Tag Archives: Kayla McIntosh

Scrapped Up

  By Kayla McIntosh Photos by Gabriella Gamboa The name SCRAP says it all. Tucked away in SF’s Bayview neighborhood, a junkyard/teacher’s donation center/starving artist’s paradise is waiting to be sifted through. Melissa Tan is completely at home. Carrying two frumpy shopping bags, she rushes past the metal gate and scurries up the mini-flight of

Vintage Stores for Charities

  Words and Photos: Kayla McIntosh It’s a crisp winter afternoon in the Inner Richmond neighborhood and a small house on the corner of Fulton Street is reaching full capacity. The doorbell rings and the door is opened to a tall gentleman wearing black-rimmed frames and a warm smile. His greeting is just as genuine

Transforming into a Drag Queen

Words: Kayla McIntosh & Hassina Obaidy Photos: Deborah Svoboda Edgar Lepe takes a tube of red lipstick and begins to dab the bottom half of his freshly shaven face. Using a white cosmetic sponge, he blends in the red marks to cover up his subtle dark chin hair. Like an artist, Edgar paints his face

Caught in the Trap

Words: Kayla McIntosh Photos: John Ornelas A small club in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood is buzzing this Thursday evening. The air is crisp. The temperatures are low. And the music is blaring. It’s 10 p.m. and Temple nightclub is in full swing. This is ground zero of the newest and trendiest electronic music