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Dreamy Photos Capture the Charming, Candy-Colored Streets of San Francisco

Streets of San Francisco by Helene Havard

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.

Photographer Helene Havard captures the charm of San Francisco in her latest series.

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She brings out the city’s playful side by digitally applying colorful, pastel tones to her photos.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.

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