Only In Little 5 Points

Only in Little Five Points can a street photographer find an off-duty comedian/magician/clown AND a film crew on break!  

Two Film Cameras & Two Fall Mornings With Antiques & Trains

Using a Rolleiflex, Kodak 400Tri-X and a Pentax67, Kodak TMY 400, on day one I started with a small portrait of this camera salesman at the Rust & Dust Antique Shop – an iconic store which I heard was liquidating. On day two, I set out to make one of my favorite subjects the focus: trains. The…

Who Talks To A Street Photographer? (Part Two)

From Who Talks To A Street Photographer? (Part 1), these are the film shots of those who were and were not “closed” for the day. Though a couple of shots are not entirely technically sound, I included them as a continuing part of the original story. Shot with a Rolleiflex 2.8 and Kodak Tri-X 400

A 35mm Day in Chicago & Olympus XA

Chicago, May 2015 Olympus XA, 35mm 400 box speed pushed to 800.   Chicago is a street photographer’s haven and has given me a number of photographic opportunities during another recent trip. I’m still wading through them all.     These 7 images were taken with one of the smallest rangefinder film cameras ever made, a…

Just Happy

35mm, HP5+, Olympus XA Inman Park, Atlanta   There’s nothing extraordinary about these photographs. I don’t know this man, there’s no story really, to the setting, and I don’t know his personal story. He just beamed happiness, gentleness and kindness, so I wanted to capture that.

Winter in Blue Ridge at 100 Speed

Experimenting with 100 speed film in Black and White and 100 ASA in digital color. Digital photographers generally don’t like too much grain in their digital shots, but I found it to be an interesting look that at least taught me a little more about using different speeds across two mediums using an 80mm lens…

Urban Zone System in Decatur

Yashica Mat, Medium Format Film January, 2015 Decatur, GA   Urban Zone System in Decatur: Pairs of scans from the Atlanta Street Photography Group‘s walkabout in Decatur, Georgia and re-embracing the challenge of film photography. In 2009 I began taking an interest in film photography and fell madly in love. I had signed up for 2 sets…

“It’s Not All About The Camera”, Says My Camera

I’m starting off the year shooting film – and with of course, a focus on street photography. For the below exercise, I selected 8 pairs of film scans – shots from The High Museum and Piedmont Park outings with my Atlanta Street Photography Group. Each pair was shot within three minutes in time after changing exposure settings on my 1977 Minolta Hi-Matic…

One Sentence About Seattle And Street Shooting

  Kodak Tri-X 35mm, Olympus XA1 Seattle, WA – September, 2014   Seattle for a street photographer is one of those coveted cities where most people are just being free, not overly concerned about why you’re making a photograph of them – if they even notice you at all. Darkroom Tuesday scans tonight reminded me of…

Monterosso al Mare: From Monochrome to Color

And I who am passing by pause on the height, all alone, in the midst of the sunny vines close by the silvery veins that warble as they run down to lose themselves in the sea. – Excerpt from Edoardo Firpo’s – Cinque Terre