– life on the streets of a big little city on the Gulf Coast –

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Urban Jungle

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Fit for a Queen

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1/2 Price

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Dinner

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“Over There!”

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Black Friday Shopper

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Share Your Sunshine

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No Sarcasm Where None Intended

From what I read, St. Petersburg has the largest annual Pride Parade in Florida and is one of the most LGBT-friendly locationsΒ in the South .

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Legs

 

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Morning Stroll

 

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“Something happening here…”

There’s something happening here
What it is ain’t exactly clear
There’s a man with a gun over there
Telling me I got to beware

I think it’s time we stop, children, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down

– Buffalo Springfield –

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“Ecce homo”

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Fashion Statement

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A Polka Dot Moment

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Kids Being Kids

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Red Light District

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New York, New York

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Cross My Heart & Hope To Die

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Either-Or, Both

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Lookers

I am continually amazed at how close I can be to someone with my camera in their face and they don’t even notice me.

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Ambiguous Situation

A man on a lonely street stops and glares at you.

Suddenly he reaches inside his coat for a concealed object and comes striding straight toward you.

What do you do?

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If you’re a photographer you shoot first, photoshop later.

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“where the crowd gathers”

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“Pants Half Off, Belt Not Included”

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If Looks Could Kill

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I take pictures of people I don’t know.

Sometimes they smile, sometimes they frown. I can try to make educated guesses but in truth I never really know how they are going to respond.

I have been prowling streets for only slightly more than half a year now, but have accumulated some encounters you may find interesting.

The above is from the Foreword to a photo-essay, “If Looks Could Kill: When Strangers Notice You Taking Their Picture.” Click on the title if you wish to read the 26 page pdf.