Street Photography: Caught Looking

Much of my commissioned works for the National Park Service are artistic photographic collections of historical homes and workplaces. Some of the sites include General George Washington’s headquarters in New Jersey, President Theodore Roosevelt’s summer White House on Long Island, and the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s home in Massachusetts. Recently, Arcadia Publishing released a bookContinue reading “Street Photography: Caught Looking”

Street Photography: Caught Looking

I have no idea what was going on here. All I know is that I was particularly alert that day. I saw the gesture as it was happening and managed to fire off a shot to capture the expression of the central figure. It’s like that sometimes. I get in the mood and I feelContinue reading “Street Photography: Caught Looking”

Street Photography: Caught Looking

Parliament Funkadelic. That was what I thought of when I saw the fellow on the right and decided to take the photograph. Or did I take the photograph because of the coziness I felt from the coffee shop? I no longer remember even though I created the image less than a month ago. And myContinue reading “Street Photography: Caught Looking”

Street Photography: Slow Catches Fast

New York is fast.  And for that reason, I can almost always pick out who the tourists are.  They tend to amble along impeding the natives who are speedwalking to make their appointments or to catch a train, bus, or taxicab.  Perhaps this businessman had the right idea in avoiding the sidewalk altogether and takingContinue reading “Street Photography: Slow Catches Fast”

Street Photography: The Colors of Sixth Avenue

Several of my recent posts where about photographs that involved the juxtaposition of messages appearing on various signs.  Other posts were about the psychology expressed through the eyes and other body language.  Going back further, there are photographs that are all about the shapes formed by architecture and lighting. With this photograph, my eye wasContinue reading “Street Photography: The Colors of Sixth Avenue”

Street Photography: New York Attitude

When I get a commission from the National Park Service to create a collection around a historic house or a preserved landscape, I am photographing an interior or exterior environment where rooms, furnishings, trees, and rocks are stationary.  The variables might be the lighting, the season, and the weather.  I am also a variable asContinue reading “Street Photography: New York Attitude”

Street Photography: Feels Good

I don’t know if he is her caregiver, works for the Port Authority – where this photograph was taken – or if he is a good Samaritan.  In any case, it was a nice scene to encounter and I had to get a shot of it.  I especially like how he is stooping over toContinue reading “Street Photography: Feels Good”

Street Photography: Expression

The urge to express oneself can lead to some comical happenstance.  I was on Fifth Avenue, which is not a typical route for me.  But I was looking for something different to photograph.  I was not sure what I would find on Fifth, but I’m not as familiar with it and thought I might encounterContinue reading “Street Photography: Expression”

The Art of Phoneography | Photos from the August 3, 2019 Workshop at George Washington’s Headquarters

    It was exciting to bring my phonegraphy workshop from Connecticut to New Jersey’s Morristown National Historical Park — the site of the Ford Mansion, which served as George Washington’s headquarters from 1779-1780.  This was the first time the workshop was offered at the park and the 20 attendee maximum was filled quickly with […]

Street Photography: Expression

Some forms of expression don’t need a T shirt, sign, poster, or billboard.  In fact, they don’t even need words.  One glance and you can sense a state of emotion from the eyes, mouth, hands, and postures. For this photograph, I’m not going to reveal the location although you are welcome to leave a commentContinue reading “Street Photography: Expression”