Back When: I Took A Photo of HMB Photographer/Artist Ralph Putzker

The Coastside had always been a magnet for visual artists. Photographer and painter, artist Ralph Putzker, born in San Francisco, taught at San Francisco State, taking the Devil’s Slide route to work. When I met him, he lived south of Half Moon Bay in an old farmhouse on the Higgins-Purissima Rd. I took this photo of him in the late 1970s.

Yeah, Ralph’s dog doesn’t seem to be cooperating!