Under The Olympus Gun Of Steve Willard

Steve Willard is a very fine photographer. If you want to see just how good he is; check out his website  https://stevenwillardimages.wordpress.com/.  He paid a visit to Boston today and we roamed around the Back Bay and Beacon Hill area taking photographs and talking (and talking…and talking). The man certainly knows his stuff. He told and showed me things about editing pictures on his new iPad…

Mr. G8

  When I go street shooting sometimes my photographs are made better by accidents. It’s not that I’m totally unaware of what I want to achieve but out of the blue comes a great detail that I didn’t see initially. In this case it’s that circle with the green G8 in its lower half. Cropping the image to a 10 x 16 format puts…

Back Bay Brahmin

It’s the black hand rail with its rusty thrust into the column, the dark mottled granite, the crack in the column’s base and the trash tucked in back of the ornate flower pot that tells this story.

A Modern Day Disconnect

Everywhere one goes ads bombard us with promises of beauty, youth, fitness and yes, even enlightenment. The truth is they are lying. This tired elderly lady sitting under the sign for a fitness class speaks to this reality much better than I.

Back Using The Ricoh GR For Street Shooting

Damn this little camera is FINE! It’s tiny with a dead simple black, almost scruffy, exterior. I can carry it cradled in the palm of my hand so it’s almost invisible. It has an ASPC 16 meg sensor and the ability to focus like a cobra’s strike. I have “better” cameras but this gets the job done better. I don’t mean, by any means,…

Homage to Saul Leiter

Saul Leiter is a photographic hero of mine. He did amazing things with color. Many works were looking through rain fogged store windows at the turbulent city streets of New York. To imply this photo is anything like his, is really not accurate. However, the placement of the coffee cup as against the overhead light and the red of the woman’s coat on the…

The Doorman

The Taj used to be Boston’s old Ritz Hotel and it’s still a lovely place. The eyes of this man illustrate eloquently what it takes to be good at his job. Watch everything, all the time and always be prepared to act immediately in the best interest of guests. Sharp eyes and quick reflexes also are essential tools of street shooters. (Using a camera…

No Such Thing

The “angel” is a statue the “cloud” is a flower. Photographic reality is a highly malleable item. Not that you didn’t already know that. It’s really me that I have to keep reminding.  

Photographing Lonely

  Nuff said…

The Great Divide

Walking the streets of a major city as much as I do, one can’t help noticing the increasing fragmentation of our society. Class, race, wealth all contribute to this but the really scary fact is so often it goes virtually unnoticed.  Trump is in the White House because those in power didn’t see it or, even worse, were too myopic and self centered to…