Mark I Chester photo of the day
Mark I Chester studio  1229 Folsom St./SF  415-621-6294 

August 19, 2011

photo of the day 8/19/2011. photo Mark I Chester.
A 3'x5" photograph altered with black marker and x-acto knife. Untitled. (I lost my head over you) from the series Wounded Art, 1984. All hand work, no computer.

A personal ritual act to reclaim photographs that had been intentionally sullied by agents of the authorities after the Folsom St. Fire on July 11, 1981. I am posting this in honor of the 30th anniversary of the Folsom St. Fire, at that time the largest fire in SF since the 1906 earthquake. I was so busy preparing for Dore, I couldn't even think about it.