Hey Everybody,


This is going to be my last photo for a while. A few hours ago I had my camera stolen right out of my hand. Thankfully, I'm OK.


It's a good time for a break anyway. Thanks for all the kind comments.





  • Matteo 4y

    Absolutely brilliant. Bravo!
  • pix.plz 4y

    Keoki Seu I was at Arguello and Balboa at about 4:45 p.m. when it happened.

    ihatefog Thank you! I'm not that mad, actually. The moment when I knew I wouldn't get hurt was a huge relief. Also, the camera appeared to get badly damaged in the process. As for the guy in the photo, I think he was just goofing around.

    Claudine Co Troy Holden Thanks a lot...I'll contact you privately about this.

    I really appreciate everyone's support. Stay safe!
  • Brandon Doran 4y

    Glad you're ok but this is such a bummer. If you round up a Nikon body, I have a 18-105 you're welcome to use.

    I was paranoid about this and a few months ago and added all my gear to my insurance policy. Apparently you can do that, as long as you're not making a living from the gear.
  • kewzoo 4y

    Very sorry to hear this! That's one of my fears--did someone just fly by and yank it? Yikes! Did you lose many images?
    (By the way, the photo here looks like it's somebody who just had his camera yanked away.)
    I hope you'll take some of these nice people's offers so we don't have to stop seeing what you reel in!
  • James 4y

    So sorry for your loss
  • Travis Jensen 4y

    Dang, that's a bummer. Really sorry to hear that, Justin. Arguello and Balboa is the last place I see something like this happening...weird. Glad to hear you're OK.
  • Erik Wilson 4y

    I just heard about this earlier today. So sorry for you, my friend! It's one of my greatest fears... even though I know that cameras can always be replaced. If there is anything at all that I can do to help, please let me know. You should be taking pictures. Lots and lots of pictures. Every day.

    Still, I'm very glad to know that you weren't hurt and are okay after this terrible incident.
  • skyloader 4y

    NO, that sucks! good to know you're OK. i've had some close calls in the past myself. on the plus is you'll be more aware of what's going on around you from now on. stay safe, keep shooting
  • Paula Wirth 4y

    I'm so sorry to hear this... I have a Canon Rebel you could borrow, with a really nice zoom lens... or a Fuji Finepix...
  • Taylor_B_ 4y

    Wow... I live at Arguello and Golden Gate, what day did this happen on? The 21st? It's usually a pretty safe neighborhood, time to start keeping a more careful eye out.
  • Dmitry Taranov 4y

    Have a good time for a break anyway
  • Jen 4y

    whoa, I'm kinda late to this, but glad you're ok.
    Everyone be safe out there!
  • Ines van Megen-Thijssen 4y

  • Andrew Ng 4y

    dude sorry to hear that.
  • Jeff Marcowitz 4y

    Justin - just read your interview on ShutterSalt. Will start following your work. Here is a link to a strap I bought to help prevent the very thing you experienced.
  • Terry Wong 4y

    Sorry to hear about what happened. That's really not cool. Don't let the bastards get you down!
  • mcohen123 4y

    I Love your stuff. You have a real talent for street photography. Any plans for a resurrection?
  • pix.plz 4y

    mcohen123 Thanks! Yes, I plan to start doing this again, just not yet sure when.
  • obplan 4y

    found your amazing shots 30 secs before finding this thread -- don't be discouraged and take your community up on their offers. You have a wonderful eye.
  • v.ir.g.il.e 4y

    damn, i missed that post :(
    hopefully it seems that you got a new camera.
    welcome back!
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