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.

Who stays? Who goes? Who tells the story?

There is a line in the musical Hamilton that says, “Who lives? Who dies? Who tells the story?” In the past five weeks or so, I’ve been Traveling at the Speed of Bike in the cities of Atlanta, Los Angeles, Boston, and New York (where I even visited Alexander and Eliza Hamilton’s graves), and the…

Street photography pick-of-the-week

I asked if these two people were there together at the Georgia State Capitol, and it was a definite no. See more street photography here.

The children’s march

As children are increasingly marching in protests all over the world, I decided that my next found-space guerrilla art exhibit will feature street photography I’ve taken while Traveling at the Speed of Bike (of course) that shows children at numerous protests right here in the USA over the past few years, I am currently selecting the…