homage to de chirico, san francisco, ca.

Lester Weiss

Imaginary City

Lester Weiss describes his imagery as "an archaeology of the present moment." By merging found realities on the streets of San Francisco, Weiss produces a re-contextualization of urban surfaces and places, creating an imaginary sense of environment. These transformative images focus on reflective surfaces as their primary medium of communication. His work transcends a mere documentation of the city, but rather reveals the pulse of a place, where "vandalized surfaces become expressions of passion and spirituality and torn, weathered, and aged posters become poetic messages."