Julie Michelle records San Francisco history by embracing the stories of strangers and bringing their words to life through inventive imagery. Her photos celebrate the city spirit against cultural murals, vintage doorways, turn-of-the-century glass, and tile stairwells dripping with coral, indigo and parrot green. She is in love with color, nature, design and all San Francisco neighborhoods.
I Live Here:SF is Julie Michelle’s masterpiece. Two years in the making and nearly 200 stories strong, highlights of it can now be found inside City Hall. In her own words, “…it is an exploration of the city through the visages and stories of the people who participate.”
Julie Michelle is slowly developing a rich and powerful archive of the fabric of this fabulous metropolis — exposing the heart and soul of the struggling and the famous, the young and the seasoned, the provocative and the earthy.
She invites anyone to join in the journey by emailing her with a few paragraphs of how San Francisco caresses your world. She always finds the rhythm within and snaps the pose with the rain on the roof or the sun fading in some secluded retreat. People often forget she’s even taking their photo.
How lucky was I to meet Julie Michelle as she mingled with local lawmakers about partnering with her to uncover more unique stories within their respective districts. With twinkling eyes, she seduces City Hall with her radiance and gentle nudge — to help her uncover just one more living classic.