Street Photography

The Art of Humility

I'll start in the middle of the story... I felt like I wanted to throw in the towel for professional photography.  The reasons are manifold, if they can be called reasons, but I know that down deep they circle around the three strikes of self-pity, impatience, and doubt.  All of these are opposed to true humility, and thus, they are opposed to betterment and personal well-being.  In older terms, holiness...

In Praise of Shadows

I noted before that I've seen several themes show up here and there in my image library: the wide use of doors, windows, shadows, and others.  Surely, loving the pursuit and writing with light, these are bound to show up once in a while, how could they not?  But they appear quite a bit in my images and I've wondered why?  If I were to recline on a couch and have a psychotherapist draw out my earliest memories would they find untold treasures or horrors pertaining to these themes?  Probably not...

Check Your Bandwidth... New Work City

Click the image strip below to see a relatively large New Work Gallery.  I'm quite backlogged with so much to purge and edit...not the worst place to be.  As many photographers might be able to attest to, the most difficult aspect can be gallery curation: which to show and which not to show.  Soon, some images will find their way into individual galleries within the ARTifice collection.  Those not of the narrow path will be lost forever!  Enjoy...

What a Difference a Second Makes

Can you hear it?  Dinah Washington's immortal and inimitable voice, "What a diff'rence a day makes, twenty-four little hours." The song is pretty self-explanatory, but what's the application here?  Well, this past Saturday was the first photography workshop that I've led.  It was street photography in particular.  It was a fun, and stressful at times, but definitely a learning experience as I move forward in the photo biz...

Shooting from the Hip... Murderous Taxidermy?

They say that, for good speaking or instruction to happen, you should "Tell 'em what you're gonna say, say it, and then tell 'em what you said."  There it is all laid out... your three point sermon; your intro, body, and conclusion; your magnum opus.  In keeping with such wisdom, this post is the first in a discontiguous series on street photography technique.  In particular, the sneaky tactic of taking pictures of people while appearing not to...