The female gaze

Lately, I’m heartened to hear that something called “the female gaze” is gaining more notoriety. This represents an increased focus on the unique artistic point of view of women in our society, and frankly, just means a woman created it. So any woman creating any art brings the female gaze to her work. If you can…

My takeaways

You may have seen me Traveling at the Speed of Bike at the Families Belong Together March in Atlanta today (not to be confused with the ones in more than 700 other cities nationwide today as well). I went to bear witness, and to document. Here is my street photography from today. My takeaways? Vote….

Another day, another protest

I have gotten the opportunity to cover a pile of protests and marches in the past two years, and tomorrow I get to cover another. For someone who grew up in the 1960s and 70s and never once went to a protest, this is quite the turn of events for me. I don’t march. I…

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…

Earning my “see” legs

This photo is from Day 1 of a school-year-long project I did titled Around Atlanta in 180 Days (take a peek!). That’s when I first threw my bike, laptop, and camera in the car and started riding my bike around the cities of Decatur and Atlanta, Georgia every day because my younger daughter was going to a…

Gone fishin’

Every so often I take a month off of Facebook. I’m currently in the middle of one of them. It feels like I’ve gone fishin’, like in these selections from my street photography.  

Shoes

I came upon this scene while Traveling at the Speed of Bike, and had to take a photo. Had to write. I write a lot, plus I’m an avid street photographer, and I often combine those two arts. There is actually the possibility that I’m the only person in the world producing work at the…

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…