Succulence Living Art Wall on Cortland Avenue

To keep my creative juices flowing I’ve become part of a monthly photography collective. We’re a group of photographers from all over the world who post ten photos every month on the tenth of the month. It’s called “10-on-10” and we link to each other blogs to share our work.

In December I wrote an article about Ken Shelf, the owner of Succulence in Bernal Heights, and you can read that here if you missed it. We talked about this idea of living a succulent life. To Ken it mean slowing down to appreciate the beauty and richness all around us and sharing that with others. Since his shop has an amazing visual aesthetic, filled with a plant lovers eye candy, I decided to dedicate my first 10-on-10 post to some of my favorite shots from that photo shoot. Nine of these are from Succulence on Cortland Avenue, with an extra one from the beautiful Westerbeke Ranch in Sonoma.

As part of the collective, this month I get to share the work of photographer Trine Nilsen from Norway. Trine takes baby and family portraits that really reflect this idea of a succulent lifestyle. This month she had some technology issues (as we all do) so she did a series of drawings about her creative process. I’m always so impressed when people can draw well, so take a look at Trine’s process here.

Until next month….stay creative.

Succulence Back Patio in the San Francisco store

Succulent plants as living art and design

Varieties of small succulent plants at Succulent Store in San Francisco

Close up of Succulent plant

10 comments on “10-on-10 Photography Collective: Succulent Living”

  1. Hi Jen,
    thank you for your kind words 🙂 And wow – I am impressed by the beauty you present by these plants. I love the mix of angles and depth of field. I applaud your pictures

    Love from Trini in Norway

  2. Excellent images of succulents. I’m so happy that they are so popular these days and help to save our water! I hope I get the time to read the article you wrote. Thank you for sharing!

    • Thanks Kim. Succulents are really popular in SF and we have the perfect climate for them according to Ken, the owner of the store. They thrive here. Excited to see more of your photographs in 10-on-10.

    • Kristina,
      You, me & Erica can all meet in Bernal, have lunch and go shooting. It would be a great day. I would love to get together when you’re next in SF. Will you let me know so we can try to set something up! Thanks so much for coordinating 10-on-10! You’re awesome.

  3. I love the idea of living a succulent lifestyle – how profound! I often think of myself as a little succulent, where I can break off piece of myself, leave them places, and they will grow and thrive 🙂 They are my favorite and these photos are stunning! I added this shop to my list of “to visit” when i got to SF – it looks like a dream!

  4. Love the succulents Jen! It’s amazing how colorful they can be! Makes me want to make a succulent corner in my house 🙂 All pictures are lovely, welcome to the circle and looking forward to see more in the next months!

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