This Sunday, September 30, San Francisco will host the infamous annual kink and festish fest, Folsom Street Fair. In addition to lots of leather, and people in various states of dress and undress, the event also features an outdoor food court serving a variety of street food.
Photographer Michael Rababy documented the Folsom Street Fair in two different years, 2007 and 2017, to ” demonstrate that although the city of San Francisco has gentrified over time, the Folsom Street Fair seems to maintain its authenticity.” Now those pictures have been collected into a new book, Folsom Street Food Court.
“All my friends in San Francisco complain how the city is changing. A century of artists and poets are being replaced by algorithmicists and trust-fund hipsters,” Rababy said in a statement about the new collection. “Souless robots are casting out the full-flavored freaks—but as the millennium tower sinks, the Folsom Street Fair stands its ground.”
“In these divided times, no matter where you come from or where you’re going, we all come together at the food court,” he added.
So before you slip into your leather for this weekend’s festival, check out some pics from the book below.