PBDG hangs out with Wade Krause

Pinball artist Wade Krause was in the Bay Area last weekend to meet with customers and do some research at the Pacific Pinball warehouse. Wade was kind enough to let me, PBDG Director Don Starnes, and Cinematographer Charlie Kuttner tag along.

wade krause

photo by Charlie Kuttner

While Wade worked at the PPM warehouse and we filmed him, I snuck in some photos of games.

Time 2000 Pinball by Atari

Time 2000 backglass

Bally Hot Rods playfield detail

Bally Hot Rods playfield detail

In addition to the wonderful games waiting their turn to be exhibited at the museum or PPE, I’m always fascinated by the machines under repair and the store of components and parts.

Beehive detail on EM game

Beehive detail on EM game

EM guts

EM game under repair

pinball game legs

Wood legs for games

room of stored woodrails

Woodrails waiting room

I was happy to visit a Pinbot we used in Pinball Donut Girl.

pinbot playfield detail

Pinbot Playfield detail

pinbot playfield

More Pinbot

Pinbot Playfield detail

Pinbot playfield detail

Wade and Charlie and I also made a quick trip to the De Young Museum and hit the Gaultier exhibit.

wade and anna at the de young

photo by Charlie Kuttner

Even if you aren’t into fashion, the projection technology of the exhibition itself and the over the top construction and materials of the garments never get old. I think this was my fourth visit. It runs through August 19, 2012 and is totally worth a trip.

gaultier exhibit

Gaultier exhibit, San Francisco

While you are in Golden Gate park, you can go across the way and also visit the Academy of Sciences — that museum has been redone in the last few years and is amazing too.

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