All dressed up for the Super Bowl

Streety is all dressed up for the Super Bowl! Now if the Atlanta Streetcar is actually usable* during Super Bowl LIII in just a few weeks here in Atlanta, that would be a real win. (If interested, click for link to  my 4-year photo essay about the Atlanta Streetcar, titled A Streetcar Named Aspire.) *…

Streety turns 4

Four years ago this Sunday, a brand-new Atlanta Streetcar (which I call Streety) launched with aspirations to enliven businesses, entice tourists, and engage citizens. I’ve been taking photos along the route ever since, both inside the streetcar and out (while Traveling at the Speed of Bike), in order to document the changing city over time…

New management

The Atlanta Streetcar (Streety), which relaunched three and a half years ago, will be under new management starting this Sunday, July 1 as the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) takes over its operations. In honor of this momentous occasion, I did another photo session while riding Streety this week and also (as usual) took…

Toot, toot

Happiness is . . . getting a toot, toot from the streetcar drivers when I’m Traveling at the Speed of Bike. We’ve been waving at each other for years as I’ve been doing a longitudinal street photography essay called A Streetcar Named Aspire. Here is my description of that project: The brand new Atlanta Streetcar…

Loitering

In the past five years, in this weird stage of my life where I’ve been waiting for my younger daughter all over metro Atlanta (and other cities) or otherwise killing time (granted, while shooting street photography, riding bikes, and writing books), I do a helluva lot of loitering (a nebulous term, at best— most likely…

Streetcar updates

So you know I’m a street photographer, mostly while Traveling at the Speed of Bike, with some specific longitudinal photo essays where I track our changing cities over time. I named one of my faves A Streetcar Named Aspire. That’s because the new Atlanta Streetcar aspires to enliven businesses, entice tourists, and engage citizens. I…

Bodies merge and meld

I have reason to be in Downtown Atlanta, just killing time, for two hours once a week for the first eight months of 2018. This past week, I hopped on the Atlanta Streetcar, yet again, to shoot photos for my longitudinal photo essay, A Streetcar Named Aspire (there are almost 1,000 photos in that file now…

Around Ebenezer

These photos, taken around the Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Social Change (while Traveling at the Speed of Bike and on the Atlanta Streetcar) are from my longitudinal photo essay, A Streetcar Named Aspire. I share them today in honor of MLK Day. Here’s a short video taken five years ago at the MLK…