He’s not a doctor and he’s not popular. The name is totally ironic. At least that’s what Brian Roberts, better known as Doctor Popular, will tell you if you ask.

But the truth is that this Mission-based photographer is popular. He started shooting on his iPhone and posting his work on Instagram when the website was launched. He has around 7,000 followers on Twitter, almost 19,000 on Instagram, and has been featured in the New York Times and SF Weekly, among other media.

His Kickstarter campaign to fund the publication of his favorite photos has just reached its $5,000 goal and keeps receiving support. That will allow him to put together the first two issues of American Analog, a collection of black-and-white images in a classic zine format.

Those interested in preordering the publication and contributing to Roberts’ Kickstarter campaign have one more day to do so. Donor rewards include canvas prints, portraits taken at the release party and, for the most generous, an LC-A+ 35mm camera.

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Marta came from Zaragoza, Spain to master her English but everyone she speaks to wants to practice Spanish. After just a few months in the Mission, she already feels at home. In her free time she can be found reading books, watching movies, roller skating or just enjoying a good meal, an interesting conversation or a sunny walk around the neighborhood.

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  1. I love the photos; it’s cool seeing the context under which they were taken, and then how the shots turned out. It’s almost surreal to see that (normally hidden) progression.

  2. Hey Doc,

    Check out the Mission photos at Alley Cat Books Gallery- up until Feb. 27. I think you will appreciate them.

    Enjoy,
    David