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

urban snapshot

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“From Head To Toe”

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Cross My Heart & Hope To Die

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Either-Or, Both

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Freeze Frame

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First in Line

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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?

man with gun?

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

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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.

 

 


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Afternoon Delight

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Under The Banyon Tree

Plotting…

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Assaulting

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No Privacy

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