I am a retired member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) after 46 years of service. My last employer was the Golden Gate Bridge Highway & Transportation District in San Francisco, CA.

Please join me while I share my photography, tell some stories and spread a little insight into my life as an electrician who stumbled upon the best job of his life.

Update: My short story, The Lost Scout, will be published in an anthology in late 2018.

Related Link: Worker Stories From the Golden Gate Bridge

  174 comments for “About

  1. April 16, 2018 at 4:12 PM

    As a person who is afraid of heights it was hard to watch that video with you walking along the bridge…I am in awe!!


    • April 17, 2018 at 8:17 AM

      Thanks, it’s what I miss the most now that I’m retired: The View! Welcome aboard.


  2. February 11, 2018 at 12:50 PM

    Hi Allan!

    My name is Jane and I wanted to ask if it might be possible to use a photo of the bridge you took as part of a cartoonified image for the inside cover of a rap music EP. I’m a SF native along with the other emcee on the project, and the photo you took woukd be spectacular. I can show you the cartoonified image as well.

    Our music is not crass, it’s conscious hip hop and the album is about having a good work ethic.

    I’m not sure how to get in touch via email so I’ll leave mine here and I hope to hear from you as it would be amazing to be able to use the cartoon collage I made with your incredible photo.


    • February 12, 2018 at 9:05 AM

      I will send a reply to your email address (removed and saved).


  3. January 24, 2018 at 7:13 AM

    Oh my GOD you’re a great photographer! I think I’m gonna have to give up taking pictures now after seeing a bunch of yours….

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 24, 2018 at 8:46 AM

      Don’t give up, you are doing fine. I strive for progress, not perfection.

      Liked by 1 person

      • January 24, 2018 at 8:59 AM

        Thanks for that. Means a lot to me. Still, it’s very intimidating, looking at your – I’m gonna say it anyway – perfection.


      • January 24, 2018 at 11:03 AM


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  4. November 16, 2017 at 12:27 PM

    You’ve deactivated your FB account? There are times when I’ve considered doing the same! Hope to still find you wandering here around these parts. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • November 16, 2017 at 1:57 PM

      I will be around this neighborhood, Julie. I have dropped my FB, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest accounts.

      Liked by 1 person

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