Pandemonia: An Alternative Home Page for Hamish Reid.

Lightfall, Berkeley
Lightfall, Berkeley


An alternative to my more formal Hamish Reid Photography portfolio pages.

Photo Galleries and Essays

An informal set of galleries and photo essays that didn’t make the cut for my more formal site.

Emeryville Warehouse Co., early 1990's

Emeryville in the 1980’s and 1990’s

Photos of Emeryville, California, from the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.

Angel Underground

Under London

Photos of London Underground (the Tube) in the late 1980’s.

Desert Junk

What amazed me most when I first drove into the Californian deserts some thirty years ago was the pervasive junk…

Telegraph and Dwight during the Berkeley People's Park riots, 1991.

The Occupation

A Photo Essay on Berkeley People’s Park Riots and Demonstrations, 1991

About Pandemonia


UC sculler passing under Park Street Bridge, Oakland Estuary


About Pandemonia

Note: as of May 2021, is undergoing yet another renovation, so things are probably missing and / or out of place. Sorry about that…

The Site

Pandemonia is an informal place for Hamish Reid’s photography, video, and associated writing, including photo essays, reviews, and more. It’s effectively a less-formal, more immediate version of my portfolio site, with content that wouldn’t necessarily fit there.


The History

Pandemonia has History (it predates the original Netscape browser), and some of the old stuff is still around if you really want to see it, at Old Pandemonia (I leave those pages up as a sometimes-amusing look at what might have passed for a state-of-the-art photography website in the mid-1990’s). Someday soon most of that stuff will be taken down, but in the meantime, it’s still sort of there, if you know where to look.


The Photos

The photos on Pandemonia range from snapshots done with an iPhone to stuff done with a 4×5 view camera, and from the film era to current digital technology (with a strong bias towards digital — I never get nostalgic for darkrooms and film). The subjects range from desert landscapes through urban streetscapes to people to digital manipulations — i.e. whatever I happen to see (or “see”) at the time. Few of the photos in Pandemonia are technically much good; they don’t pretend to be anything more than what they are — snapshots or photos taken in hurried circumstances (sometimes while trespassing), just trying to document what I see.

All images are Copyright © Hamish Reid, Richmond, California, unless otherwise specifically stated.


The Photographer (Hamish Reid)


Hamish Reid at Umina Beach fish and chip shop, NSW Central Coast, a couple of years ago.
Hamish Reid at Umina Beach fish and chip shop, NSW Central Coast, a few years ago.

I am an Anglo-Australian photographer currently living in Richmond, California. I work as a software professional and (sometimes) as a photographer; I’m also a private pilot based at Oakland (KOAK) and Hayward (KHWD) airports.

My more formal photography showcase is at; and my videos can be seen at my Vimeo and Youtube channels. Other sites include my California from the Side of the Road Tumblr; my @jingletown Instagram stream; and my (very out of date) Yankee Alpha Foxtrot Bravo general aviation flying blog. My (inevitable) Facebook photo page is Hamish Reid Photography.