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…

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…

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…

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.

We Are Changing: How People Mimic Nature

Digital, Ricoh GR Lincoln Park, 2015   The photos in the gallery above represent a collection of ways in which we subconsciously attempt to mimic nature. They also represent the ways we create man-made natural environments so that people and nature can silently coexistence. These are arranged symbolically in pairs and are open to your interpretation. There is no…

Chasing Lines and Shadows in Chicago

Digital, Ricoh GR Chicago, 2015   One Friday Afternoon in Downtown Chicago Three cameras. Camera one, part one…. street photography is plentiful in “Chi-town”.