“Believe it or not, there was life in San Jose before Silicon Valley. This area
has a rich history that runs deeper than the latest, greatest gadget or mirrored
building and Josh Marcotte is committed to preserving it. Armed with only a
camera, Marcotte takes to the streets to document the fading and slowly
crumbling buildings, landmarks, signage and structures of the San Jose of old
for a photo project that he refers to as Lost San Jose. Now 10 years and several
cameras into the project, Marcotte is creating a visual tribute to what he calls
a city that’s hidden, overlooked and unwanted.”
— Metro Silicon Valley. Best of 2011 Issue.
I’m a writer, photographer and Fourth Generation San Jose resident, stumbling through the world sleep deprived. My life is scraps of paper and photos of the places I find myself. Most of them are in San Jose, but sometimes I find myself further afield. Here is my life, in no particular order.