Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday: street photography from back when people gathered. This one was taken while Traveling at the Speed of Bike in Venice, CA in October 2019.

Protests

I have no protest photos from ten years ago. (Were protests happening then but my privilege kept me from them?) My first protest photo was from seven years ago at the One Billion Rising protest in Downtown Atlanta’s Piedmont Park when people flash-mobbed the exact same choreography (by Debbie Allen) to the exact same song (written…

Bearing witness

Let’s take a look back during this final month of this final year of the decade where my children came of age, I came of a new stage, and the world came of rage. I’ll share five different posts that somehow captures a time and place in this extraordinary history we are living, in cities-at-a-crossroads…

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…