As a landscape photographer, Barry Fink is no stranger to the Bay.
But his work has taken a decidedly different form in the last year.
Fink, who recently celebrated the 100th anniversary of the birth of William Tell, has recently been making waves on Instagram and in his own work.
His images capture an era when the Bay was considered a “beautiful place,” and he has been documenting the transformation of the region since the late ’80s.
The landscape photographer’s work is often inspired by the natural beauty of the bay, but he also uses his photographic experience to explore the darker side of life.
He is best known for his work documenting the death of William S. Tell in 1993, but his images also cover the aftermath of the BP oil spill in 2010, the mass shootings in San Francisco in 2015, and his first work documenting police brutality in Ferguson, Missouri.
While he focuses on the beauty of California’s coastline, Fink also likes to explore deeper cultural influences on the images he creates.
“There’s a lot of history in California, and I’m really interested in what happens when you start exploring a place that’s been there forever,” Fink told The Huffington Post.
“The beauty of it, I think, lies in the journey that’s taking place there.
It’s just a really beautiful place.”
Fink’s images also show that even in the darkest of times, a beautiful landscape can still be a beautiful place.
“I’m very proud to be a landscape and urbanist,” Finkle said.
“But I’m also very passionate about the history of California and what it means to live here.”
For more on Fink’s work, check out the slideshow below.