Mama José


One of the final portraits taken of José Julio Sarria, (December 12th 1922 – August 19th 2013). This image was captured on February 22nd 2013, taken at one of her favorite places at one of her favorite events – Twin Peaks Bar in Castro, San Francisco at the annual Empresses’ Tea.

Just a few months later in August, she passed away peacefully after a brave fight with cancer. I feel very honored to have met her on several occasions and always enjoyed being around her. She was always so outrageously funny.

Museum quality Hahnemühle photo paper print, signed by Gooch. 

All watermarks will be removed prior to printing.