talkin bout camerasa blog by Branden Frederick

walk el camino

Published 2 Mar 2016 – Updated 3 Feb 2017


Living in the suburban South Bay, the boulevard El Camino is an unavoidable fixture in daily life. Yet it always feels like a street out of time the multi-acre parking lots cloaking distance 50s-esque shopping centers, the incongruous redevelopments, the aging Americana side by side a world of ethnic cuisine and shopping, and all of it built in blueprints dreamed up in an age that was in love with the automobile.

This sign is all that remains of the old nursery – bulldozed to make way for yet another apartment building.

about Branden Frederick

I am a photographer: I have fun taking photos, and I always have.

I've had a camera in my hand my whole life, a 110 camera as a kid, and the high school's 35mm SLR later. In 2008 I spent six months doing nothing but taking photos and loved it. From that point on I've had my camera surgically attached to my hand (I lie). I went digital in the year 2000, and I came back to film in 2013. My parents tell me my photos are "nice".