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

photography

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It’s a Keeper!


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Photo Shoot

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🙂 🙂 🙂


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If Looks Could Kill

lady20150427_8885 as Smart Object-1

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.

 

 


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Grab ‘n Run

grab 'n run


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Rowdies & Ruffians: An Occupational Hazard

The kid on the left just picked a wad of something up off the street and threw it at me. He looks a bit unstable and his hackles are still raised for no reason I can detect. It was unprovoked aggression because my camera was unobtrusively cradled in my hand  down behind my right leg but I immediately shouldered it and fired off a sustained ‘mad minute’ burst on full-automatic. His two companions are exhibiting mock outrage.

punks


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Tryptich

tryptich


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Nothing To Do, Nowhere to Go

homeless man


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Smokin’ In The Rain

smoking in the rain


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Memorial Day

runners


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Hung Out To Dry

upside down


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“I’ve got enough hair for both of us!”

couple


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The Collector

the collector


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Smoke Break Outside the Rejuvenation Clinic

no smoking

🙂 hover mouse over image to enlarge 🙂


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Hoops

hula hoop lady


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Lady With A Cigar

ladywithcigar


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VIP Descending

VIP


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Oblivious

two girl2 selfie


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Smacky-Mouth Cafe

smacky mouth cafe

Notice (below) in window reflection intrepid photog instinctively firing off a one-handed shot.

smacky mouth cafe

🙂 🙂 🙂


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Tying His Shoe

mustang


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I Am Who I Am

dignity


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Temptation (Woman Beckoning With An Apple)

two girls


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Beware A Woman Scorned

the captain


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ménage à trois

ménage à trois


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Ex-Con

'hard times' tattoo

The caption to his tattoo of a jail cell (hover your mouse to enlarge image) indicates the guy on the right has done some ‘Hard Time.’ The cherubic kid on the left may be his ‘bubba’ but I didn’t stick around long enough to find out. 🙂