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Paula Wirth is a SF Bay Area Explorer, Photographer, Community Manager & Social Media gal in Oakland, California

Using the Flickr BlogThis feature is OK for ONLY non-commercial sites, as long as you leave the credit name info and a direct link back to the photo in my stream. Please let me know before using my photos, thanks!

Note: I prefer a minimum of a micropayment for all commercial and application-related requests. Keep photographers in business with fair monetary acknowledgement of their efforts. DSLR equipment isn't free, storage and software isn't free, your coffee in the morning isn't free, nor do you work for free, right? Payment helps folks like me pay to repair and upgrade our equipment, pay for Flickr Pro accounts, buy memory cards / storage, etc.

My Digital SLR Camera Equipment

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EOS Rebel XTi, Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens, Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens, Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Wide Angle Lens, Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens

iPhoneography (and the Art of the Square)
I'm a big fan of iphoneography, and am always snapping photos on the go, especially now I have a LONG commute -- here is some of what I use.

iPhone Photography Apps & Accessories

Apple iPhone 4, Instagram, ShakeItPhoto, Hipstamatic, TiltShift Generator, Pocketbooth (and more)

Photos of Paula Wirth (140)

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    chicken and waffles says:


    July 7th, 2011

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    bashful trampoline says:

    "Photography has gone from a hobby to a passion, and to a large extent, I credit Paula's work as the causation for this. When I grow up, I'd really like to be as proficient as she... well that's to say I'll never grow up...o.k., when I'm older...damn it, too late! Thanx Paula!"

    July 21st, 2008

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    Miss Retro Modern says:

    "It's up to Paula that I was inspired to post my own collection of vintage ephemera! She has a wonderful archive of mid-century pop culture images, and some great sketches to boot!"

    October 15th, 2007

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    Gatochy says:

    "Paula is one of the nicest people I've met on Flickr, and her photo stream is simply wonderful. A beautiful collection!"

    January 1st, 2007

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    Stacy Alexander says:

    "Paula's flickr album is one of my greatest sources of daily inspiration! I love to look through these photos!"

    December 24th, 2006

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    Coal and Ice says:

    "Truly the Anthropology, Sociology & Library Science
    Professions are missing out on the vision
    ability and skills of Paula Wirth!"

    December 21st, 2006

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    Lisanne! says:

    "I've been saying for the years that the Internet would become the repository for imporant works which would never become generally available through earlier media. A great work, one of true depth and scope, could not be easily published through traditional modes. Paula Wirth exemplifies the possibilities that exist within this still new form. What she has accomplished is indeed a great work; she has complied an excellent body of material about our society, its roots and its various passageways and alleys. When I find such creative expression I am quite awed and grateful."

    April 4th, 2006

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    miceland says:

    "I honestly believed I loved and knew a lot about kitch and ephemora. Then I saw Paula's photostream. That shut me up quick.

    In all seriousness don't read this tripe I am writing, just go and enjoy all the images she has ammassed."

    March 8th, 2006

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    David A. Pattison says:

    "Paul's enthusiam for illustration is fantastic. She should be teaching what she knows. Feel very lucky that she is sharing her discoveries with us."

    March 5th, 2006

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    cluttered swing says:

    "Paula is a great illustrator and she's even better at capturing everyday life moments in her sketches. But the greatest thing about her presence on Flickr is her ability to capture and present us with countless graphic design and advertising ephemera, to remind us whence we came, to boldly go where no designer has gone before."

    February 21st, 2006

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    manthatcooks says:

    "Paula has a great eye for books that add a sharp note of folly to the nostalgia and she's an illustrator too. Always something to look forward to in my contacts list. What a gem."

    October 25th, 2005

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    productive noise says:

    "Paula has a beautiful eye for the sketch and the perfect moment we are all looking for."

    September 15th, 2005

Paula Wirth
March 2005
Houston, TX, Oakland, CA, Vancouver, BC, SF Bay Area, (military brat)
Oakland, CA, U.S.A.
I am:
Social Media, Community Management, News & Events Photography
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