Oakland Firestorm Revisited. 24 years.

Hiller Highland Burning. Oakland Firestorm 1991.
Hiller burning. Oakland Firestorm. 1991.

This year marks the 24th anniversary of the Oakland Hills Firestorm. Over 3,000 homes were destroyed, including my childhood home and the entire neighborhood in which I grew up. I spent two years photographing the aftermath. A portfolio of that work, including several essays I’ve written about the event, can be found here.

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Eyes on the 99

Waiter.  From "Eyes on the 99" by Thomas Bachand.

Waiter. From "Eyes on the 99" by Thomas Bachand.

New to my editorial portfolio is “Eyes on the 99“.  This photography, shot in San Francisco and Oakland, examines the Occupy movement primarily through the faces of those watching the protests.  Also related to this work is this set-up photography.