During the summer of 2013, having lived in San Francisco for a few months, I started roaming the streets of the city, collecting numbers hidden in plain sight and sharing them online, one everyday, for a hundred days.
I went on an adventure on which I would be able to look back and say: “remember that time I took photos of 100 numbers?” There is a beauty in the ephemerality of the process, sharing a slice people's lives by bumping an ever increasing counter and then disappearing.
Over time, each photo was accompanied by a short anecdote related to the city and the number, and under the lack of meaning of cataloguing numbers emerged the history of San Francisco.
Numbers is a multi-faceted project. An offline transcription on canvas of an online experience. A piece of a hundred pieces. A limited edition marking its own completion in documenting the city.
Mixed media, laser printed, manually transferred on canvas.