lens, and my Manfrotto tripod just outside Chinatown/North Beach in San Francisco. I understand it's the holidays. I understand there's many who don't enjoy the bright lights as others do. I am not rich. It takes me years to pay off some of my photography equipment. That 70D you just stole from me? Though I don't have it any longer, I'll be still paying for it for at least another year.

On my tripod is a sticker with http://WWW.FOTOTAKER.NET on the leg of the tripod.By luck, a police officer was around the corner that night so I gave him all the details of the theft. I've reported my equipment as stolen at my online equipment register. If you or anyone else takes a picture with my lens OR camera, I'll be notified that it's been used. If you sell my equipment you took, anyone who uses it will be eventually contacted by the police and questioned to find out WHERE they obtained it.

My gear serial numbers:
Canon EOS 70D s/n 022021020644
Canon EFS 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS s/n 5602006343

SFPD case 141017879 refers to this theft, so if ANYONE has information about this theft, please contact the SFPD at their non-emergency number 415-553-0123 and advise them you have info about this case. If YOU are the one(s) who took my camera equipment, I ask that you be considerate and return all that you took to any SFPD police station, no questions asked. I'll happily be paying for a camera that is again in my possession. Regardless of your actions: I wish you a happy Holiday to you and your family.****
Thank you for visiting and viewing my imagery ~ I appreciate your coming to see my galleries and hoping you enjoy seeing my images. I'm a freelance American photographer living between Rota, Spain and San Francisco (where I am now), but with my heart in the Pacific NorthWest! I am always looking to capture details of the street, the events of our daily routines, and of Life and my little World as seen through my lens. I've got a passion for reflections, people, color, animals and yes: Black and White. I rarely retouch my images, preferring the tradition work of solid straight photography versus special effects and PS add-ons. The rare times I tweak my images is to present it as I actually saw it. I love to write also... if you read any words in the image caption, it's my words.

My images and words cannot be copied, or used in any manner or in any virtual or printed media.

Many older (not recent work) imagery plus calendars are viewable at I love hearing from viewers of my imagery and would love to hear what you think of my work. "Talk" to me by sending *email* to fototaker at gmail dot com

I have many calendars available including team calendars of America's Cup which can be viewed at Please tell me if you like them as I would enjoy knowing what you think!

I am a full-time photographer, so if you need a precise and understanding photographer for your wedding, event or just to capture your Life for a brief few moments, please contact me. I travel and have a passport, and have been to Australia, the UK, and other locations as an honored photographer to capture someone's special moments; I'd love to be your photographer ~ let's talk! I am also seeking bodies to collaborate in my artnudes and bodyscapes (landscapes of the body) projects - interested? Please contact me!


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