Is Street Photography A Ridiculous Term?

I read a comment not long ago which I cannot quote directly, but the gist of it was this: The author said that the term, “street photography” is a ridiculous one. When I read it, my hackles went up immediately! I wanted to gather the masses of street shooting purists and create protest. However, as with all…

Political Figure Without Provocation

As the bird flies imminently from the west and the sisters marvel innocently from the east, a GIANT building in front of them provokes NO reaction. Digital, RicohGR Chicago, IL

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…

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…

Travelling: A Metaphor For Life, Art & Goals

All images shot with a iPhone 5s Italian Riviera, August 25, 2014.   An embryo doesn’t have to try to become a baby, and an acorn doesn’t have to set a goal to become an oak tree. – Marianne Williamson I have heard it said so many times, “Decide what you want and make it…

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    

Italian People, Their Landscapes & A Photographer’s Dream

Italy, Digital, Ricoh GR   Long, narrow, cobblestone pathways, crowded metro station exit walkways, packed restaurants situated in tiny corners at the end of an almost purposeful stretch of afternoon rays of sun… there’s so much opportunity. Couple that with grand and illustrious, architectural lines, century-old buildings – and a very passionate people who can make any…

The Man Who Wore Monochrome

Digital, Ricoh GR August, 2014   Looking for Light in Street Shots One of the most exciting events for a street photographer is finding a pocket of early morning or late afternoon light and capturing an interesting face held for a moment by this kind of lighting. The best of circumstances include an interesting juxtaposition,…

How To Cycle Through Madness

Above Photo Gallery: Digital, Ricoh GR Location: Italy   One of my best friends reminded me the other day that here in North America, we have been recognized by some as a “feel-good culture.” In other words, we try very hard to chase the good feelings and doubly hard to avoid the bad. I get why we…