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…

A Saturday Through The Lens

Yashica Mat, TTL medium format film. Candler Park & Little Five Points, Atlanta.    Joining With and Separating From Others 8 film scans to tell a 1 minute story on how we join and separate in public. This and Street Scenes Through Reflections form part of a budding project still taking shape.  

A Gentle Stranger

Grant Park, Atlanta Digital, Ricoh GR, 18.5mm   Desperately seeking inspiration while out on my own today, I found a willing and friendly face. This is why I love street photography. A gentle stranger… a cool guy willing to oblige me while I create something.  I only wish I could remember his name…

How To Resolve Dilemmas Creatively & Recalibrate The Mind

Location: Oregon. My Camera: Olympus E-P2, 17mm lens   Nature As A Problem Solver What do you do when you have a problem that you can’t stop thinking about or a dilemma that you want to solve? I have always employed what I refer to as “left-brained” tactics. I would think about it over and…

The Word On The Street

Location: Downtown Atlanta, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 16, 2013 Digital, Olympus EP-2 Street Photography Capture Gossip starts at a young age?

Reflections of Ciclovía & Atlanta Streets Alive

  What is Ciclovía? Bogotá (my mother’s city and the subject of many of my past photos) is noted as the Colombian city with the most extensive network of bike paths. The city created a bike paths network called La Ciclovía which takes place on Sunday and on holidays from 8 am until 2 pm. At this time on…

A Low-Rule Diet That Bloats

Rules. Perfection. Timing. Critique. Goals. I have pondered and wrestled with the all of these lately. How can one be creative or for that matter, at ease with so much measurement? Consistency and being true to oneself for me means aligning my personal beliefs with my work, such as the Free-Range Social Media Movement I referred…

Pushing Photographic Creativity – Sometimes Less Is More

Digital photography is great fun but can at times require some serious effort and cost. If you’re thinking of investing in a new digital SLR and have some interest in art itself, maybe you could try something a little less risky. With a little time and less than $45 you can buy join the ranks…