Gay Pride “Belles”

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Boston holds a huge gay pride parade every year. It’s a celebration of sexual diversity and frankly, for a photographer, presents a gold mine of subjects. These “belles” were all seated in a row along one side of Boston’s main public library. It was unclear to me whether they intended to march or just enjoyed dressing up and being noticed. Either way their dresses were a rainbow of color presented an easy composition.

Open (not really) A Study In Caution

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I like the jittery shapes in this. They seem to set off nicely her calm appraising gaze.

Let Me In

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His mother nicely told him that the problem was he didn’t live there.

Tough Day (or weeks or years)

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My wife asked me after seeing this photograph, why I don’t take more pictures of tourists. I think it’s because I have a hard time catching much emotion in them. Street people show wear and tear. Often we turn our eyes away from the downtrodden preferring not to see their pain.

Subway Tableau

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I’ve often found, when taking pictures in the subway, one of the best places to be is on the platform just outside an open car door right before it closes.  What’s going on here, stage left? Who knows, but the major figures are arranged as if they were in some sort of play.

 

 

On The Church Steps

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Her face is open to all kinds of interpretations; watchful, resigned, care worn or angry. Take your pick. All of the above or none. That’s the fascinating thing with street photography. The only sure thing is that the light falling on her gives a painterly quality to the image.

Hub Week Coming Soon

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It starts tomorrow. STAY TUNED!

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