Travis Jensen has a knack for connecting with people and getting them to bare their souls… Scouring the streets of San Francisco on a daily basis, Jensen doesn’t just photograph the unique, eclectic individuals and environment of the city, he brings his subjects kicking and screaming to life — exploring the real street life and personalities that few tourists get to see.
Travis’s relentless passion for shooting photos has resulted in his deeply personal, striking and unapologetic work being exhibited numerous times, while appearing in a variety of print and online publications. He’s also collaborated with multiple big-name companies and has published several books. But his pursuit of photography has never been about making money. Most of the profits from his photos and books are donated to Larkin Street Youth Services — a San Francisco-based non-profit organization that provides various support services for at-risk youth living on the street.
As an at-risk youth himself once — coming to San Francisco fresh out of high school and becoming immersed in the thriving skateboard scene — Jensen believes in giving back to the city that raised him and taught him so much. “Growing up” in The City, the streets have never quite left him — and he has a special understanding of his home and its inhabitants that is uniquely reflected in his stunning candid shots and street portraits.