I have lived in Petaluma, California, for 31 of my 62 years. The Petaluma Series began in earnest a few years ago when a big downtown redevelopment project was undertaken (still ongoing). The Petaluma Series is partially an attempt to catalog some of the interesting older places in my town, some of which have vanished since the project began; to document some of the changes as they were taking place; and to show some of Petaluma's charm and beauty. I tried to get a feeling of the passage of time in the style of the images.

Michael Maggid, Petaluma, December, 2007

The Magic Studio