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Walter Atkins

Walter Atkins is an awarding winning photographer,writer and blogger in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Walter Atkins is an awarding

winning photographer

and writer in the San Francisco

Bay Area.

He was a staff photographer and

restaurant critic

for Seattle’s Jazz NW, The Finer

Things, and

Big Fun Magazines covering the

Pacific Northwest

arts,music and entertainment

scene. Born

in San Francisco, Walter

developed an eclectic

taste in music. He saw and

enjoyed diverse


like Les McCann, Dizzy Gillespie,

Sun Ra, McCoy

Tyner, Carlos Santana, Phyllis

Hyman, Sly &

The Family Stone, Weather Report,


Franklin, Return To Forever, Miles

Davis, The

Moody Blues, The Chambers

Brothers, Confunkshun,

Grateful Dead, and many others.

Walter’s photography has been

exhibited at SF's Lush

Life Gallery and the Joyce Gordon

Gallery in

downtown Oakland. KCSM-Jazz 91

has featured his

work for The Jazz On The Hill


View my photography gallery at:


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