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Nathan Wirth, a native San Franciscan, is a self taught photographer who uses a variety of techniques— including long exposure, infrared and intentional camera movement— to express his unending wonder of the fundamental fact of existence by attempting to focus on the silence that we can sometimes perceive in between the incessant waves of sound that often dominate our perceptions of the world. Wirth, who earned both his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in English Literature from San Francisco State University, brings a deep appreciation of poetry to his explorations of place.

Wirth makes his living teaching English Composition at City College of San Francisco.


the photographer's tree

tire swing

two trees on hill

a poet's tree


tree on hill

two trees on hill


Oak I

Oak II

Tree & Hill

White Tree X

White Tree XII

Down in the Valley

White Tree XI

Tree & Hill

Wake (Richard Serra)

Pomponio Beach

By the Light

Half Moon Bay

Between In


buddha & dreams

buddha & clouds


Morning Silence, A Reflection

Bandon II

Bandon Sunrise



The Fisherman

Sonoma Coast

Sonoma Coast

Self Portrait XIII

Self & Time