Showing posts with label san jose photos. Show all posts
Showing posts with label san jose photos. Show all posts

Friday, March 15, 2024

Downtown San Jose photo from the edge of SJSU

While this is an older photos of Downtown San Jose missing several new towers, it's a pretty neat angle that shows how connected SJSU is with the rest of Downtown. This will only be more true in the future with the former Fairmont Annex turning into student housing and several student towers are built in areas a few blocks outside the campus.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Main Library was one of the most significant partnerships between SJSU and the city of San Jose. I wonder what other options we have for collaboration. Perhaps something around an AI program involving both coursework and involvement from local startups? 

Source: Visit San Jose State University

Thursday, March 7, 2024

A Photo Night in Japantown

Multiple Japantown venues are coming together to showcase photography culture in San Jose. A Photo Night in Japantown was created to gather folks to check out really cool photography and get to know local photographers. It's a mix of solo shows, group shows and photo experiences.

The event takes place this Saturday, March 9th from 4-7pm across the following Japantown venues:


1. @empire7studios 
2. @cukui 
4. @headliners 
5. @lannynguyenphotography 
6. @thecoterieden 
7. @paradoxbarbers 
8. @knowfuturegallery

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Unique view of San Jose

Last weekend, cardinal2007 from the San Jose Development Forum took a striking photo of San Jose from Sierra Vista. This is an open space preserve on the northeastern border of San Jose. It's quite a rare sight to see both cattle and Downtown San Jose in the same frame.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Another great photo of San Jose

Below is quite a stunning perspective of Downtown San Jose that I have never seen before. This shows how population density is quickly increasing.

Source: Forbes, Dirt Patch from the San Jose Development Forum

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Downtown San Jose from Backesto Park

I love this photo from gillynova on the San Jose Development Forum. This was taken using a drone and provides a unique perspective of Downtown San Jose.

If you are curious about the exact location, Backesto Park is bound by 13th St., 15th St., Jackson St., and Empire St. It is perhapse best known as the location for the Luna Park Chalk Art Festival.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

San Jose Women's March

Below is a beautiful photo that gives some idea of how many people showed up for the Women's March in January. This was taken by prawngeorge.

Source: cardinal2007 from the San Jose Development Forum

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Friday, October 7, 2016

San Jose Now-And-Then Photos

RENTCafe has 10 "Now-and-Then" photos that compare specific San Jose areas in 2008 to what they look like now. All you do is move the slider on each photo to quickly compare the two time periods. The article also has some flattering quotes such as this one:

"The downtown area in particular is transforming into a bustling live-work-play neighborhood with new residential towers bringing density to the business district." 

Head over to the source link to read the article and go through all of the photos!

Source: RENTCafe

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Silvery Towers at Sunset

This beautiful photo from C2K Architecture shows off the Bank of America building and both cranes from the Silvery Towers project in Downtown San Jose. It looks like both high-rise buildings are going to get a stunning sunset view when completed next year.

Source: Hillrise from the San Jose Development Forum

Photo by Edward Nowak:

Sunday, July 10, 2016

City Hall Rotunda

Cardinal2007 from the San Jose Development Forum has found yet another neat San Jose photo. The City Hall Rotunda has to be one of our top 10 architectural landmarks.

San Jose City Hall Rotunda by Night by Thomas Hawk, on Flickr

Monday, June 27, 2016

San Jose photo contest

History San Jose and Content Magazine are teaming up for the "This IS San Jose 2016" photo contest. The goal is to promote our uniqueness, diversity, and support our art community. Winners will have their photos displayed in the City Hall Routunda, win prizes, and will be featured in a future issues of Content Magazine.

Below you can see instructions for entry. For additional details (and a district map for tagging your photos), head over to the "This IS San JOSE" website over here.

Help Capture the Uniqueness and Diversity that IS San Jose!

Continuing the annual tradition, History San José will be accepting submissions for the 2016 Photo Competition, This IS San Jose.  There are several benefits to this contest including:

  • Promotes the uniqueness and diversity that is San Jose 
  • Supports the photographic arts and artists 
  • Helps contest winners build their photographic portfolio and resume
  • Documents each of the ten (10) districts with recent photographs for preservation for future generations

There are many ways for artists to participate - through our Kick-off Instagram Contest and then using any camera format the General Photo Contest.

Instagram Kick-Off Contest - Starts May 20 Thru July 1, 2016
Instagram contest begins May 20, 2016. Use @thisissanjose and the district number where the photo was taken (e.g., for District 1, use #district1; for District 10, use #district10, etc.) with your mobile device. District map can be found at San Jose Council Districts. 1, 2, 3. Honorable Mention winners will be automatically entered in the General Photo Contest.

General Photo Contest - Starts July 1 thru September 23, 2016
Primary photo contest begins June 20th and is open to all types of cameras and levels of ability (professional, non-professional or student under 18). Submissions for the primary contest need to be made before September 9th at Include your name, category (professional [earn over 50% from photography], non-professional or student under age 18), district taken, and your photograph in jpg document format.

All winning entries form all districts will be displayed in the San Jose City Hall Rotunda from October through December 2016. We are planning an awards reception in October with prizes. Winners will also be included in an upcoming issue of Content Magazine.

Presented by History San José
Media Sponsor Content Magazine

Friday, March 4, 2016

"Monterey Highway" at Seeing Things Gallery

Lost San Jose's Josh Marcotte has a new body of work called "Monterey Highway" that goes on display today at Seeing Things Gallery (751 West San Carlos Street). Josh spent a year documenting 30 miles of Monterey Highway in his own unique style. The road has a juxtaposition of old motels, neon signs, and empty storefronts as well as brand new housing projects and big box stores. Josh set out to "capture the spirit and identity of this road, and its place in the ever shifting landscape of Silicon Valley."

There is an opening reception for the new work tonight from 7pm to 10pm. To see some of these photos online as well as Josh's other collections, head over to the Lost San Jose website.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Josh Marcotte featured in the latest issue of Content Magazine

Lost San Jose creator Josh Marcotte has a great feature in the latest edition of San Jose's best magazine, Content. The article focuses on his Monterey Highway project, showcasing a grittier side of our city. To subscribe to Content and access this article along with many others, just head over here.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Del Carlo Documentary

Tom Wohlmut from WMS Media has a special holiday treat for everyone today, a full-length documentary on one of San Jose's most famous photographers. Arnold Del Carlo photographed San Jose from World War II to the Valley of Heart's Delight to Silicon Valley. There are very few people in the world that have been alive throughout all three of these eras, let alone photographed them. The story is told by Del Carlo himself though interviews conducted when he was 93 and 94 years old.

At one point Del Carlo even purchased his own plane and became skilled at taking aerial photos across the valley. He has shot iconic photos of people, buildings, landscapes, and even some of the first electronics made in Silicon Valley (especially IBM products).

The photos and stories are incredible. Every San Josean should watch this!

Del Carlo - Professional Photographer from WMS media Inc. on Vimeo.

San Jose State University

Hart's Department Store in Downtown San Jose

Downtown San Jose Aerial

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Sourisseau News: Andrew Hill

In the latest edition of Sourisseau News, we learn about the man Andrew Hill High School was named after. He was a painter and photographer known for several iconic photos of places like Mission Santa Clara, Stanford, and San Jose's Chinatown. He even climbed the San Jose Electric Light Tower to get an 8-photo panorama which you can see in the video below.

Andrew Hill had a studio in the Dougherty Building on South Second Street, which burnt down in the 1906 Earthquake. He ended up moving his studio to his home, which is currently on display at History San Jose. Check out the two minute video below for your monthly dose of San Jose history!

Sourisseau News December 2015 from WMS media Inc. on Vimeo.

San Jose Chinatown as photographed by Andrew Hill

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Sourisseau News: Let's Go To The Movies!

In the latest installment of Sourisseau News, learn about the history of theaters in San Jose in under three minutes (embedded video below). It is unfortunate that many of these no longer exist today. SoFA used to be packed with theaters as you can see from the photo.

Sourisseau News November 2015 - Let's Go To The Movies! from WMS media Inc. on Vimeo.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Josh Marcotte from Lost San Jose was Featured in Pixels

Josh Marcotte is San Jose's very own guerrilla urban photographer. He started Lost San Jose a few years ago and has captured hundred if not thousands of photos documenting a San Jose that is long gone. You can learn more about his inspiration and artistic process through a great interview conducted by Pixel Magazine right over here.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Inaugural Viva Calle Photos

Check out some photos from the inaugural San Jose Viva Calle courtesy of Cardinal2007 (a regular on the SJ Development Forum). The event shut down 6 miles of streets to allow biking, walking, or running throughout multiple San Jose communities. Most of the photos are from the festivals at St. James Park, Parque de los Pobladores, and Emma Prusch Park. It was a fantastic event which I hope will be repeated every year.

Photo of Downtown San Jose From Groesbeck Hill Park

Check out this rare view of Downtown San Jose from the east that Cardinal2007 posted on the San Jose Development Forum. The photo was taken from Groesbeck Hill Park and shows Raging Waters and Lake Cunningham in the foreground. Rancho San Antonio and the Lehigh Permanente Quarry are in the background. I thought this was a drone photo until I read the description on the Flickr page.

Downtown San Jose CA by mcrider, on Flickr

"A different view of downtown from almost perfectly east near Lake Cunningham shows downtown and behind it the mountains around Rancho San Antonio and the Lehigh Permanente Quarry."

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sourisseau News: The Home Front

The latest edition of Sourisseau News takes us to San Jose during World War II. There are some great photos in this latest video, including Moffett Field. Enjoy the two minute trip back in time right by clicking play on the video below.

Sourisseau News August 2015 The Home Front from WMS media Inc. on Vimeo.