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…

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…

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…

Color Street Photography Around The Earl With 35mm Fuji Superia

  The Earl is not only what I’d consider the king of East Atlanta’s music hot spots with a tasty, affordable bar menu, but it’s also to me, the most colorful and laid back bars in the city where anyone can just hang out and be his or herself. So this why I chose The Earl to sit down one…

“It’s Not All About The Camera”, Says My Camera

I’m starting off the year shooting film – and with of course, a focus on street photography. For the below exercise, I selected 8 pairs of film scans – shots from The High Museum and Piedmont Park outings with my Atlanta Street Photography Group. Each pair was shot within three minutes in time after changing exposure settings on my 1977 Minolta Hi-Matic…

Dissatisfaction Starts Like This

A series of life storms enters in, consuming your time and energy. You are in auto-pilot with no pause for reflection about what you’re doing and certainly with little free time. You get irritable, tired or simply disengaged from good feelings… Then here comes the weekend, the last storm has passed, life’s okay again….until another…

One Sentence About Seattle And Street Shooting

  Kodak Tri-X 35mm, Olympus XA1 Seattle, WA – September, 2014   Seattle for a street photographer is one of those coveted cities where most people are just being free, not overly concerned about why you’re making a photograph of them – if they even notice you at all. Darkroom Tuesday scans tonight reminded me of…

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    

There Is No Love Where There Is No Bramble

Location: Portland, Oregon Nikon FE2, 35mm Bramble: (noun) – Any rough, (usually wild) tangled prickly shrub, specifically the blackberry bush. What Do Love and Art Share in Common & Why Can’t It Just Be Easy? Falling in love is a beautiful thing, but as most of us know from experience, sustaining the relationship after the phase of…