Street Portrait Connections

Olympus e-P2, digital New Orleans, Louisiana – 2013   I don’t do street portraits often, but when I do it’s usually because of a nice connection I’ve made with someone.  These bring back memories of some really happy strangers who love other people, love to party and loved the camera. POST UPDATED: Because I’m not as…

A Gentle Stranger

Grant Park, Atlanta Digital, Ricoh GR, 18.5mm   Desperately seeking inspiration while out on my own today, I found a willing and friendly face. This is why I love street photography. A gentle stranger… a cool guy willing to oblige me while I create something.  I only wish I could remember his name…

The Many Reasons I Shoot Street Photography (And Why I Shoot At Parades and Festivals)

  Tonight – Wednesday. The documentary Everybody Street, as part of Atlanta Celebrates Photography was showing at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta. I attended, along with a few from The Atlanta Street Photography Group… REWIND to Tuesday…  Darkroom Tuesday. Time to play with analogue photography. Yes, I still shoot film. Here we go… Contact sheets. Lots of negatives of the…

Mardis Gras

  Mardis Gras in Atlanta A scanned film shots of the Seed & Feed band drummer before Mardis Gras Atlanta, GA – February, 2012  

Photographing Atlanta’s Untamed Fest

Question: Where could you find a massive human butterfly, a trash monarch, a precision attache case drill team and a marching band dressed in flamboyant, bright costumes – all in one place? Answer: At the Inman Park Festival Parade in Atlanta, Georgia. It’s called “the city’s funkiest and most eclectic spring parade” – and with good…

Words Are Powerful

Thanks to a Facebook friend for sending me this impactful message from Purplefeather UK about the power of words (and images).

Musical Attraction

Street photography can be that much more enticing when you are surrounded with music. It creates a magical atmosphere. Here are a few digital shots of local scenes related to music around New Orleans Bourbon Street area. [nggallery id=35]

In The Time Of Your Life

“In The Time of Your Life” is a 1939 five-act play by American playwright William Saroyan. Below is the prologue to the play which I found to be great words to live by. [Photos were taken January & February of 2011. Click to expand photo.] In the time of your life, live. [singlepic id=266 w=320…

Looking Through 180 Degree Shifts

Because once in a while you just need a different perspective… In the arms of caretakers somewhere in a city park in Atlanta, Georgia, there was a dog and there was a boy, meeting ever so briefly at 180 degrees of each other.