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…

When Using Color in Street Photography Makes Sense

Digital, Ricoh GR  “The East Atlanta Strut”, Georgia, 2014    8/16/16 EDITED: Original post, September 29, 2014. I wholeheartedly embrace the idea that monochrome lends a certain beauty to a photograph that demands more of both the photograph and the photographer. However, the subject of color versus black and white is interesting to me, so I…

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…

Street Photo of A Mother & Son At A Bar After His Wedding

  Experiments with the Ricoh GR’s in camera 47mm crop, macro and flash while attempting to maintain proper focus. The Village at Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL   He had just gotten married that day…. and there’s more to the story, but let’s just leave it there!  

Only In Little 5 Points

Only in Little Five Points can a street photographer find an off-duty comedian/magician/clown AND a film crew on break!  

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…

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…