French Wine Merchant

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Another candid Street Portrait, this time of a young man selling wine at an open air market in Eymet, France. Shot with a bridge camera, the Panasonic Lumix FZ28 while teaching a workshop there.

In Your Face

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Vieille Ville (Old Town), Nice, France

Street dogs, like this handsome fellow, are an important part of my street photography.

TWENTYNINE PALMS

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I spotted this old stake-bed Dodge workhorse in Twentynine Palms, California while walking around with my trusty iPhone 4s, five years ago. I came across it again, on my computer, last evening, and decided to have a go at it with Snapseed. A little caressing, massaging, and fine tuning with the sliders and this is what I came up with. I hope you like it. Prints available.

The Guard

IMG_9271.JPGI came face to face with this guy as I was exiting an art exhibit in Taos recently. He was barking half-heartedly at passers-by. Warning, or invitation to play? I took it to mean don’t get any closer to this vehicle, bud! Of course, he was probably just asking, “Have you seen my master anywhere”?

Another photographer friend behind me said, “That John, he will shoot anything”. He was right.

MOON AND TWO YÉÍ

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I’m having computer issues tonight, so there won’t be much in the way of words. Hasta mañana. Or, in Navajo, Näkemiin.

 

Palomitas

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Palomitas (Popcorn), Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

I love taking photographs of just about anything.
But I especially love Street Photography.
I love people watching.

I love recording the life around me, wherever I am; city, town, village, or countryside; wandering the streets, roads,or alleyways, parks and beaches of a place foreign or familiar, new to me or old, outdoors or in.

The human condition. That’s what interests me, captivates me, insists that I capture it, record it, share it. People being people. In their native habitat, candid, unposed, real. Being themselves. Happy, sad, working, playing, talking, relating, smiling, laughing, crying, staring into space or the past or the future. Or the eyes of a loved one, or a pet. Just being.

I love thinking about them. Who they are, where they’ve been, where they’re going, what they’re planning, or doing. I love causing others to wonder the same.

That, to me, is Street Photography.

Sandias and Clouds

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It’s summertime and the skies are alive, making the drive to Albuquerque even more beautiful than usual.

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I never tire of these Southwest skies.

 

TULIP

This one is from the archives. I thought it deserved another chance to be seen, so here it is

See you tomorrow…

 

 

MEDITERRANEAN

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I just felt like a change of pace and went trolling through some of my older shots from Nice, France, where I love to go street shooting and people watching. I found this one, made a few minor adjustments and stripped out the color. This was shot from the Promenade des Anglais.

Hasta Mañana.