Photographer makes fun of San Francisco's sky high rents

A photographer tackled the prickly issue of the astronomically high rents in San Francisco with a unique photo essay. (Scott Hampton)

March 21, 2014 12:00:00 AM PDT
If you can't beat the atomically high rent in San Francisco, you might as well make fun of them.

That's what photographer Scot Hampton did in a unique photo essay

Hampton went around the city, placing For Rent signs on different places.

For instance, he described a dumpster as a "waterfront condo in the highly desirable, up-and-coming mid-Market area. Enjoy the sounds and smells of the UN Plaza fountain as you relax in your condo after a hard day of complaining about the homeless. Close to public transportation, Utilities not included, nor available."

And apparently a trash can is not just a trash can. He described it as a "Cozy 'studio' with skylights right in the heart of the rapidly redeveloping mid-Market area."

To check out Hampton's entire photo essay, click here.