Gene Wright was a legendary photographer of woman--and the city of San Francisco. He passed away in 2004, at the age of 88, but left us with an incredible body of work documenting his favorite city for more than 5 decades, often using unique panoramic cameras like the one used for this impressive shot.
This gorgeously long and thin photograph of the majestic San Francisco skyline was not only photographed by Mr. Wright, but also mated and framed by him. He signed and dated the mating and the back paper of the framing. It remains in excellent condition; there is evidence of water on the back paper but no where else on the piece, except almost imperceptible fading on one corner of the dark blue mating. The glass is anti-glare glass, the frame is wood with silver metal trim. Everyone who walks into our shop seems drawn to this photograph irresistibly. The unique size of it, the muted yet vibrant tones, the beauty of the city itself...it all conspires to make this one of our favorite mid-century citiscapes. Our hats off to you, Mr. Wright.
Overall 30.75 L x 5.25 H x 1.25 D; print is 27.5 L x 2.5 H