Famous for its picturesque streets lined with colorful houses and charming architecture, San Francisco is the subject of photographer Helene Havard’s latest series. Havard traveled from her home in French Polynesia to the “City by the Bay,” where she captured the magic of this unique, candy-colored town.
“I stroll in the streets at random and just let my inspiration flow,” Havard tells My Modern Met. “I am mostly interested in shape and colors.” Known for her dreamy color palettes, Havard brings out the quirky, free-spirited feel of San Francisco by digitally applying pastel tones to her photos. The hilly city’s Victorian and Edwardian-style buildings are captured in bubblegum pink and mint green hues, while charming shop fronts, old-school motels, and classic cinemas are shown in retro tones. Even shots of café interiors look like they haven’t changed since the 1950s—each cutesy establishment is captured featuring original, hand-painted signs and diner-style seating.
Scroll down to check out Havard’s cinematic Streets of San Francisco series and find more from the talented photographer’s portfolio on her website.