THE ‘PICTURE MAN’ TURNS HIS LENS ON THE RESIDENTS OF SOUTH BERKELEY

This article was first published on Berkeleyside, Berkeley's independent online newspaper, on Feb. 23, 2018. Text: Tracey Taylor; video and photos: Chris Polydoroff.

Orie Rutchick has only lived in South Berkeley for three years, but he feels very at home there.

“I’m not very extroverted, but here I say ‘Hi’ to everybody I walk by and I try to get a reaction, even if somebody’s head is down,” he said this week. “And people respond like they’ve never been asked before.”

Many locals have got to know Rutchick. They call him the Picture Man, he says. Read more about the Berkeley Portrait Project.