EverydayBayArea Photographer: Rasta Dave

Everyday Bay Area is a project of CatchLight and The Everyday Projects

Everyday Bay Area is a project of CatchLight and The Everyday Projects, in partnership with KQED Public Media and PhotoWings. We are focusing the power of visual storytelling to help San Francisco Bay Area residents see and understand each other across identities, ages, demographics and geographies. Based on a curated Instagram feed, Everyday Bay Area encourages professionals and amateurs alike to shoot “photography that matters.” We seek stories that connect people—images that ignite curiosity and promote inclusion, tolerance and respect.

Dubbed the “hood historian,” Rasta Dave was born and raised in San Francisco, California’s vibrant Excelsior District. His captivating and unapologetic candid street scenes and portraits give viewers an inside view–not always pleasant–of whats really happening on these California corners. As he uses the City Life as his art and the streets as his canvas he gives you a taste of reality. His motto: one camera, one lens, no studio no rehearsal…strictly REAL street life and culture. With street credentials that span from the Bay down LA, Rasta is able to document neighborhoods on few outsiders get to see.

CatchLight is a non-profit organization dedicated to visual storytelling and the power of photography to drive social change. We serve as a transformational force, bringing resources and organizations together to help photographers of all levels tell visual stories that have social impact.