Ben Helton’s “Messiah”

Ben Helton joined The Atlanta Street Photography Group (ASPG) in 2011, a couple of years after I started the group on Flickr. I remember one of our first discussion meet ups after we migrated ASPG to Facebook. Ben drove to Manuel’s Tavern in Atlanta all the way from his home in Senoia, roughly an hour south of the city. I…

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…

Changing “Hop” Into Hope: Staying Present To Grief

Subject: Athena. Location: Blue Ridge, Georgia & West Florida, 2012-2013. Medium: Digital, Nikon D300   Some requests come at difficult times and as a result, seem easy to dismiss. Artist, Bernadette Smith+ of Muse Fusions asked me to do a “blog hop” with her just a couple of weeks ago. This would involve writing a post in which I…

The Many Reasons I Shoot Street Photography (And Why I Shoot At Parades and Festivals)

  Tonight – Wednesday. The documentary Everybody Street, as part of Atlanta Celebrates Photography was showing at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta. I attended, along with a few from The Atlanta Street Photography Group… REWIND to Tuesday…  Darkroom Tuesday. Time to play with analogue photography. Yes, I still shoot film. Here we go… Contact sheets. Lots of negatives of the…

Citizen Centennial: Shadow, Light and Frames

Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park Images I hadn’t been to Centennial Park on a weekend in years. As a native Atlantan, I was surprised to see an “ordinary day in the park” and yet in many ways, the feel was far from ordinary. It was our last Atlanta Street Photography Group meet up of the year….

Holiday Message 2012

2012 Holiday Message Casa Dresden and Juliette Mansour Photography remain an advocate for peace and prosperity through all its works and all its mediums. This end of the year message is for all of us regardless of our “life” medium. Here’s wishing you a renewed and improved vision for 2013. May all your endeavors be prosperous…

Photographing Atlanta’s Untamed Fest

Question: Where could you find a massive human butterfly, a trash monarch, a precision attache case drill team and a marching band dressed in flamboyant, bright costumes – all in one place? Answer: At the Inman Park Festival Parade in Atlanta, Georgia. It’s called “the city’s funkiest and most eclectic spring parade” – and with good…