How Many Great Street Bands Are There in New Orleans?

Royal Street, New Orleans, March 2016 Digital, Ricoh GR   New Orleans (“NoLa”) is known for having a wealth of incredible, talented musicians. This band ranks up there with the best I’ve heard there.  The drummer, aside from his beat, kept a pretty tight glare on the crowd. I had to photograph him. The clarinet player…

Ben Helton’s “Messiah”

Ben Helton joined The Atlanta Street Photography Group (ASPG) in 2011, a couple of years after I started the group on Flickr. I remember one of our first discussion meet ups after we migrated ASPG to Facebook. Ben drove to Manuel’s Tavern in Atlanta all the way from his home in Senoia, roughly an hour south of the city. I…

The Faces of Dragoncon 2015

Street Portraits and Spectators Digital, NikonD300, 50mm Downtown Atlanta, 2015 When this is the crowd, classic street photography turns to street portraits. Dragoncon is becoming more and more crowded each year. As a result, it’s so hard to move around that I spent most of my time shooting faces this Dragoncon 2015, Atlanta and running…

No Lights, No Props

I’ve never been very drawn to studio photography. So when I decided to start on a portrait project, I knew I had to be committed to no lights and no props, very little posing and as much conversation as possible.  I want to know and reveal something about that person in front of the camera that only…

Project Parallel: Global Street Scenes Through Reflections

Some of us are keenly aware of others who come into our physical space, while some of us rarely pay attention to our surroundings or the people around us. How aware are you of passersby and how often do you immediately create a story about them? In a parallel universe, what if you had a…

A Saturday Through The Lens

Yashica Mat, TTL medium format film. Candler Park & Little Five Points, Atlanta.    Joining With and Separating From Others 8 film scans to tell a 1 minute story on how we join and separate in public. This and Street Scenes Through Reflections form part of a budding project still taking shape.  

Street Shots: Little Five Points Halloween Parade

Atlanta, GA 10.18.2014 Digital, Ricoh GR   Still Some Good Street Shooting The L5P Halloween Parade has been a favorite of mine for a few years now. This year it was insanely crowded, to the point that the Atlanta Street Photography Group and I weren’t able to have a normal meet up. We were fighting…

Creative, Clean Eating: Black Bean & Celery Soup

Camera: iPhone 5  Location: Casa Dresden   Black Bean and Celery Soup What happens if you have whole food leftovers and fresh raw vegetables sitting around? Combine them into a soup. I had cooked some black beans and rice last week. Beans keep a while, so I decided to throw them into a soup stock…

Gnocchi with Kale & Shitake Mushrooms in a Sweet Cream Sauce

 Eating clean while adapting to recipes is not all that difficult. It doesn’t matter the kind of day I have because with fresh ingredients around, 9 times out of 10 I will want to cook them! This is an adaptation of this recipe. I wanted the nutrient-packed value of the kale and the shitake mushrooms but…