St. Patty’s Melting Pot

Canon and Holga Film Shots St. Patrick’s Day Parade Atlanta, 2012 Reason #1,948 to love America. St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner and you don’t have to to be Irish American to celebrate…you can be whatever size, shape, color or nationality you want. We are the melting pot.

A Glimpse of Colombia’s Streets in 35mm Color

35mm, Canon Rebel SLR, 400 speed color film   My 1/2 Breed Quick Synopsis When I was a child, the most common response I would get from people when I told them I was going to Colombia for the summer to spend time with my family was usually a “tongue-in-cheek” half joke about cocaine or marijuana. (Thank God the 80s…

Cartagena in Black and White

The most striking aspect of the walled city in Cartagena Colombia is the wide array of bold, beautiful colors – from the houses to its inhabitants choice of clothing. So, it may seem odd that my first selection of street photography would be in black and white. As I’ve mentioned before, some images lend themselves to…

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

Who Talks To A Street Photographer – Part 1

As a street photographer, most of my images are candid, wide angle shots of every day life. Then there are days when you find an interesting face and you want to come in closer. If you’re a semi-bold female, 99% of the time, you can just smile sweetly and go for it. Some will just pose…

Warbird Street Scenes

The Atlanta Warbird Weekend (AWW) at the Peachtree-DeKalb Airport in Atlanta is “dedicated to the remembrance and celebration of the men, women and machines of The Greatest Generation.” For me, it was also a small window of opportunity to capture a different angle on street photography. I tried to include where possible, a little bit of the concepts…

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…

Quick Tips on Photographic Visual Story Telling

A few years ago I took a visual storytelling class for photography and I never forgot it. It has served me with a good foundation for most of my photoblog posts since – and I hope one day when I get the time to create my book, it will serve me then. For now, I would like…

Cool Canadians

When I arrived in Montreal after leaving Toronto, I had pretty clear expectations of Montreal’s inhabitants – not that I was expecting anything negative, necessarily. Maybe I just imagined them to be a bit more austere, like their 8 month long winter weather. I was very genuinely surprised to find them not cold at all, but…

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…