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90-year-old photographer Fred Lyon, also known as “San Francisco’s Brassai” is now a full-of-experience aged man, because of the beautiful moments he has been capturing all these years, through his camera lens. During the golden years of magazine publishing, his pictures have been hosted everywhere, from LIFE to VOGUE and beyond. He has been compared to Cartier BressonAtgetAdre Kertesz, but he was defined and different due to his native love for San Francisco. Lyon’s love for his home, impacted his photography work, which now is made as a book, showing San Francisco back in 40s and 50s.

* Words by Kristel Liakou

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Boys on coasters, North Beach, San Francisco  1002592

Coit Tower, atop Telegraph Hill, downtown skyline  1002514

Golden Gate Bridge painter on main cable, 1947  1002372

Artist Jean Varda's ferryboat home and studio.

Ocean Beach from Sutro Heights.

Fishermen hauling in their nets along Sausalito waterfront  1002

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Barbary Coast Barker, San Francisco  1002413

Ballet class for young dancers.

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