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About victorvolta

I am a freelance photographer/writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. I grew up in the very suburban city of Santa Clara. Education: San Jose State University (class of '84) BA degree in Journalism with concentrations in Photojournalism and English. Favorite Foods: Ribeye steaks and Stan's Doughnuts (separate plates, usually). Favorite Drinks: Strong gourmet coffee and Trader Joe's Blood Orange Italian Soda (separate cups).

As I Was Walking – Now on Sale

March 21, 2019 – My first book is now on sale through Apple Books. Featuring hundreds of photos and even more words. The book is the culmination of three years of painstaking work: writing, editing, revising and then working out … Continue reading

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As I Was Walking – John Muir Trail book Preorder

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/as-i-was-walking/id1449329593?mt=11 February 21, 2019 I’m happy to announce that my book about the John Muir Trail, “As I Was Walking: Two Summers Exploring and Photographing the John Muir Trail” is now available as a preorder on Apple Books. Price is … Continue reading

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End of Year Clearance

December 31, 2018 Surely I could’ve found time to write more than two blog entries (including this one) in 2018, And like any good non-practicing Catholic, I always feel like I need to beg forgiveness for my absence from Blogland/the … Continue reading

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“As I Was Walking” – The John Muir Trail

February 5, 2018 It was just over two years ago that, somewhat fresh from my 220-mile stroll down the John Muir Trail, I started writing a book about my adventure. It was actually two adventures – my first attempt at … Continue reading

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Not Quite an End of Year Gallery – but close

This gallery contains 31 photos.

November 6, 2017 I suppose it’s part of my Catholic upbringing – and the attendant guilt – that makes me feel as though I need to explain my absence from the world of Blog. It’s like going into a confessional, … Continue reading

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The Wildflowers of Mt. Tamalpais

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July 4, 2017 Not that I’m self-important or deluded to the point of thinking my absence from the blogosphere has been noticed by my readers or the mainstream press, but I do apologize for my lack of recent posts. My … Continue reading

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A Year of Photos – 2016

January 15, 2017 Usually these types of blog entries are done closer to the new year, but time got away from me a bit. I’ve also been busy working on my John Muir Trail book. It took me eleven months … Continue reading

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