Sunday, February 23, 2014

Striped Bass Fishing On the Chesapeake Bay

This past December, when Elizabeth and I visited my parents on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, I got out on the Chesapeake Bay for some striped bass fishing and sight seeing with Elizabeth, my friend, Edward, and my father. We didn't catch any stripers we could keep -- all were under the minimum regulation size -- so it was a catch-and-release trip, but being on the water was a treat, as it almost always is.
"Marsh near Chesconessex Creek; Eastern Shore of Virginia; December 2013"

Thursday, January 30, 2014

"Dancing By the Marsh," an excerpt from "Presidio Sites"

Christopher Reiger
"View of Crissy Field from near "Presidio Sites" Site #4; The Presidio, San Francisco, CA; November 2013"

An adapted excerpt from my "Presidio Sites" project is featured at The Center For Humans & Nature blog, City Creatures. Click here to read it.

Photo credit: © Christopher Reiger, 2013

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Announcing BAASICS.4: Watershed

The next evening program produced by BAASICS, the non-profit I co-founded in 2010, is just under two weeks away. Please save the date and reserve your tickets (sliding scale, $0-20) soon; they're going fast!

Those of you who are not in the San Francisco Bay Area can still view most BAASICS content in our online archive.

BAASICS (Bay Area Art & Science Interdisciplinary Collaborative Sessions) PRESENTS:
BAASICS.4: Watershed

Saturday, January 18, 7:00 – 9:00 pm (doors @ 6:30pm)
ODC Theater | 3153 17th Street, SF CA 94110
(Reception to follow @ Root Division | 3175 17th Street, SF CA 94110)
This event is FREE/SLIDING SCALE, but seating is limited, so reserve your tickets early.
Event website:
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Sunday, January 05, 2014

"Presidio Sites"

Laurie Halsey Brown (senseofplaceLAB)
"Christopher Reiger at Quadrat Site #1;  Presidio, San Francisco, CA; October 2013"
In December 2013, I led a walking tour to three of the four sites in the Presidio that were the focus of Nomadic Nature In Situ, a collaborative art project curated by senseofplaceLAB. At each stop, I read a short reflection on some aspect of the site, and the walking tour concluded with a reception where recent photographs of mine were on view. In the course of 2014, I'll lead more of these walks as part of my “Presidio Sites” project.

See photos from the December outing and read about the “Presidio Sites” project here.

Saturday, January 04, 2014

"Project George"

Christopher Reiger
"Chelonoidis nigra abingdonii (memento mori)"
Archival inkjet print on bamboo paper8" x 10"2013
I've been swamped with various projects these last few months, and I'm very belatedly announcing the terrific project below. It officially launched in November 2013.

I'm honored to have a recent photograph featured as one of the two prints kicking off the tribute, and it's a treat to be in the good company of Jonathan Woodward.

Monday, October 28, 2013

"Touch Me"

Last night, BAASICS had the pleasure of supporting our friends at The Berkeley Science Review with "Touch Me," their terrific Bay Area Science Festival program at the David Brower Center. I posted a summary of the event over at the BAASICS blog. Check it out here.

Original "Touch Me" promotional poster

Monday, October 14, 2013

Rock Dove On A Rock

Christopher Reiger
"Pigeon (Rock dove); Mountain Lake; Presidio, San Francisco, CA; August 2013"
Because so many people think of pigeons as "sky rats," I like to emphasis their more "proper" common name, rock dove (Columba livia). They're fascinating birds and, although ubiquitous in urban landscapes, shouldn't be viewed with such disgust.

Photo credit: © Christopher Reiger, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013

A Different Kind Of Tree

Christopher Reiger
"Telephone Pole; 'Presidio Sites' Quadrat Project Site #1; Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; August 2013"
A photo from my ongoing "Presidio Sites" project, about which I'll share more in the coming months.

Photo credit: © Christopher Reiger, 2013