Famous San Francisco Street Photographer Justin Ryan Beck Gets Camera Stolen From His Hands at Arguello and Balboa

Do you know how much bad art we pay for? I mean, there’s lots and lots of (government-funded and¬†government-mandated) bad art around town, let me tell you.

OTOH, popular photographer Justin Ryan Beck does his good art, his street photography, for free for one and all – isn’t that nice?

Or least it was nice, until yesterday, when the digital camera he was using got stolen out of his hands in the Richmond District at four-something PM in the afternoon:

I’m OK but was just robbed at the corner of Arguello and Balboa. Talked to cops. Time for a new camera I guess. :/”¬†

Here’s his last photo. It appears he’ll be on a break for a while.

Oh well.

How can we get a DSLR, preferably a new Nikon along with a wide anglish lens or two, back into the hands of JRB, you know, where it rightfully belongs?

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4 Responses to “Famous San Francisco Street Photographer Justin Ryan Beck Gets Camera Stolen From His Hands at Arguello and Balboa”

  1. Justin says:

    Thanks, Jim! Like I said before, you always crack me up. Several nice people have already made generous offers for which I am grateful. Glad to just be alive, too!

  2. sfcitizen says:

    Sweet!

    (I swear there must be a thousand Canon 20D’s sitting gathering dust in drawers in SF, cause whenever somebody loses a camera, that’s the model that people offer as a replacement. My backup is a D60 from 2002 – nobody wants it…)

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