Al’s Attire

Al’s Attire was a project created for one of the most established custom tailor and shoemakers in San Francisco. Al Ribaya has dressed such people as Carlos Santana, Tom Waits, Green Day and Rob Schneider.

A few years ago when I still resided in San Francisco, I was offered the opportunity to photograph his first children’s clothing line.
My friend Amy Miles had made all of the necessary arrangements with the parents of the children modeling, locations, signed model releases and her friend Brooke was to be the production coordinator for this day’s photo shoot. At the time, she was an editor for Getty Images.

The idea behind the project was to help launch Al’s new line and at the same time, build a calendar that would raise funds through sales in order to recondition The North Beach District’s playgrounds. All of the kids photographed and their parents were residents of this district at the time.