New Year’s Eve & This Story I Need To Finally Begin To Tell

Part One of Three To understand what I need to tell you without doubting my sanity, allow me to rewind a little bit, back to where it all started: in California, October of 2016. There I was in the most kick ass, beautiful scenery I’d ever experienced in the United States. I had thought that…

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

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…

Two Film Cameras & Two Fall Mornings With Antiques & Trains

Using a Rolleiflex, Kodak 400Tri-X and a Pentax67, Kodak TMY 400, on day one I started with a small portrait of this camera salesman at the Rust & Dust Antique Shop – an iconic store which I heard was liquidating. On day two, I set out to make one of my favorite subjects the focus: trains. The…

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…

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…

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…

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”.