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It takes courage to find your song (in life) AND, if you’re musical, to share it right in the middle of the big city. Even when no one seems to listen or care. Courage, my friends. In addition to musician, I am always a sucker for light. Title: SoloSolo 11 x copy

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Six miles of walking and shooting netted zip until I came to this Athens train station. It was the design that caught my eye BUT it was my patience that helped give life to the image.  I waited for one train to be still while the other pulled out. I also hoped for one passenger running to a train. With a VERY cold wind to my back, I shot 110 images over a 2 hour period. Creativity doesn’t just happen:-)Lone Commuter copy

Graffiti- or street art (at best)- often reflects the economy, society or both- as well as the people who walk our streets. In the middle of one of America’s richest cities, I found this image a contradiction.LEft Behind web

Sometimes the best portraits make you wonder- give you less than more “information.” I’m not sure how I feel about this latest capture, but your comments will be helpful. My title options range from Head Shot to Good Head.best-head-shot-web

Finding interesting content on the streets is not unlike looking through a kaleidoscope- sometimes you see nothing and then, out of the blue, the right justaposition of people and environment come together. Some professionals say don’t walk so much- presuming that you are better off saving your energy for target rich settings. I’m not that lucky. I need to walk my butt off to find content.fair-warning-web

The angle of the shadows, the arches AND the boy with the skate board ALL create a sense of movement and flow, at least in my mind (and frame).

The angle of the shadows, the arches AND the boy with the skate board ALL create a sense of movement and flow, at least in my mind (and frame).

I knew it was going to rain in Central Park. I knew I would ruin a new pair of shoes as I walked through puddles. I knew my crummy , low end -sort of point and shoot -would survive the rain just barely (protected by one of those cheap $5 umbrellas you get from savy NY vendors). Still, I knew I wanted to capture mood, while I caught a cold. I think I succeeded…

Rain 'n Love

I don’t always associate enjoying bubble gum with getting a tattoo…but the combination says something about the energy and confidence of this young woman. I shot with a small camera so massive prints are not in the cards, but a medium sized one will do….

Estrogen High

The Case for Titles

Some photographers say a title restricts how a person “sees” an image. I am not 100% opposed to that point of view, but I think titles HELP my images gain impact. Take this one. I call it “Heaven’s Gate”. I want the viewer to be aware of how the man is moving into the sun…or another dimension, if you want to get a little out there!.

Here was this tiny little soul, aboard her Dad’s boat, breathing in a big yawn as she came home from a day of fishing. It was her gesture, and white hat, that attracted my attention. Shooting only three quick frames, I made sure Dad was in the picture, but NOT dominant. Had his face been visable, it would have drawn attention from her.The image has good tonal range, but not as dramatic as some of my portraits.