Meet Kyle and Esin

Meet Kyle and Esin. Kyle is a hairstylist at the salon right behind that public mural. He’s super nice and I’ve seen him twice this past weekend. Esin (pictured below) is originally from Istanbul and has been living in Midtown Atlanta — and seeing its many changes — for more than twenty years. I loved…

Stories are everywhere

Reminder: wonderful, interesting, inspiring, and odd stories are everywhere. If you are bored with the same-old same-old or are having writers’ block, consider getting out there today, meeting someone new, and finding out their story (or even just taking the time to notice, and observing what happens next from a distance). Hint: This happens naturally…

Give it a shot

So I came upon this scene while Traveling at the Speed of Bike in LA (yet again) and was reminded of this simple truth:  If there is something you think you can’t do, maybe just give it a shot. You may be surprised by what’s possible.  

Today I bear witness

I am a street photographer. I bear witness in a city and a country and a world at a crossroads. At the end of the day, I sometimes think it’s the most important work I do. You may see me on the edges of things — watching a scene unfold, waiting for the “decisive moment”…

Issue 5: Connect

Okay, team, here’s Issue 5. I’ve decided, most likely, on there being 8 weekly issues and then we’ll see about going monthly. These things are fun to do but time-consuming and I have a whole bunch of other opportunities to pursue/consider right now as well. Sign up for free so you don’t miss an issue (click…

“I am the boy”

When the Atlanta Streetcar launched in 2014, it aspired to enliven businesses, entice tourists, and engage citizens. These photos are from a longitudinal photo essay I’ve been doing (now 1300 photos rich) along the route (both inside the streetcar and out), titled A Streetcar Named Aspire, that documents the changing city over time — its…

Her wheels

We rode the elevator together up from the train — she with her wheels, and me with mine. Then she went her way. And I went mine.

Popsicle lady

King of Pops seems closed (maybe they moved elsewhere), but this passing lady seemed so popsicle-y. These are things you notice while Traveling at the Speed of Bike.