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Mark Ellinger
Worked at Roxie Cinema
Attended San Francisco Art Institute
Lives in San Francisco, CA
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About those projects? Perhaps if I were younger and in better health, but this ongoing struggle with poverty just knocks all the wind out of my sails. I've got nothing left to give. Sorry about that.
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I saw this when I was just a kid in the '50s. A few years later, I read the original story by Henry Kuttner, which is dark and creepy, and does not have a happy ending. Haven't seen the movie again until now. Love it. Thanks for uploading.
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“I don’t know what’s more disappointing: the fact that the only safe access point for our state’s thousands of medical marijuana cardholders was robbed by local police at gunpoint, or the fact that, in spite of voters legalizing medical marijuana in 1998 and recreational marijuana this past November, the raid on my home and private club didn’t surprise me, or anyone, at all.” “Our resilience at the Alaska Cannabis Club should show any government ...
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New post on upfromthedeep.com "Kindness of a Stranger"
"Ellis and Cyril Magnin Way" (2014) The nicest thing anyone has ever said about me came in the form of a comment, left awhile back on a friend's blog. Ellinger eats sawdust and shits two-by-fours. ...
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To show the reality of hunger, mothers photograph their daily experiences living in poverty. Via Cathryn Wellner, Grace Nakate
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I've taken a lot of photos from my rooftop over the past eight years. Idly considering publishing the best of them as a calendar.
(See http://bit.ly/1KFjWwI for a few more.)
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Too often, after someone writes to ask about me and I share with them what is happening in my life, the line goes dead as it were, and I won't hear from that person for a long time, if ever again. I suppose this to be the price of honesty, though mostly it just underscores my isolation and aloneness. At such times, I often think of Bette Davis, who famously said, "Old age ain't for sissies!"

Indeed it's not, my dear Bette.
Indeed it is not.
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You should drag your old carcass over to Victoria Manolo Draves Park between 6th/7th/Folsom/Harrison and sit in the sun (when it returns). Watch the youngsters be young and the Old Farts watch them. If I see you there I'll buy you a slice of pizza.....
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"And a proud, noble civilization dies out... sometimes. This loser civilization, however, will not be missed!"
My all-time favorite MST3K episode.
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New post on upfromthedeep.com
"Imperial Theater" (2014) I am currently working on an extensive post about the Market Street Theater and Loft Historic District. Stay tuned. Source: Bancroft Library, UC BerkeleyImperial Theater, ...
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Hoodline recently interviewed me about my documentation of midtown San Francisco.
Mark Ellinger has been researching and photographing the Tenderloin and Mid-Market neighborhoods for over 10 years.
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"Have laundered your shorts; will be ready today.
Kiss-kiss,
Bunny"
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Deep space music courtesy of the BBC's "Quatermass" productions.
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Michael Eric Brown takes a look at the consequences of social inequality and the people it impacts the most... All of us. Via Gary Yarus
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photographer, writer, local historian, misfit
Introduction
For nearly two decades, I was a pianist, composer, sound designer, electronics technician and recording engineer. I wrote music for motion pictures, records, theater and performance art, designed custom audio equipment, recorded and produced albums and twelve-inch 45s for various artists, and occasionally played the piano in live performances. These days, I take pictures and write about San Francisco history on my website Up From The Deep, and on Through Unsealed Eyes, a photo blog..
Education
  • San Francisco Art Institute
    1968 - 1971
  • Ohio State University
    1967 - 1968
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Other names
tobymarx, tobiemarx, tobemarx
Work
Occupation
photographer, writer, local historian
Skills
Good at verbal communication (written word) and visual composition. Highly developed spatial awareness. Excellent mechanical and analytical skills. Fluent in a variety of symbolic languages, including musical notation and electronic circuit design both logical and analog.
Employment
  • Roxie Cinema
    weekend projectionist, sound engineer, 1985 - 1988
  • Snazelle Films
    post-production manager, recording engineer, 1985 - 1987
  • Truth & Beauty Audiolabs
    chief engineer, 1982 - 1985
  • Orban Electronics
    electronics technician, prototype fabrication & printed circuit design, 1980 - 1982
  • Leo Diner Films
    recording engineer, 1978 - 1980
  • San Francisco Art Institute
    teacher, film department, 1977 - 1979
  • Aquarius Electronics
    electronics technician, 1975 - 1977
  • Academy of Art College
    teacher, film department, 1973 - 1975
Places
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Currently
San Francisco, CA
Previously
Columbus, OH - Quebec, Quebec - Caspar, CA - Berkeley, CA - Albion, CA - Ft. Bragg, CA - Little River, CA - Oak Run, CA